Saturday, January 25, 2014


Longtime Yellow Brick Road volunteer Allen Butler gets a canine high five on the streets of Portland last night!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Allen Temple Church supports Janus Youth!

Today we recognize the outstanding efforts of the Allen Temple CME Church in Northeast Portland for organizing a blanket drive to benefit our homeless youth shelters. Very special thanks to the Missionary Department, Sister Johnnie Rodgers, Sister Doris Dines, Sister Dorothy (Dot), Rance Sprull and our own irreplaceable Sylvia Spencer for delivering this bundle of warm blankets for youth experiencing homelessness during these winter months. Your service to the community has made a difference! Thank you for supporting Janus Youth's mission to improve the lives of young people.

Monday, January 20, 2014


Here's an interesting new article about why empathy might be our most important skill (and how we can all practice it!). Worth a read.

Friday, January 10, 2014

YBR Training Event! 2/2/14

Yellow Brick Road provides free training events to the community every 4 months. These events are FREE and available to anyone over 18 who may wish to learn more about street outreach, volunteer opportunities with Janus Youth Programs and other topics related to youth homelessness, poverty and exploitation. This is a great opportunity to meet the current outreach volunteers, staff and program supervisor. It is also a great opportunity to learn more about homeless youth resources and street outreach in Washington and Oregon. Applications are always on hand for anyone who wishes to join the team, but there is absolutely no obligation. Our next training will take place in downtown Portland on Sunday February 2, 2014 from 2pm until 5pm. This will be an intensive training on the methodology and best practices for youth street outreach with a special focus on local resources and safety on the streets for female outreach workers. We will also discuss expanded winter shelters and severe weather resources. We hope you will join us.

February 2, 2014

Seating is limited. Please R.S.V.P. for the location:

Saturday, January 04, 2014


Severe Weather has been declared for Saturday January 4th, 2013. No one will be turned away from shelter. If you need resources please dial 2-1-1.