24,000 Oregon kids age 12 to 21 are living on the streets.





12-17 year olds are at more risk of homelessness than are adults.



1 in 8 youth under the age of 18 will leave home and become homeless in need of services.

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Cascade Youth and Family Center (CYFC) focuses on prevention, intervention, and crisis services for adolescents and their families. We are the sole provider of a comprehensive spectrum of services targeted to work with runaway, homeless, and throwaway youth in Deschutes County. Our program provides emergency shelter and counseling, works to reunite youth with their families, strengthens family relationships, encourages stable living conditions for youth, and supports youth in choosing constructive courses of action, toward education completion and employment.

CYFC utilizes a Positive Youth Development strategy which involves both youth and families in the decision-making process. We believe long-term positive results depend on the empowerment of youth and their families and the support of existing assets.

We work for youth living with or without their parent or guardian who are …

  • couch surfing, staying temporarily with friends or family
  • living in an unsafe or unstable environment at home
  • unable to resolve conflict with parents or guardians
  • sleeping unsheltered, outside, in a car, or other places not meant for housing

We value diversity and welcome young people from all backgrounds. We do not discriminate based on ethnicity, cultural identity, sexual orientation, disability, or religion.