Thursday, September 21, 2006

Yellow Brick Road Training This Sunday!

Yellow Brick Road offers quarterly trainings to all outreach volunteers and program participants. These trainings are free and available to anyone over 18 in the community who may wish to learn more about the philosophy and "nuts & bolts" of Yellow Brick Road Street Outreach. Our trainings are also a great opportunity to meet the current volunteers and supervisor, learn about important updates regarding our program and homeless youth services, and ask questions. Applications will be on hand for anyone who wishes to join the team! Our next training will take place in downtown Portland THIS SUNDAY September 24th 2pm-5pm. Please R.S.V.P. for location at the email address listed below. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Potluck-in-the-Park Annual Resource Fair

Janus Youth Programs is commited to connecting our services to the broader community. To assist in this goal, Yellow Brick Road outreach workers attend the annual Potluck-in-the-Park Resource Faire every year. The 2006 Faire was held this past Sunday on the PSU campus. Once again the weather held out and our table became a sort of stationary outreach center, providing hygiene & basic first-aid supplies as well as resources and smiling faces. Youth and young adults alike were excited to see our presence and we made several critical contacts with youth who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless. As in previous years, we set up a chair at our table so people could sit and get new socks and basic foot care while they spoke to our outreach workers. The food was delicious and a great day was enjoyed by a very diverse gathering of families and individuals. Special thanks to David Utzinger, Peggy Reuler and EVERYONE who makes Potluck-in-the-Park one of the most amazing community-based meals in town. We'll see you all at next year's Resource Faire!

Monday, September 18, 2006

Star Wars

Yellow Brick Road outreach workers are trained to expect the unexpected. Because you just never know who you might meet out there...