About Jackson Street Youth Services

Helping youth 24/7/365

Jackson Street Youth Services is here to promote safety, stability, and well-being for youth. We work to prevent homelessness by showing a path to long-term success through building positive relationships and skills for self-sufficiency.

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to assist Oregon children, adolescents, young adults and families, especially those in Benton and Linn Counties, to develop a positive attitude toward themselves and others, to build self-esteem, accountability, and an appropriate degree of independence. We provide shelter services and address the issues of health, education, juvenile justice, life skills, and job-readiness, so as to reduce homelessness, runaway behavior, substance abuse, delinquency, family dysfunction, child abuse, delayed education, and unemployment.

Our History

  • 1999 – 159 youth were reported as runaways to Benton County law enforcement agencies, but was more likely double that number, and a group of concerned citizens formed Jackson Street Youth Shelter, Inc. to serve those youth
  • 2001 – shelter opened in downtown Corvallis, now called Corvallis House
  • 2007 – successfully conducted a capital campaign to purchase and remodel existing facility (previously rented)
  • 2011 – celebrated 10-year anniversary and received Basic Center Program funding through the Administration for Children and Families
  • 2012 – opened Cornerstone Youth Outreach Center, a drop-in center, in Albany
  • 2013 – opened additional site for Transitional Living young adults (18-20) who would otherwise be homeless, working closely with Community Outreach, Inc.
  • 2015 – opened Albany House, an overnight shelter located in Albany
  • 2015 – changed our name to Jackson Street Youth Services to better reflect all we do
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Jackson Street is a proud member of the Oregon Alliance of Children’s Programs

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“I was broken inside. I felt worthless and unwanted.”

“I will never forget how hard the staff fought for me; they were my advocates when no one else was.”

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Or mail check to:
Jackson Street Youth Services
PO Box 1984 Albany, OR 97321
PO Box 285 Corvallis, OR 97339

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Jackson Street Youth Services is an equal opportunity provider and employer.