We'd like to give a very special shout-out to longtime Yellow Brick Road volunteer Allen Butler today. Allen began volunteering with YBR in June, 2006 with his wife Stella who has been a volunteer with Janus herself for more than a decade! This coming June will mark Allen's 8th year with YBR...but that's not all. Allen is a software designer by profession and he has worked closely with the program to develop our newly revised street outreach database. It's not the first time Allen has contributed his technological support to the program. Back in 2006 Allen launched our first computerized data tracking system. This new database not only helps the program make the leap into the modern age with a confidential web-supported system, but it also allows us to go paperless as we support a more "green" approach to important data reporting. On behalf of everyone at Janus Youth Programs, THANK YOU Allen! It is dedicated folks like you who make YBR the acclaimed program that we are proud to be.
Sunday, March 09, 2014
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
We wish to send a warm thank you to Kiwanis Club of Portland for their ongoing support of Yellow Brick Road, especially Gilda Powell, our very own "Patron Saint of Socks", and Connie Shipley (pictured above in colorful hat for charity). Every month Gilda delivers brand new socks to Janus Youth Programs on behalf of Kiwanis which are distributed every night to youth experiencing homelessness right here in downtown Portland. Thank you for supporting our mission to improve the lives of young people...one pair of socks at a time!
Saturday, March 01, 2014
Severe Weather Notice: The National Weather Service forecasts significant winter conditions on Saturday, March 1st, 2014. Forecasted conditions for Saturday night will be very cold with temperatures down to 22 degrees with wind chill.
Anyone seeking shelter should contact 211info, reached by dialing 2-1-1. 211info will be available to identify shelter and warming center resources 24/7. Additionally, shelter information is available at www.211info.org.