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Youth MOVE Kairos

Mailing Address:
1750 Nebraska Avenue
Grants Pass, OR 97527

Phone: (541) 956-4943

Contact Person: Sandy Heine

Web Site: http://www.Kairosnw.org.

Population Served:
Child Welfare,Serious Emotional and Behavioral Disturbances,Educational Alternatives,Mental Illness/Mental Health,Transition-aged Youth,Other

Population Other:
Residential, Therapeutic Foster Care, Transitional housing for young adults, Virtual Residential, School Community Team, Independent Living Skills, Respite.

Youth M.O.V.E. Kairos: A Movement Of Minds Youth M.O.V.E. (“Motivating Others through Voices of Experience”) Kairos is a youth leadership group that works to promote collaboration between youth, staff, families, and the community, uniting us all, to enhance partnerships and improve outcomes. We hope to support Youth Advisory Councils within each Kairos program to engage youth to help them effectively make their voices heard, allowing youth to become equal partners in the process of growth and the course of their lives. Youth MOVE Kairos advocates for change to create possibilities; using wisdom developed through experience, our wish as Youth MOVE Kairos is to improve equality and end the stigma of mental illness, while encouraging and empowering those struggling. Our overall purpose is: To collaborate for the evolution of Kairos through partnership with youth and staff, To be a leadership group for youth voice in Kairos, To support the development of Youth Advisory Councils in each program, To work with youth in the agency to propose changes in clinical policies and practices agency wide and in the individual programs, To establish processes and guidelines for youth to become members of Youth MOVE, To educate the public regarding the mental health challenges faced by youth through events and public presentations.

Youth Move Kairos is the first Youth M.O.V.E chapter in a residential setting! Located in Grants Pass Oregon, the Youth Move Kairos Chapter offers the youth and young adults of our agency the opportunity to make changes at the system level as well as participate in community

Organization role:
• Provide family to family or youth to youth support on an individual family or youth level (e.g., peer-to-peer, family support partners, parent navigators)
• Provide education to families or youth on issues of interest
• Provide training and mentoring of family members or youth (e.g., to assume leadership roles, act as provider)

Organization type:
• A statewide youth-guided organization

Region(s) served:
• Regional

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