Local Links for Teens

Drop-Ins & Shelters

HomePlate Youth Services
HomePlate offers services for youth experiencing homelessness, including a Beaverton drop-in center, community outreach, a Youth Employment Program, and recreational activities.

Safe Place
Safe Place serves youth ages 12 to 19 in Washington County who are experiencing homelessness due to instability or conflict.

Education & Employment

Continuing Education for Young Parents (CYEP)
"Provides a supportive environment in which students can continue their education and prepare for the responsibilities of pregnancy and parenthood." Child care available on site.

SummerWorks is a program for youth that sponsors real-world work experiences designed to help teenagers get their foot in the door to employment.

Social Services

Free information about more than 5,000 health, community, and social services.

Beaverton Resource Center
"The Beaverton Resource Center connects those in our community struggling with hunger, housing insecurity, and poverty to local resources."

Oregon Food Bank Food Finder
Use your city or zip code to search for a food pantry or pickup site near you.

Education Resources

Community Colleges Information
Directory of Oregon Community Colleges from the Higher Education Coordinating Commission.

Find out about your education funding options, from loans to scholarships.

Adobe PDFs of the forms, workbooks and other publications pertaining to financial aid.

Office of Student Access and Completion
Discover financial aid, scholarships, and grants available to Oregonians, from the Higher Education Coordinating Commission.

Job Resources

Oregon Apprenticeship
Learn a trade with a combination of on-the-job training and classroom instruction.

Oregon Food Handler Certification
Obtain your Oregon Food Handler card.

WorkSource Oregon
Gain new skills and training or get help finding a job.

Links on this page are specific to Oregon or provided by a government agency.