We are the sole provider of a comprehensive spectrum of services targeted to work with runaway, homeless, and throwaway youth in Deschutes County. Our program provides emergency shelter and counseling, works to reunite youth with their families, strengthens family relationships, encourages stable living conditions for youth, and supports youth in choosing constructive courses of action, toward education completion and employment.
Tag It Forward Coffee provides job training opportunities for the youth in our programs as well as a direct funding source for Cascade Youth and Family Center’s programs including:
~ Family Mediation
~ Short-Term Shelter
~ Case Management
~ Employment Coordination
~ Street Outreach Program
~ Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking Program
~ Independent Living Program
~ Transitional Living Program
CYFC utilizes a Positive Youth Development strategy which involves both youth and families in the decision-making process. We believe long-term positive results depend on the empowerment of youth and their families and the support of existing assets. We value diversity and welcome young people from all backgrounds. We do not discriminate based on ethnicity, cultural identity, sexual orientation, disability, or religion.
Cascade Youth and Family Center is a program of J Bar J Youth Services. J Bar J offers innovative options for at-risk children, youth, and families who are working toward self sufficiency and personal responsibility. Our goal? To see youth succeed as happy, healthy adults who contribute to their communities. Founded in 1968 as a working ranch for boys, J Bar J has grown over the years to offer a full continuum of programs to address the needs of youth on their journey to wholeness.
Facilitating Positive Change for Youth