Tag Archives: Hosea Youth Services

A Place Off The Streets

Flour dust covers everything. Bowls are overflowing with tomato sauce. Plates piled high with pepperonis, olives, and cheeses have been crammed onto two small tables. Clusters of people crowd around the ingredients, attempting to make their ideal pizza. Someone looking … Continue reading

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Hosea Youth Services helps to stabilize local homeless community

Homeless residents of Lane County are finding refuge and support through the efforts of many at Hosea. By Randi Brown It seems normal—a social young woman surrounded by a group of friends and a boyfriend. Her smile and laughter fill … Continue reading

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Egan Warming Center Sidebar

The Egan Warming Center is a program administered by St. Vincent de Paul: Society of Lane County. It started after a homeless man, Thomas Egan, known as Major Egan, froze to death after being turned away at the Mission for … Continue reading

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Jerome Jones Sidebar

Jerome Jones has been a volunteer at the Hosea Youth Services Thrift Store since November of last year. He began as a customer at the store and asked Mike Lazar, assistant manager of the thrift store, if he could help … Continue reading

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Enterprise update 3

I have a lot of background information and sources regarding Hosea Youth Services. I like where it’s going, I just have to make sure I don’t let my story get too convoluted or include information I don’t need. I still … Continue reading

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Enterprise Update 2

Since our last update, I have done three more interviews at the Hosea Youth Services Thrift Store. I talked to a volunteer at the store, Jerome Jones, who is also a volunteer at the Drop-in Center. I talked to him … Continue reading

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Enterprise Update

This is what I’ve done for my enterprise story about Hosea Youth Services. So far, I have interviewed Ken Harvey, Executive Director of HYS; Amanda Alaniz, former homeless youth/current volunteer at HYS; and Britni D’Eliso and Alec Woodward, Urban Missionaries … Continue reading

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Homelessness in the JWN

Vagrancy and homelessness plague the streets of Eugene, causing problems for business owners and organizations in the Jefferson Westside Neighbors area. In 2006, 1,600 homeless people needed emergency shelter or housing assistance in Lane County, according to Eugeneweekly.com. Today, residents … Continue reading

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Trying to find a home in the Jefferson Westside

The Jefferson Westside Neighborhood deals with homeless problem with limited resources. By Katherine Du Pont Homelessness in the Jefferson Westside Neighborhood is at a high. Vagrancy around businesses, churches and area parks may not have been a direct threat to the … Continue reading

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Hosea Youth Services: A Cozy Retreat for the Homeless Youth of Eugene

It’s 4:30 p.m. now which means dinner will be served in 30 minutes.  In the basement of the Eugene Evangelical Church on 8th and Monroe in the Jefferson Westside Neighborhood, teens ranging from 14 to early 20s have been coming … Continue reading

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