Peer Support 541

Jackson Street offers Peer Support 541 (PS 541) sessions in the fall and spring of each year in both Linn and Benton Counties. Sessions are open to youth ages 16-24.
PS 541 is formerly known as Independent Living Skills (ILS).

Jackson Street staff and community volunteers come together to provide practical life skills that help youth become more independent and learn necessary life skills to improve their self-sufficiency. Topics include job skills, basic finances and shopping on a budget, the ins-and-outs of renting an apartment, healthy relationships, and basic household maintenance.

Sessions are no cost, and provide dinner. These sessions are held once a week for 1 hour. Come to sessions as you’re able!

Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm
at the Youth Service Center
960 SW Queen Ave, Albany, OR

Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm
at the Jackson Street Program Office
555 NW Jackson Ave, Corvallis

Interested in learning more? Contact our Next Steps Skills Coach Eva Torres by email at or by phone at (541) 760-0516.

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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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