Youth Progress Association
Youth Organizations & Centers
2040 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97202
Phone: (503) 233-6121
General InfoAbout Youth Progress Association Youth Progress Association ( YPA ) is a non-profit, independent living organization that has been providing Oregon's youth with the skills necessary to become successful community members since 1964. Our clients range in age from 15 to 24, have diverse backgrounds, and come from all over the State. The majority of our clients have either been involved in the juvenile justice system or have no appropriate home resource with whom to live. Youth Progress clients are often labeled as "difficult to treat" and have typically been rejected from other placements due to behaviors or background. Youth Progress specializes in working with these youth by providing them with individualized opportunities to succeed. Youth Progress Association provides opportunities to approximately 80 Oregon youth each year. YPA has a number of programs and in-house resources that address each client's needs and help build upon his or her strengths. The clients of YPA have access to independent living skills education, employability education, job searching and maintenance assistance, mental health counseling, drug and alcohol recovery services, GED and high school diploma education, college readiness training, vocational planning, strength-based activities, and case management services. All YPA's programs and services are structured to help our clients prepare for and achieve a successful transition into the community and into a healthy and productive lifestyle.
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