CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Jackson Street Youth Shelter in Corvallis has received $132,000 thanks to a grant from the Meyer Memorial Trust.
The shelter helps house 10 to 17-year-olds who are homeless or are at risk for homelessness. It says there are 500 homeless kids in Benton and Linn counties alone, and that’s 500 too many.
“We want to serve more youth. We know we’re not serving nearly the number of youth there are, and this grant will allow us to grow our capacity because we need more funds so we can serve more youth,” said Ann Craig, Jackson Street Youth Shelter.
The money’s going to help the youth shelter expand its services to 18-20-year-olds and help with outreach projects.