YouthCare opened the Orion Center in 1984. At the time, it was one of the first programs in the nation to receive a federal grant enabling six agencies working with runaway and homeless youth to co-locate in one building. These multiple partners created a constellation of services—thus, the name Orion. Located on the corner of Denny and Stewart, the Orion Center serves as a safe and welcoming place for young people ages 12-24 during the day. Following dinner, the Orion Center transitions into the Young Adult Shelter where twenty young people ages 18-24 can enjoy a hot meal, work on goals with their case managers, and sleep safely at night.

Orion’s engagement services include:

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