Services for Runaway & Homeless Youth

Exodus House

Exodus House, IYS’ short-term shelter, is the only voluntary homeless/runaway and foster youth shelter program in Klamath County, Oregon. Exodus House, operating 24-hours a day, provides shelter, food and other services for an average of 50-70  youth per year.

Youth are given physical and psychological safety, structure and supportive relationships with highly trained and experienced staff. Exodus House also offers youth a safe and structured environment to sleep, eat, socialize, recreate, study, and plan for the future with positive adult role models and peers with a focus on trauma informed care and collaborative problem solving. All services are provided regardless of the youth’s gender, culture, ethnicity, income, religious beliefs, social or sexual preferences. Services and housing at the shelter are free of charge.

Exodus House works hand-in-hand with a variety of other Integral Youth Services programs to provide comprehensive support and enable a model of care designed to meet a wide range of needs. These programs, along with collaborative community partners, allow youth to make positive choices that prepare them to become engaged constructively in their communities and society.

Exodus House is located at 303 Washington Street, and their direct line of contact is (541)884-2319

Transitional Housing

John’s House is a co-ed Transitional Living Program for youth ages 18-22 in Klamath County and is open to those who are houseless and working towards a successful future. Youth are required to attend monthly meetings to discuss program progress, address upkeep as necessary, and learn transitional independence skills. The program is not limited to but includes: 

  • Stay is 6-18 months long
  • Connecting residents to permanent community supports
  • Peer to Peer mentoring
  • Rental Readiness
  • Focus on employment or education success.
  • Common living space is fully furnished, and on-site computers provided.

Runaway and Homeless