Springwater Transitional Living

Springwater Tansitional Living was established in 2000 to provide safe shelter for youth who are homeless. Our 7-bed shelter serves male and female youth ages 18 to 22. Funded by HUD (Housing and Urban Development) our participating youth much meet the highest level of homelessness and risk.
Youth are referred to Springwater from a variety of avenues. Many youth find out about Springwater through friends, counselors, school teachers, the police, probation officers or youth who are currently living at Springwater. Once accepted into the Springwater program, youth work closely with an assigned case manager and youth advocates to develop a plan of meaningful activities designed to help the youth become independent and self sufficient. These activities include completion of their education, employment readiness, acquisition of important documents and establishing a relationship with a mental health professional. Youth may stay at Springwater for up to two years, with an extension if there is a compelling reason. The average length of stay at Springwater is 1 ½ years.

Who We Serve

  • Youth and young adults who are between 18 and 22 years old currently or are in immediate risk of becoming homeless
  • Individuals who are ready to prioritize their education
  • Those who are willing to work towards stable and independent living conditions
  • Youth who are able to meet with a case manager weekly to focus on goals

For more information: Call 503-496-1160 for additional information and availability.