(belated) November Greetings!
Hello All --

Wishing you safety, comfort and community during many continued unknowns. Our community is strong and kind. Thank you for being a part of it!

Please also save the date and plan to join us at our final Virtual Meet & Munch of this year: December 9 at noon! It's an easy way to connect with others who care deeply about Jackson Street and some of our incredible staff, and hear more about projects, plans, needs, and ways to engage further. Hope to see you there!

As we move in to a holiday season that will undoubtedly be different, stay connected, engaged, and noticing joy! Thanks again for all you do to support youth!

With Gratitude, from many --Hannah

P.S. Here are links to past e-news from September and October.
November is NRPM!
November is National Runaway Prevention Month (NRPM), a chance to highlight issues surround youth homelessness locally and in our nation.

We are one of 59 nonprofits serving runaway and homeless youth who are participating in the 2020 NRPM!
The History of National Runaway Prevention Month:
In October 2002, President Bush hosted the landmark White House Conference on Exploited and Runaway Children, where leaders from across the country convened to discuss issues and challenges related to the runaway and homeless youth crisis. What once was known as National Runaway Prevention Week was expanded into a month-long prevention and awareness campaign.
Please plan to join and participate VIRTUALLY this year in the following ways!
Shout out to Ambassador Sarah Steen and her colleagues at AmeriTitle who all participated in #WearGreenDay this week. Many of you also participated on Social media -- Thank you!! :)
Stay involved and connected on Facebook & Instagram. If you'd like to join our Social Media Ambassadors group, contact Elijah (info at the bottom of this email)
We are so excited to have our Youth Ambassadors leading our virtual vigil next week! From our Jackson Street Youth Services Facebook page, you can watch a livestream of this event on Tuesday, November 17 at 7:30pm. Have your own candle nearby :)

Invite others to tune in! Join the Facebook event and invite others!
Speaking of Youth Ambassadors.... They are working to collect needed items for our Outreach program (program highlight below)! They have also done some cool "chalking" projects to raise awareness of #NRPM2020
Program Highlight: Rural & Street Outreach
Our prevention and outreach programs meet youth where they're at -- in schools, on the streets, and at drop-in centers. Thanks to a new federal grant, this program is growing! Building trust and relationships with youth and working towards prevention or an end to their that experience of homelessness is so important. And it's definitely possible! We offer outreach services to youth ages 10-24

1) HARM REDUCTION -- for us that means that sometimes a new pair of socks, a water bottle, and a place to do laundry is enough to keep a youth safe in that moment (whether they are already homeless or in a volatile home environment). The goal here is to build trust and relationships with youth, so they know who to turn to when it's time to find more stable housing.

2) CASE MANAGEMENT -- works to set and accomplish goals like finding a first job and apartment, getting needed documents (drivers license, food handlers, SNAP benefits, birth certificates, etc).

Here are some photos and the November events happening specifically for youth:
The Holidays at Jackson Street
More details will come, but we wanted to give you a heads up about the Holiday Season at Jackson Street. We try very hard to make this time of year special for ALL the youth who are engaged in our programs!

1) Thanksgiving & Christmas Day Meals will be served at both shelters, as well as to-go meals. This year meals are being sponsored by Town & Country Realty, Ollerenshaw Wealth Management, and Healing Motion Physical Therapy. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

2) Youth Holiday Wishlists will be collected starting after Thanksgiving. We allow each youth who is active in our programs to choose up to 3 items (valued at up to $50 each) and community members adopt, purchase, wrap, and deliver (us to) at least one of the items.

Ambassadors have the first opportunity to sign up to adopt wishlists using this form!

3) Community Fundraisers collect needed items for our programs. Much of what we use all year comes in during this season! If you are a part of a religious, social, or work group interested in collecting needed items, please reach out to us - we have lists!
Community Fundraisers & Drives
Thank you Kenagy Family Farm and all you pumpkin lovers!
For the first time ever the pumpkin patch SOLD OUT this year! WOW!! Half of all proceeds will support our programs.
Thank you again!!
There's a special community fundraiser happening now at Broadley Vineyards! Purchase a $20 raffle for a yummy bottle; all proceeds come to us! Could be a win-win for all of us :)
NEW ongoing community fundraiser by ROOTED KIN

A portion of **all sales, all the time** comes to Jackson Street Youth Services! Support this new business :)


Ambassador Jacob Oliver has opened Common Fields in downtown Corvallis! www.commonfieldscorvallis.com

His food cart, Kalamata Bistro, as well as inside alcohol service is now open Wed - Sun,11am - 8pm.

