Monday, September 29, 2014

CHAT PDX rules!

Thanks to everyone who attended our YBR All Team Training event this weekend. It was a great afternoon and we send a special shout out to Kiera Hansen at CAP's CHAT PDX risk reduction program for keeping it real! Our next community get together will take place on Sunday January 25th (more info coming soon). Keep in mind, we are always recruiting and training new volunteers! If you're interested in joining the team, please drop a line at

Saturday, September 20, 2014


 Yellow Brick Road participating in TBA/PICA community panel on art and social change.

YBR outreach workers Heather and Michaela participating in Reed College's Community Day.

Following our recent training events for Multnomah County employees and East County Police and Sheriff's Office, Yellow Brick Road participated in two awesome community events this weekend. Outreach workers Heather Penzel and Michaela Voorhees tabled Reed College's Community Day this morning, meeting students and spreading the word about our upcoming public training event next Sunday. Meanwhile, Associate Director Dennis Lundberg (and daughter Kallisti!) joined Boom Arts and PICA/TBA for a lively community panel discussion focused on Arts and Social Change. We met some inspired and inspiring folks from all walks of life who are devoted to enriching the community and improving the lives of vulnerable young people. We hope to see you all next Sunday for our YBR Training focused on safer sex practices and risk reduction for homeless youth. Drop a line to RSVP:  

Thursday, September 18, 2014


Yellow Brick Road provides free training events to the community on a quarterly basis. 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, exploitation and social justice. 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 September 28, 2014 from 2pm until 5pm. This month we welcome you to join us and our guest speaker Kiera Hansen from Cascade AIDS Project for an in-depth discussion on Safer Sex Practices and Risk Reduction for young people experiencing homelessness. This will be a candid workshop focusing on how outreach workers and youth advocates can share accurate sex health information honestly and directly while also debunking popular misinformation. Light lunch will be provided. We hope you will join us.

September 28, 2014

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