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Runaway and Homeless Youth


Homelessness affects youth 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 Youth Experiencing Homelessness Program (YEHP) was assigned to the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) ​and allocated to the Self-Sufficiency Programs (SSP) arm of the agency in 2019. ​​

Do you need help?

If you or someone you know needs assistance, you can find help at the 211info website or by downloading the 211info mobile app.

If you are a young person who is thinking about running away or already has, you can talk to someone confidentially at the National Runaway Safeline at ​1-800-RUNAWAY or 1-800-786-2929.​​

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Contact us

For more information about the Homeless Youth programs, contact:

Matthew Rasmussen​
500 Summer St NE
Salem, OR 9730

Jennifer Kellam
500 Summer St NE​
Salem, OR 97301