Show for all ages to benefit Jackson Street Youth Services

On Saturday, March 12, the Corvallis Community Center will host an all-ages punk show to benefit Jackson Street Youth Services. Bands featured are Flexing – political post-punk from Corvallis, Kylo Ren – shouto from Eugene, and St. Juliana – ambient noise from Corvallis.

In September 2001, the Oregon Department of Social Services authorized the creation of a 24/7 youth shelter, the Benton County Youth Shelter, which was soon renamed the Jackson Street Youth Shelter in reference to its physical location. . Over the years, the Jackson Street nonprofit purchased the youth shelter building, increased bed capacity from 9 to 12, received its first federal grant, opened a drop-in center in Albany and opened the first of many “next steps.” shelters with beds available for adults aged 18-20 who would otherwise be homeless after leaving the youth system.

14 years after opening its first shelter, Jackson Street has opened another 24/7 shelter in Albany. A year later, the organization hired its first mental health therapist and began using the name Jackson Street Youth Services emphasize the range of resources it offers beyond the shelters themselves.

Masks and proof of vaccination required to attend. Drugs and alcohol are prohibited. Tickets are available for a $7-10 donation.

The event begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Willow Room of the Corvallis Community Center, located at 2601 NW Tyler Ave.

By Grace Miller

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