Host home providers offer a room in their home to an unaccompanied high school student who is struggling with housing instability. This is a longer-term commitment (6 months-3 years) to investing in a youth striving to finish high school but facing personal and systemic barriers. There are no parenting expectations of the home provider, however often a mentoring relationship naturally develops between home provider and student.
Second Home students commit to staying on track to graduate, remaining drug- and alcohol-free, and meeting mutually agreed upon household expectations. Local municipal mediation programs provide services to build a rental agreement with both the home provider and the student. When a student moves on from the program they then have a rental history that a future landlord can reference.
Home providers are always needed in the school districts of Washington, Clackamas and Lincoln Counties, as well as Gresham-Barlow School District.
To discern and respond to the Divine call for the unity of all peoples under God.To build a just and loving human community in Oregon and in the world.To explore and respect the various faith traditions.To challenge the people of God to be effective stewards of the resources entrusted to their care.
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon is an association of 17 Christian denominations including Protestant, Orthodox and Roman Catholic religious bodies that work together to respond as a people of faith to the needs of Oregonians. Our response comes to life through a commitment to three streams of ministry: Community Ministry, Public Policy Advocacy, and Theological Education and Dialogue.