MEDFORD, Ore. -- Hearts with a Mission is getting ready to open its new transitional living center. The shelter is designed for people ages 18 to 22 years old.
Construction crews are finishing up the shelter. It's expected to open March 1.
“So we’re super excited. We’re seeing all of the construction here comin’ together here, and we’re ready. We’re in the final stages, and we’re seeing everything become very real as we speak, so very exciting," said case manager Bryan Wenzel.
The goal of the transitional youth shelter is to give young adults a hand up and access to the tool and resources they need.
“It’s beyond beneficial for these kids. You know, to have a place where it’s teaching them the skills that they’re lacking where it’s safe and secure environment, you know you’d be amazed how many kids are out on the street because they don’t have a place like that," said Wenzel.
Some of the resources include 36 hours per week of job training, working, or going to school. Wenzel said the plans are individualized to fit the need of each person.
“It’s very rewarding to see the kid actually feel very confident in themselves to know those skills and that their future is looking brighter every day," said Wenzel.
Hearts with a Mission is still look for things to help the house feel more like a home and help support the young adults.
It's asking for the following donations:
- Home decor
- Wall hangings
- Twin bedding
- Kitchen supplies
- Decorative Mirros
- Hygiene Supplies
You can contact April Waggoner at email@example.com for more information on how to donate items.
The shelter is also looking for volunteers. You can contact Bill Hagues for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org