Program Info

We keep homeless children and teens safe, give them a loving home, feed them healthy and delicious meals, and provide them with other opportunities to better their lives! We are dedicated to helping homeless teens (ages 12–23), teenage parents, and families with teens put their lives back together and fulfill their dreams.

Through our Basic Program We Provide:

  • A non-time-limited safe place to live

    • 27,000 square foot facility with 40 resident rooms that can house up to 60 people at a time depending on resident demographics
      • This includes a family wing, a teen girl wing, a teen parent wing, a teen boy wing, a teen center, a dining hall, a community living room and kitchen, a workout room, a salon, a nursery, a meditation room, no charge laundry facilities, a library, an art room, a music room, a health room, two interior courtyards, a bike shop, a community garden, and so much more!
  • Healthy and delicious meals
  • Intensive Case Management for all residents over the age of 13
  • Onsite Mental Health Counseling
    • Includes individual and family counseling, Women’s Groups, Girls Group, and Men’s Group
  • Onsite Basic Medical Care and Triage
  • Mentoring
    • Connecting our youth residents with caring and supportive adults in the community that share similar interests and can provide resources to help residents reach their goals
  • Assistance with food, hygiene supplies and clothing

In addition to giving homeless youth and their family members food and shelter, we offer several other programs designed to help them reach their self-sufficiency goals and enrich their lives:

Education Assistance:
Tutoring
Study Hall (5 days a week for 1 hour a day during the school year)
Teacher/School Meeting Advocacy
College Enrollment Support
FAFSA and College Scholarship Assistance
Monitoring School Progress
GED Course and Testing Funds
and Other Education Related Supports

tutorEmployment Support:
Skill Building
Resume Assistance
Application Assistance
Employer Networking and Advocacy
Interview Clothing Assistance
Interview Training
and Other Employment Related Supports

Sobriety Support:
Onsite Alcohol and Drug Screening
WEB_050_CasaBelen_CAP_6514Onsite Addiction Assessment
Onsite Addiction Counseling
Connection to Addiction Support Services
Onsite Drug and Alcohol Education Classes
12 Step Program Information and Support
Smoking Cessation Support

Life Enrichment Workshops, Classes and Opportunities:
Budgeting and Money Management
Parenting Training
Healthy Relationships
WEB_099_CasaBelen_CAP_6849Sexual Health and Disease Prevention
Communication Strategies
Goal Setting and Tracking
Private and group music instruction
Private and group 
art instruction
Memberships to the YMCA, Douglas County Museum, and other cool places where a person can grow and learn
Fun, educational and recreational activities
Volunteer opportunities to give back to the community

 

Casa de Belen is vital to our community because we are the only place in Douglas County (and one of the few places in all of Oregon) where families can stay together when facing difficulties. There is nowhere else a homeless boy between the ages of 13-17 can go. There is nowhere else a homeless two parent family with a teen son or daughter can stay together. There is nowhere else a single father with teen children can go. Only Casa de Belen provides these services in our community.