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Happily serving children and families in cross-cultural communities.

At Youth Unlimited, we serve youth with all sorts of stories and backgrounds. From youth of color to LGBTQ youth, our youth feel they belong.  Our deep ties and experience in serving Oregon’s most marginalized communities fosters our ability to provide our youth with lasting, positive connections to their cultures and communities well into adulthood. Some of these opportunities for connection come through engagement in school social clubs, community sports teams, YUI fun annual events, including a back-to-school celebration and for hosting events for foster parent appreciation.

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Meet April Johnson, our CEO.

April founded Youth Unlimited to address the needs of youth of color in the Oregon foster care system.

How We Work.

We use a Collaborative Problem Solving approach to support youth with challenging behavior and the foster parents who care for them. According to Think:Kids — a ground-breaking program in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital — youth with challenging behavior “don’t lack the will to behave well. They lack the skills to behave well.”

Collaborative Problem Solving helps adults shift to a more compassionate mindset and work with the youth to build the skills they need to thrive.

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send us a message.

Have any questions that weren’t answered? Send us a message! We’d love to chat with you about how we can work together to change kids’ lives in our community.

How we protect children.

We do everything we can to ensure our youth are living in safe, stable environments and that foster parents have the support they need to bring their best to the youth in their care. We do this by:

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Conducting background checks for all prospective foster parents.

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Certifying every home where our youth are placed, including initial training and ongoing education for foster parents.

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Providing thoughtful case management, with weekly visits and special support from trained staff.

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Offering 24/7, on-call crisis support.

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