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Young adults are moving through one of society’s most challenging developmental stages—From dependency on their parents and caregivers to providing for themselves and defining their values and individuality.
When given the individualized supports and opportunities they need, young adults living with behavioral health challenges can prepare for a successful transition into adulthood.
Young Adult Hubs are regionally unique programs designed to engage marginalized and disconnected young adults through accessible, holistic, non-stigmatizing and developmentally appropriate services.
Services are provided for young people who have:
Modeled in part after Australia’s headspace centers, the Hub model emphasizes:
Services can include (tailored to the specific sites):
Find a hub near you:
Central Oregon: Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook counties.
Portland Metro (STRIDE Program): Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties
Southern Oregon (Youth ERA Medford Drop) - Jackson County
Willamette Valley (PeaceHealth HUB and Clinical High Risk Programs) - Lane County
The Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA):
EASA Brochure (English) (Spanish)
Find your local EASA program
Youth ERA focuses on direct service, training, and advocacy for youth and young adults—the building blocks for creating lasting change for young people in communities across the country.
Youth ERA currently has five drop in centers: Clackamas, Coos, Salem and Medford Drop.
Youth ERA also provides opportunities for training and leadership for youth and young adults including Youth and Young Adult Engagement Advisory (YYEA), a statewide group of young adults advocating for the needs of young people struggling with mental health and addiction challenges.
A primary component to the wellness of a young person is the connection they have to their family members. Often, youth in child-serving systems are separated from their families and have no knowledge of their extended family. Family Search and Engagement (FSE) is a unique service that helps individuals:
The Oregon Health Authority has contracted with Catholic Community Services for FSE services since 2015.
Any individual or their guardian can contact Catholic Community Services for FSE services.
FSE uses a variety of methods to search for members throughout the country, including extensive family mapping, the use of genealogy services and DNA testing.
After identifying relatives, FSE staff uses flexible spending funds to work with the youth to identify activities to enhance connection. Identified family members are engaged as natural supports and have shown to have very positive impacts on the total wellness of a youth. The family members that are identified often become long-term natural supports and some even become placement options.
These homes are for young adults (17.5 to 25 years old) who experience complex behavioral health challenges. The homes focus on helping residents develop the skills they need for successful transition into adulthood, and provide 24-hour supervision and support.
Services include but are not limited to:
There are seven homes, located in Albany, Eugene, Grants Pass, Pendleton, Portland, Salem and Tigard.
Lev Schneidman Young Adult Service Coordinator503-793-9892503-793-9892
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