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.

Donovan Ford and Andrew Grover


Provided to Oregon



Strengthening families to prevent or limit the need for foster care



Helping young adults make a successful transition to adulthood

Specialized Crisis Services

Specialized Crisis Services

Providing specially trained, crisis counselors 24 hours a day

Our Results

  • Overall satisfaction with Youth Villages: 86% 86%
  • Youth living at home or independently 1 year after discharge: 80% 80%
  • Youth in school and/or employed 1 year after discharge: 96% 96%
  • Youth reporting no trouble with the law 1 year after discharge: 91% 91%

Figures represent data gathered in FY21-23 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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Help create lasting change in Oregon


Your one-time or continuing contribution goes directly to helping children and young adults get the chance they deserve.


Partner with Us

Corporate partners provide valuable financial and volunteer support. The time is now to invest in Oregon’s families and youth.

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Attend an event

Youth Villages events are a great way to support families in your local community and have a great time while you’re doing it.

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Helping children and families live successfully

Local Leadership

Andrew Grover

Andrew Grover

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.

Lacy Moon

Assistant Director – Community-Based Programs

Shauna Lugar

Director – Development

Local Board

Youth Villages Oregon’s Local Board is a group of energetic individuals and professionals from different industries and regions who champion our work. Members lend their time, talent, treasure, and/or influence to Youth Villages, helping open doors, generating awareness, and sharing our life-changing mission.

Ann Mestrovich

Project Manager
The Standard

Charles Swindells
Outgoing Chair

Charles Swindells Law

David Durocher

CEM Services LLC

Jenn Fortmann

Senior Employee Relations Consultant
The Standard

MJ Dunne

Community Advocate

Sister Guadalupe Guajardo

Community Advocate

Joan Horstkotte

Emeritus Member

Amber Kelly

Branch Manager – Oregon City
OnPoint Community Credit Union

Jodie Oltmans

Chief of Pediatrics
Kaiser Northwest

Elijah Pahl

Director, Quality Addiction Medicine & Mental Health
Kaiser Northwest

H. Patterson Ritz

Managing Partner
Stafford Villa Properties LLC

D. Colby Schlicker

Senior Vice President, Marketing
Lewis & Clark Bank

Pete Stofle

Global Head of Sales

Contact Information

Shauna Lugar, Development Director

Ambassador Board

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

Gemma Nelson


Nicolas Ball

Incoming Chair
Barran Liebman LLP

Candace Elliott

Outgoing Chair
First Tech Federal Credit Union

MJ Dunne

Cambia Health Solutions

Jamison Dye


Whitney Eikmeier

Community Advocate

Ethan Eisenstein


Nikki Gardner

Keller Williams Realty Professionals

Rikki Hooker

Cascade Hasson Sotheby’s International

Blake Howell

Reinish, Wilson, Weir, P.C.

Alex Hutchinson

Miller Nash

Sarah Levine

OnPoint Community Credit Union

Lou Junior Mariette

New York Life

Josi McDermott


Brooke McLane

The Standard

Brittani Pomeroy

Brown & Brown Northwest

Marcus Santangelo


Hannah Tacke

Community Advocate

Brianna Vasquez

The Standard

Daniel Whitmore


Beth Wilhelm

Kaiser Permanente

Contact Information

Jonathan Whitmore, Development Manager


Administrative Office

5331 S Macadam Avenue Suite 287
Portland, OR 97239


Phone: 503-635-3416
Fax: 503-675-2258


1900 NE Division Street, Suite 201
Bend, OR 97701


Phone: 541-516-6330
Fax: 541-516-6331
Crisis: 541-516-6334


565 Union St. NE Suite 100
Salem, OR 97301


Phone: 971-719-2440
Fax: 971-719-2441

Salem Physical & Mailing Address

565 Union Street NE Suite 100-101
Salem OR 97301