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Jun 14, 2018

​Board of Directors Spotlight—Chad Paulson

Chad Paulson, General Counsel at Blount International and has been a member of the Janus Board of Directors since 2005, serving as Board President from 2011-2012. He has two children and when not running after his three-year old, enjoys playing golf.

What inspired you to remain on the Board for so long?

Janus has continued its work for youth in the community and I am happy to be able to play a role in helping that effort. Over the years, I have watched Janus expand its mission and continue to do good things. When I first joined, the agency focused on rehabilitating youth and getting them back into the community. During the last seven years, Janus developed new, innovative programs that help youth in ways that can change the course of their lives. For example, Insights Teen Parent Services giving teens the resources to become better parents or Village Gardens that empowers low-income neighborhoods through community food projects.

What inspires you to invest in your community?

My parents, who were Peace Corps volunteers in Ghana, spent their lives serving others. They adopted and raised me in Bend where I had so many opportunities and advantages. Because of their influence and my upbringing, I understand the importance of giving back to my community.

What motivates you to be a board member?

I am on three other Boards—Oregon Business and Industry, Oregon Health and Science and Partners in Diversity. Giving back to my community and state is very important. Serving as a Board member provides a way for me to support good causes that I believe in, particularly for a population that needs more than most but gets less.

What do you hope to accomplish by serving as a Janus board member?

Board members are the supporting mechanisms for the agency. I want to do what I can to help Janus further its mission for all of its programs and get kids off the street. But staff do the real work—through their commitment and care, they give youth opportunities to change their lives.

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Jan 29, 2019
Employee Spotlight - Krista Wilson

Krista Wilson has been a dedicated Youth Care Specialist at Oak Bridge Youth Shelter in Washington for three and a half years. Oak Bridge Youth Shelter provides 24-hour crisis intervention and emergency shelter with services accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week for youth ages 9-17. When discussing what motivates her Krista says “making kids laugh. Even in times of heartache, you can always get a better perspective on life when you laugh.”

Jan 22, 2019
January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Robin Miller, a Case Manager in our Washington Program, was 21 years old when she was sexually exploited. “In 1993, I was trafficked from a club in Portland up and down the West Coast and in six states.” It took me six years to finally get the courage to leave my trafficker in 1999, but healing from the abuse took more than a decade more, in part, because there was no coordinated system of care available to support survivors,” she said. Robin gave this testimony before the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners last year. Once again, the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners adopted a proclamation on January 17, 2019 recognizing January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month in Multnomah County.

Jan 15, 2019
An Easy Way to Give

You can donate to us every time you use shop at Fred Meyer or Amazon. If you link your Fred Meyer Rewards card or Amazon account on Amazon Smile to Janus Youth, we will get a percentage of the price of eligible purchases. It is that simple! Click these links to enroll in Fred Meyer and AmazonSmile community rewards programs and start giving to Janus Youth Programs!

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