“Hearts with a Mission” cut the ribbon Friday on their 2nd location, and their first in Josephine County.
The Medford-based organization hopes the new shelter will provide minors a safe place and hope for a new beginning.
Former Hearts with a Mission resident Tatiana Jonalez said, “They’ve helped me learn how to trust. They’ve helped me learn how to be able to accept love.”
“It’s a testimony of this community. This community has stepped up and said, ‘You know we care about our kids, we’re willing to make a difference,’” said co-founder Kevin Lamson.
The center has 18 open beds with a furnished living and kitchen area. Homeless youth will hopefully be able to move in next week.