Independent Living Skills

Jackson Street offers Independent Living Skills sessions in the Fall and Spring of each year in both Linn and Benton Counties. Sessions are open to youth ages 15-18.

Jackson Street staff and community volunteers come together to provide practical life skills to help youth become more independent and learn necessary life skills to improve their self-sufficiency. Topics taught include job skills, basic budgeting and shopping on a budget, the ins-and-outs of renting an apartment, healthy relationships, and basic household maintenance.

There is no enrollment fee for these sessions, but food and raffle prizes are provided weekly. Drop-in as you’re able, but participants who make a commitment and attend all 5 sessions will graduate with a certificate of completion and a gift card to a store of their choice. These sessions are held once a week for 1-2 hours.

Interested in learning more? Contact our staff!

Benton County: Danika Trosko at danika.trosko@jacksonstreet.org
Linn County: Chelsea Van der Zwan at chelsea.vanderzwan@jacksonstreet.org

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Where would we be without you? Nowhere! Please take a moment now to make your annual donation to keep these programs alive and available to the youth and families who need them.

Or mail check to either county:

Jackson Street Youth Services
PO Box 1984 Albany, OR 97321

PO Box 285 Corvallis, OR 97339

Jackson Street Youth Services is an equal opportunity provider and employer.