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Boys and Girls Home
Oct 18-21, 2012
Beaverton, OR

For some teens, going home is not a viable option, and they are transitioning to adulthood and living on their own. But without families who have taught them life skills – how to live independently, pay bills on time, get a job, cook a healthy meal – these young people are at great risk of becoming homeless and experiencing adverse life situations.

The City of Beaverton has partnered with Boys & Girls Aid (boysandgirlsaid.org) to provide a permanent home to the Transitional Living Program. The City used funding from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development to purchase a 4-plex that will serve up to seven qualified youth at a time.

Catalyst brought together funding from Sonrise Church in Beaverton (isonrise.com), as well as Webtrends in Portland (webtrends.com), to partner with the City of Beaverton for this project. The South Beaverton Home Depot gave us an awesome discount on lumber, too! Volunteers came from the community, Sonrise Church, and Solid Rock Church. We built a safe, private & attractive wood fence for the entire property - 42 postholes and 300 feet of it!

STATS:

Total Volunteers: 45
Total Manhours Donated: 225
Visits from Mayor Denny Doyle: 3