Portland, OR. 130 friends and neighbors were mixing and mingling at the Dunthorpe home of Mimi and Doug McCaslin on June 27th, to learn more about the work of New Avenues for Youth. The nonprofit is celebrating its 20th year working toward the prevention and intervention of youth homelessness. Since 1997, its programs and services have impacted more than 20,000 young people as they work to overcome barriers, pursue goals, and realize their potential.

Event organizers included Philip Virga, Jessica F. Elkan (New Avenues Director of Development), Cherie Renee, Mimi McCaslin, Elliott W. Moore, and Frances McCarty. 

The evening featured Vibrant Table food and wine from Maisons Marques & Domaines. Vanessa Sturgeon, the current President & CEO of New Avenues and Mitch Hornecker, founder and board member, encouraged guests and community members to become involved with the organization.

From New Avenues for Youth: 

Our mission is to work in partnership with our community to prevent youth homelessness and provide young people experiencing or at-risk of homelessness the resources and skills needed to lead healthy, productive lives.

Here’s a video about the 20th anniversary of the program.

Options for engagement include:

Donations:

Volunteering

Supporting events:

New Avenues for Youth is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention and intervention of youth homelessness. Since 1997, our programs and services have impacted more than 20,000 young people as they work to overcome barriers, pursue their goals, and realize their potential. From supporting basic needs like meals and counseling to providing opportunities for education, job training, employment, and housing, we meet youth where they are—and help them get where they want to go.

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