Since 1968, when we have seen an unmet need and youth struggling in Central Oregon, we have added programs to help them. We now have eight separate programs, each providing a spectrum of services. We are the largest social services organization helping youth in Central Oregon.

Central to all of our programs is the idea that our thoughts and beliefs influence our choices, and our choices define our futures. If we can learn recognize unhelpful thoughts and mistaken beliefs, we can choose a brighter future.

Links to our programs are below, or see an overview here.

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It’s been shown that students with greater exposure to vocational programs are more likely to graduate from high school, enroll in a two-year college, be employed, and earn higher wages. Our vocational program not only builds resiliency and increases employment possibilities for the boys and reduces the likelihood of youth re-offending in our community, it helps to build a local workforce.

Thank you, Roundhouse Foundation for your $25,000 grant supporting this program for youth! The Roundhouse Foundation is a private family foundation based in Sisters, Oregon that supports creative solutions to the unique challenges associated with rural culture and the landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. For more information call 541-904-0700 or visit their website at

Our Impact

Facilitating positive change for youth: our goal is to see youth succeed as happy, healthy adults who contribute to their families and their community. 

We believe in the importance of each child, focusing on their strengths and building resilience. We are proud of the hard work they do while they are with us to change their thinking and behaviors

Thank you to the following organizations who partner with us:

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