Resource links for teens

Drop-Ins & Shelters

HomePlate Youth Services

HomePlate offers services for youth experiencing homelessness, including a Beaverton drop-in center, community outreach, a Youth Employment Program and recreational activities.

Safe Place

Safe Place serves youth ages 12 to 19 in Washington County who are experiencing homelessness due to instability or conflict. 

Education & Employment


"Provides a supportive environment in which students can continue their education and prepare for the responsibilities of pregnancy and parenthood...Child care available on-site."


SummerWorks is a program for youth that sponsors real-world work experiences designed to help teenagers get their foot in the door to employment.

Social Services


Information about over 5,000 health, community and social services in the area.

Beaverton Resource Center

"The Beaverton Resource Center connects those in our community struggling with hunger, housing insecurity, and poverty to local resources." 

Oregon Food Bank

Use the Food Finder to locate partner food distribution sites near you.

Education Resources

Community Colleges Information Directory of Oregon Community Colleges from the Higher Education Coordinating Commission.

FAFSA Find out about your education funding options, from loans to scholarships.

FAFSA Forms Adobe PDFs of the forms, workbooks and other publications pertaining to financial aid.

Office of Student Access and Completion Discover financial aid, scholarships and grants available to Oregonians.

Job Resources

Oregon Apprenticeship Learn a trade with a combination of on-the-job training and classroom instruction.

Oregon Food Handler Certification Obtain your Oregon Food Handler card.

Worksource Oregon Gain new skills and training or get help finding a job.

Links on this page are specific to Oregon or provided by a government agency.