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Apr 26, 2018

​Employee Spotlight—Forest Headley

Every day Forest Headley, the Lead Intake Specialist at our Street Light, Porch Light Homeless Shelter, meets and screens new youth that come to the shelter. Based on the information youth provide, he then directs them to services at the other agencies that are part of the Homeless Youth Continuum (HYC), including Janus, Outside In, Native American Youth and Family Services and New Avenues for Youth. Each year there are approximately 1,000 homeless youth active in HYC programs. Capturing this data is important for HYC not only to get youth the appropriate service they need, but also to provide the basis for future funding of HYC programs.

Forest has been a dedicated employee of the HYC, working at Outside In for five years and at the Janus shelters for three years prior to his current position as Lead Intake Specialist for the past three years. Forest was recently recognized in Multnomah County’s newsletter “Talking Point” for his work in providing the county with homeless youth data. “This month we'd like to recognize Forest Headley at Janus Youth Programs. Forest is one of the lead screeners at Janus, responsible for collecting and entering answers to over 50 questions for each new client to the Continuum. Historically this data has been difficult to collect, but Forest has streamlined the process to the point that all of their entry data is 100% complete Amazing job Forest!”

Forest understands the importance of entering accurate data and the impact this data has for future funding. According to Forest, “I view my data entry as a very personal reflection of my work ethic—the better the data, the better I'm doing at my job. Additionally, I like to keep in mind the important role data plays in keeping non-profits funded."

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Nov 12, 2018
Share The Season Of Giving

It's not too early to start thinking about giving for the holidays. Over 600 children and youth call Janus Youth Programs home every day. You can make their season brighter. Here are a few ideas:

  • Adopt a shelter or residential program: Provide gifts ($40 or less) for 12 youth in Portland or Vancouver/Cowlitz. We will provide a holiday wish list with names and ages.
  • Make a tax-deductible donation and leave the shopping to us!
  • Organize a donation drive: Purchase new blankets, jackets, socks or winter weather gear for homeless youth in need.

Contact us by completing this form and email to januscommunications@janusyouth.org.

Oct 24, 2018
Do Your Shopping While Giving To Janus!

Take advantage of an exclusive opportunity to shop at the Columbia Sportswear Employee Store where most products are at least 40% off—and Columbia will donate 5% of your purchase to Janus.

This offer is valid from November 12th through December 2nd, 2018 and requires an invitation. Stop by the Janus Admin office at 707 NE Couch Street to pick one up or send an email to januscommunications@janusyouth.org and we will email or put one in the mail to you.

Oct 17, 2018
Insights Celebrates Their 10 Year Anniversary

“We know young parents can be great parents,” says Insights Teen Parent Services Director, Tiffany Tucker. Tiffany has been the Program Director since Insights joined Janus in 2008. We talked with Tiffany to find out more about Insights’ Programs.

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