Are you interested in Supporting Lincoln County Youth struggling with homelessness? You’re invited to attend a Second Home Info Gathering!
Lincoln County School District, in partnership with Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon’s Second Home Program, will be presenting information on our local Second Home effort to provide long-term housing for unaccompanied students needing a stable home. All are invited and welcome to learn more about our local students in need of housing and the program we have in place to provide for them. Specifically, if you are interested in exploring the possibility of becoming a home provider through Second Home, our staff would love to talk with you!
The event will be held on Thursday, February 15, at the Newport Rec Center, 5:30pm-6:30pm. Please RSVP to Second Home Coordinator for Lincoln County, Amberdawn Howe, email@example.com. Feel free to contact us with any questions.
Here’s more on the program –
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon is a statewide association of Christian denominations, congregations, ecumenical organizations and interfaith partners working together to improve the lives of Oregonians through community ministry programs, ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue, environmental ministry and public policy advocacy.
A program of the Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon www.emo-secondhome.org
Second Home provides stable housing and ongoing support for unaccompanied students experiencing homelessness, so that they can focus on completing their secondary education and discover and realize their gifts and potential.
WHAT WE DO:
Second Home serves students in Lincoln County school district, along with Beaverton, Gresham-Barlow, and Clackamas school districts. Our program is a ground-breaking example of how a community can respond to the issue of youth homelessness. Through recruiting volunteer home providers, we are able to support those who want to finish their high school education. In addition, Second Home provides ongoing opportunities to pursue internships and employment, counseling/therapy, and general life skills training. In 2016-17, Second Home assisted 50 students. 15 students received long-term housing, equating to 2,662 nights of housing and 7,986 meals provided.
WAYS TO HELP:
Donations – Financial donations help Second Homes serve our community. The average cost of housing a student is $2,500 to $3,000 per year. Donations also support our capacity to expand our impact as we reach more communities. In-kind donations are also greatly appreciated, such as silent auction items and corporate food donations for our annual fundraising event.
Home Provider – Home providers provide short-term or long-term housing for a Second Home student. Background checks and application are required.
Student Support Team – Volunteers can support a Second Home student through holiday and birthday cards, attending their school events, tutoring and more. A background check may be required.
Community Organizer – Join us in raising awareness around the issue of youth homelessness in our communities, speak to your organization or congregation, assist staff with fundraising events, or coordinate volunteers working together to support our youth!
For more information about any of these opportunities, please contact us.
Amberdawn Howe, Lincoln County Second Home Coordinator Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon firstname.lastname@example.org (541) 833-0667
The Internal Revenue Service recognizes Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon as a tax-deductible, 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization, tax id: 93-0625-359. To donate, see www.emo-secondhome.org and select Second Home from the EMO program choices.