Who We Are
Transitional Youth works to bring hope and healthy transformation to at-risk youth in Oregon and Washington. We believe relationship is key to discipleship. It starts with a meal, a conversation, and unconditional high regard.
It’s estimated there are 500 homeless youth in downtown Portland alone. There are hundreds more across the metro area and even more aging out of foster care and other youth agencies.
The reasons behind these kinds of family dynamic breakdowns are complex; from drug addiction, generational poverty and gang involvement, mental health issues, increased costs of living and cuts in support services.
By providing outreach, support, and housing to homeless and at-risk youth, we seek to transform both hearts and lives through compassion, guidance and the grace of God.
To present at-risk youth with opportunities that will cultivate a healthy future.
Statement of Faith
The Bible is the inspired, authoritative Word of God. We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, in his virgin birth, in his sinless life, in his death on the cross, in his bodily resurrection, in his ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in his personal return. We believe people receive forgiveness of sins and eternal life through a relationship with Jesus.