$1 from every delicious Schwarma still goes to Jackson Street *all the time!*
Thanks to Jenny and Kela for spearheading this fundraiser, and to the many of you who pre-ordered a t-shirt and bought an extra (or few) so that staff could also have one!

We do still have shirts available for sale -- $25 per shirt and proceeds benefit our programs. Contact Elijah for available sizes, payment, and delivery plans.
#GivingTuesday is a National Day of Giving! It's right at the beginning of our fall fundraising campaign. Look for your letters in the mail before Thanksgiving!
[listed in alphabetical order by last name]
Becky Asebedo
Eric Aguinaga, Board Member
Jennifer Beaumont
Hannah Blicher
Tasha Brandon
Marlene Brown
Glen Burnett
Ellen Carlson
Kate Conolly, Board Member
Brandy Cordeiro
Robbie Cox
Allyson Dean
Sarah Devine
Linda Douglas
Larry Eby
Lynn Egli, Board Member
Roberta Egli
Peter Epp
Sandee Ferguson
Jan Filley
Catherine Fisher, Board Member
Kate Fountain
Ken Galardi
Shanna Grimes
Gabe Gurule
Mica Habarad
Greg Hamann
Rita Hamann, Board Member
Heather Hayes
Faith Heidtman
Alan Helfen +
Andrea Holmquist
Amy Johnson
Laura Kadelbach
Parnell Kelley
Graham Kislingbury
Darlene Kolb
Kevin Kryger
Dave Kullowatz
Gary Lasater, Board Member
Connie Lenderman
Ed Lenderman
Dina Lindquist
Kela Lynn, Board Member
Torri Lynn
Royce Markley, Board Member
Joy Massey
Melissa McNulty +
Dena Minato
Alicia Moselle
Karen Nibler
Jacob Oliver
Laura Palma
Sami Pulver
Don Rea, late honorary member
Joel Rea
Cliff Roberson
Larry Roper
Bobby Samai
Jenny Scheele
Matt Shumski
Elizabeth Sonstegaard
Amy Spangler, Board Member
Tina Springer
Sarah Steen
Ed Sweet
Felicia Sweet
Carrie Thompson
Christine Webb
Bill Whitley
Jo Zimmer, Board Member

+ = joined within the past 60 days
working directly with youth
[listed in alphabetical order by last name]
Thane Ashcraft
Brianna Beene +
Jonathan Boro +
Lisa Cardamone +
Jonathan Champney +
Sherrie Day
Caleb Daniel +
Allen Dean +
Josiah Deibele
Stacey Doerner
Geoffery Dunn
Emrys Golden
Rebecca Golden
Amy Goodwin
Matthew Gordon
Claire Halaka
Angel Harris
John Havercroft
Emily Herb +
Steve Herb +
Jeanelle Hernandez
Seymour House
David Hubert
Russa Kittredge +
Kelly Kraemer
Collin Korthauer
Graham Kislingbury
Rory Loveland
Jim Luebke
Emma Mandel
John Marchel
Joy Massey
Amy Mastraccio
Jennifer Mattson
Scott Newsham
Janele Piercy +
Finn Peck +
Deanna Perez
Will Putnam
James Punnunzio +
Adrian Ramirez
Steven Ramsing +
Paul Regan +
Lynn Scott
Rebecca Simmons
Alden Sosnovske +
Madeleine Smith
Dan Spindler
Rachelle Spindler
Katy Trautman
John Tietjen
David Wills
Jacquelyn Ziegler

+ = joined in the last 60 days
You help make it possible - thanks!
Our Team is here for you! Reach out with questions or to get involved!

Hannah Miller, Development Director
541-360-0867 (office)

Bruce Piercy, Volunteer Coordinator
541-360-0868 (office)

Elijah Stucki, Communications Coordinator
541-360-0862 (office)