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Residential & Re-Entry Services

More than 90% of the youth in our residential programs have experienced abuse in the past

For over four decades Janus has worked with Oregon’s Department of Human Services and the Oregon Youth Authority to help abused and neglected youth between the ages of 13 to 24 rebuild their lives through community-based residential treatment programs that are recognized in and out of Oregon for their successful outcomes.

Our residential and re-entry services encourage positive youth development and provide normalizing experiences and a sense of community to prepare youth for a successful transition to independent living. Across our highly specialized programs, hundreds of youth call Janus “home” from six months up to three years.

Residential:

Working with Oregon’s Department of Human Services and the Oregon Youth Authority, Atlas Enhanced Independent Living Program provides services to youth needing additional support as they transition to adulthood and independent living. Atlas is centered on the principles of Positive Youth Development and strives to provide services and create a community where young people can grow to their full potential. Residents receive ongoing support from case managers and vocational advocates who help them identify and strengthen the components needed for success, including high school completion, self-regulation, mental health stability, sobriety, probation and parole compliance and supportive relationships with family and friends.


Cordero House provides long term comprehensive treatment services to male youth ages 13 to 19 who have experienced trauma and abuse and who have had sexual behavior problems. Youth are referred and placed by the Oregon Youth Authority, and the program is licensed by the Department of Human Services.

Our services are ongoing, providing around the clock care. Clinical services are provided by certified clinicians and trained youth care specialists and include individual, group and family therapy and skill building. Our program is community based and is located in a large home and yard that provides a great space for youths’ recreational and day to day activities. Youth attend an on campus school where educational services are provided in partnership with Tigard Tualatin School District. Program staff provide support to teachers and students to ensure their treatment needs are met to improve their school experience.

Our mission is to provide a safe, structured and nurturing environment where youth can commit and succeed in their therapeutic process, which results in them returning to their community and families as stronger, healthier and better community members.

Re-Entry:

Buckman is a residential treatment and independent living program serving 17-24 year old young men under Oregon Youth Authority adjudication. Since 1992, Buckman has pioneered the design and delivery of highly specialized behavior rehabilitation services, making it one of the most effective treatment programs of its type in Oregon and among the highest rated in the country for use of Evidence-Based Practice. Buckman clients receive teaching, coaching and support for gaining and maintaining employment, learning independent living skills and establishing healthy relationships and social support. The Annex serves as the final step of the Buckman program, located in an apartment style building adjacent to the Buckman main facility. The Annex provides an environment where youth can practice the independent living and social skills they have learned as preparation for successful transition into the community.


Hope Partnership creates community connections through special workshops, groups and classes focused on arts, life skills, vocational training and transition services for incarcerated young men and youth in Janus’ programs. These activities serve as a complement to the Treatment Support Services for youth in MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility. All events, facilitated by volunteers, encourage positive youth development and provide normalizing experiences and a sense of community to prepare a youth for a successful transition to independent living.

Current and past partnerships include Resolutions Northwest, Partnership for Safety and Justice, Insight Development Group, Goodwill Industries, Morpheus Youth Project, Portland State University, Toastmasters Intl., Ceili of the Valley Society, Portland Highland Games and professional artists, musicians, coaches, writers, educators and community members.