Each year, thousands of youth across Oregon are homeless and unaccompanied, struggling to survive without a safe, stable place to live.
Youth homelessness is a significant problem in urban,
suburban, and rural parts of the state. All young people should have
safe and stable places to stay, the services and supports they need to
thrive, and opportunities to reach their full potential.
In 2011, the Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) program was assigned to the Department of Human Services (DHS), and allocated into the Self-Sufficiency (SSP) arm in 2019. SSP has the mission of improving family capacity to provide safe and permanent living environments.