CASA DE BELEN
Statement Casa de Belen provides homeless families with
adolescents and homeless teens with a safe place to create
and implement a vision for a positive future, that includes
independent living, self-sustainability, and constructive
involvement in the community.
are youth homeless? There are an estimated 110-200 homeless
youth in Roseburg. Youth end up on the street for multiple
reasons, but most run away from violent and abusive homes.
Casa de Belen provides security, opportunities, and support
for the homeless while they establish their route to independence.
Casa de Belen is an outcome-based program focused on resident
self-sufficiency by nurturing the growth of the 40 developmental
assets. Casa de Belen instills in its residents the skills
for independent living and constructive involvement with the
73% of at-risk students are crime victims and 84% have
experienced domestic violence.
poverty, addictions, mental illness, sexual and other
forms of abuse have made young lives an obstacle course,
rather than an adventure.
parent/guardian: 76% are single adult households.
a safe and secure living environment
a sense of community within Casa de Belen
innovative self-development activities centered on the
40 developmental assets
progress toward the outcome driven goal of economic independence
personal growth in each resident
a network that draws the resident to community involvement
an atmosphere of spirituality that encourages residents
to build relationships outside of their immediate circle
square feet dedicated to serving the homeless
capacity - 60 residents
development began November 22, 2003
de Belen is a volunteer, non-profit organization
||Sister Jeanita Richter
Casa de Belen 2013