Next Steps

Next Steps supports young people in Linn, Benton, and Lincoln Counties who are homeless or at-risk of experiencing homelessness with housing, resources, and personal support, for up to 18 months.

You are encouraged to apply for the program if you…

  • Are between the ages of 18 and 20
  • Are completing or continuing your education
  • Can meet WEEKLY with a case manager
  • Can attend regularly scheduled skills training groups
  • Have a desire to obtain employment and be engaged in your community
  • Agree to save $300 or 30% of monthly income every month
  • Can maintain sobriety

Jackson Street Next Steps offers…

  • Housing in a dorm/apartment style community setting
  • Financial Resource Support for education, counseling, health care, and transportation
  • Case Management that will provide you with the skills, resources, and support you need to live independently
  • Skills Training Groups to help you learn about relationships, health/fitness, communication, budgeting/savings, drugs and alcohol, meal planning, and tenant readiness
  • Recreational Activities to provide you with an opportunity to explore and engage in your community, try new things, and make new friends


  • Stable housing for up to 18 months
  • Personal support from dedicated staff
  • Increased independence
  • Community connection
  • Support in finding and maintaining quality employment and income

If you think you are eligible and in need of this service, please download and complete the Next Steps Housing Application or fill out the Online Application

For any questions about Next Steps, please contact our program manager:
Kevin Grant
Office Phone: 541-360-0860 | Work Cell: 541-207-6886

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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.