Grants Pass, Ore — A local non-profit that provides homeless youth a safe haven in Medford is expanding outside the city.
For 15 years Medford based Hearts With a Mission has been opening it’s doors to at-risk, homeless and disadvantage youth, today they announced they’re bringing that service to a new community.
At a special launch event in Grants Pass ‘ Hearts With a Mission’ announced it’s opening it’s doors to minors in Josephine County.
After helping nearly 600 youth in Jackson County the program is moving to a 3-acre property on 9th street.
For those that once relied on Hearts With a Mission, it’s a huge step for the rogue valley’s only youth shelter.
“Hearts With a Mission was my home, if it wasn’t for them I don’t know where I’d be, it’s not just one person, It’s heart with a mission as a whole,” said Bryan Wenzel, a former resident of a ‘ Hearts With a Mission’ shelter.
At the launch event Hearts With a Mission’s leaders thanked the community for their support.
Hearts With a Mission coordinators hope to open the doors to their Grants Pass location by the end of April.