Housing for Homeless Youth in South Willamette

An Intriguing Idea

A proposal has been put forward to covert a church into housing for homeless high school students in South Willamette.  A good step!

Young people often need temporary, rather than permanent, housing to enable them to complete their education or job training. They also are at greater risk than adults for perils such as sexual assault and exploitation. Looking Glass, a local non-profit group, has said homeless youth are the primary victims of sex trafficking in the area.

St. Vincent de Paul has offered to buy the former church, located at 3350 Willamette St., for $575,000. It plans to spend about $1 million renovating the building and offer housing for 15 to 20 homeless students.
— The Register Guard