Eugene Delta Supports Hosea Youth Services

Eugene Delta Rotary Club supports Hosea Youth Services through numerous endeavors.

Feb. 15, 2022 — The Eugene Delta Rotary Club began its association with Hosea Youth Services, Eugene, Oregon in 2017. Hosea Youth Services (HYS) is a non-profit organization that serves unhoused youth aged 16-24.

The organization’s staff and volunteers provide counseling, guidance, friendship, job training, support to finish school and continue education, and referral services to other agencies. HYS works to help youth overcome obstacles and improve their lives. Youth can drop into the resource center Monday through Thursday from 1:00-6:30 and have lunch and dinner. The center recently expanded their services to include Fridays from 10:00 -2:00. Youth can access showers, washers and dryers, lockers, clothing, toiletries, computers, first aid and outdoor supplies.

Eugene Delta Rotary Club supports Hosea Youth Services through numerous endeavors. In 2019, the club received funding through District Grants to provide a washer and dryer and a commercial refrigerator and upright freezer in 2022. In addition, Eugene Delta Club has an active meal group that provides dinner twice per month with ingredients usually resourced from the Eugene Mission and often fills in for other meals.

Last August, through collaboration with Eugene Emeralds, Central Lutheran Church, and Brad Bills, HYS Executive Director, Kim Meyers, Eugene Delta Past President, planned and executed a night at the ball game for Hosea Center Youth. This was the first time many of them experienced going to a ball game. Eugene Delta Members donate clothing, outdoor supplies, and other items of need to the Center.

Volunteers experience a deep sense of satisfaction knowing they are making a difference in the lives of our youth and enjoy getting to know the staff and familiar faces at HYS.