Monday, September 15, 2008

Happy Birthday!

This week marks the 4-year anniversary of Janus Youth's innovative streetwork initiative Portland Outreach & Engagement! The program, popularly known as "O&E" on the streets, was launched on this day 4 years ago in an effort to reach the most street-entrenched youth & young adults in Portland and those young people who we felt were "slipping through the cracks" in services. O&E was conceived as an intensive relationship-based mobile street service team that essentially brings case-management support, safety planning, and assessment directly to the people who need these services most…but are least likely to come seek out those services themselves. For 4 years Portland Outreach & Engagement has been leading the way toward creatively “meeting young people where they are at” on the streets, in the woods, and under bridges here in our community. To learn more about this incredible program, please visit us at our Myspace account here. Happy Birthday, O&E!

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