Formed in a merger in 2011, Youth Villages Oregon continues a heritage of helping children and families in the state, reaching as far back as 1859 through The Christie School. With a focus on community-based services, Youth Villages Oregon is committed to providing the most effective and cost-efficient treatment options to help build successful lives for children with emotional and behavioral issues, their families and youth aging out of state custody.
- Overall satisfaction with Youth Villages: 92% 92%
- Youth living at home or independently 1 year after discharge: 86% 86%
- Youth in school and/or employed 1 year after discharge: 94% 94%
- Youth reporting no trouble with the law 1 year after discharge: 88% 88%
Figures represent data gathered in FY19 for all youth served for more than 60 days across all programs.
It was a year of record growth and innovation for Youth Villages.
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Executive Director, Oregon
Andrew Grover began his pursuit of excellence in social services as a child. Having come from a troubled home he saw life on the street, in residential programs, foster care, and juvenile corrections. At an early age he decided to dedicate his career to helping other kids like himself. That journey began working directly with troubled youth and families in residential and in-home settings.
Assistant Director – Community-Based Programs
Director – Development
Sister Guadalupe Guajardo
Bill de la Cruz
De La Cruz Solutions
Charles Swindells Law
Jaquelyn Reyes Alonzo
Defenders of Wildlife
CEM Services LLC
Oregon Community Development Regional Manager
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Talent Acquisition Partner
Director, Quality Addiction Medicine & Mental Health
H. Patterson Ritz
Stafford Villa Properties LLC
D. Colby Schlicker
Regional Vice President
Shauna Lugar, Development Director
Youth Villages Oregon’s Ambassador Board is a group of emerging professionals in the Greater Portland area dedicated to helping young people and families live successfully. Through networking, fundraising and community outreach, the Ambassador Board works to facilitate the vision and mission of Youth Villages and create lasting and powerful change in our community.
Annually, the Ambassador Board supports our Superheroes drive across Oregon. Since the board’s founding they have helped provide backpacks and school supplies to 178 youth, and have supported 538 young people with holiday wish lists and winter essentials, raising more than $100,000 in cash and in-kind contributions.
Oregon Ambassador Board
First Tech Federal Credit Union
Keller Williams Realty Professionals
First Tech Federal Credit Union
Pacific University Graduate Student
Jonathan Whitmore, Development Manager