Homeless youth shelter opens in Grants Pass

Hearts with a Mission GP ribbon cuttingGrants Pass, Ore. — More than a hundred people celebrated the grand opening of a new youth homeless shelter in Grants Pass.

“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.

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