The non-profit has the only emergency youth shelter for homeless and at-risk youth in Medford. The new shelter will house 16 kids at a time ages 10-17 and has more space for their families and staff to interact.
“We’ve been looking forward to this for a long time,” said Bryan Wenzel, Case Manager with Hearts With A Mission. “The kids are really excited about this. It’s optimized for working with kids from this age group, it’s a lot more direct line of sight which is going to make that supervision piece a lot easier, we have a lot more offices here.”
The non-profit’s old building will become a transitional living facility for young adults aged 18-22.
The new youth shelter is located at 517 Edwards St., Medford, OR 97501.
The Grand Opening will take place on Thursday, December 5th from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Ribbon cutting will be at 12:30.
To learn more about Hearts With A Mission, visit
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