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Janus Youth Programs Inc

Janus Youth Programs Inc

Nonprofit Organizations

About Us

Since originating in 1972 as a Multnomah County demonstration project providing residential care for adolescents struggling with homelessness and drug abuse, Janus Youth Programs has provided a second chance for at-risk youth with few resources, and no place to turn for help.

Today, we have grown to become one of the largest nonprofits in the Northwest operating more than 40 different programs that span Oregon and Washington. An organizational philosophy grounded in collaboration defines who we are and everything we do.

A 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation, Janus is independently audited and meets or exceeds reporting requirements on all of its funding contracts. Governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, 88ยข of every dollar contributed goes directly into our nationally recognized programs.


  • Changing Lives. Building Futures
  • We believe in second chances.
  • Thousands of youth have found safety off the streets


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