HOME Youth Services

Helping young people find stability, success, and positive relationships.

HOME is a combination of services and programs for at-risk youth including a day shelter with drop-in services and an overnight emergency shelter. We provide a safe and supportive environment for both immediate needs and long term growth.

There’s No Place Like HOME

HOME Youth Services is a free, multi-pronged, trailblazing program that has empowered young people since 1994. While catering to homeless and at-risk youth, we welcome all young people in need of a safe space, basic needs, and supportive resources.

The Drop In

The Drop In is a day shelter that provides three meals a day, along with basic necessities like laundry, showers, and personal items. The Drop In provides resources to youth 365 days a year and is open every day from 12:00pm until 7:00pm.

The Drop In includes

  • Access to basic needs such as laundry, showers, 3 meals daily , food boxes, clothes, toiletries, computers, TV & gaming, transportation, ID documents and more!
  • Street outreach and community outreach including follow-up to youth run reports filed with law enforcement in Salem & Keizer.
  • Service navigation and guidance (case management).
  • The Youth Empowerment Program (YEP), offering paid internships for youth ages 14 to 18, including job and life skills training.
  • Leadership and community service opportunities via our Youth Action Board (YAB) and CREW programs.
    Positive adult relationships with staff, college interns and community leaders.

Taylor's House

Taylor’s House is an emergency home for youth needing temporary shelter, accommodating up to ten youth, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For youth ages 11 to 18 with nowhere else to turn, Taylor’s House is a safe place to stay and grow.

Taylor’s House offers

  • 10 Emergency shelter co-ed beds
  • Structured programs to help youth find safety, stability and their place in the community.
  • Onsite meeting rooms for appointments, visits and recreation.
  • Onsite treatment and counseling services.

Alongside The Drop In and Taylor’s House, HOME offers weekly group gatherings and frequent events, including skillset and leadership development through the Youth Empowerment Program (YEP). And for those needing services elsewhere, the Runaway & Homeless Youth Program (RHY) offers referrals and resources—as well as help with the most common problems at-risk youth face.

Eligibility: All youth, between 11–17 years old. If 18, must provide proof of high school or GED program enrollment.

See our “Volunteering” section if you would like to get involved with HOME Youth Services. We are always looking for new volunteers!

Available in Marion County

Our Sponsors and Partners

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Equal Access Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille,...

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

“The best thing about being at Taylor’s House is the food. I don’t have to worry about what I’m going to eat, where I’m going to sleep, or hygiene.”