HELPING TO PROVIDE HOPE AND STABILITY TO FAMILIES IMPACTED BY INCARCERATION SINCE 2012.
It is estimated that there are currently 22,000 youth in Oregon who have at least one parent that is incarcerated. These youth face a great number of challenges, including a very low likelihood of ever obtaining a college degree, and a youth without a degree is virtually guaranteed a life of low earning and poor health, and is at high risk for incarceration. This is why we are here — to increase the likelihood of these youth succeeding!
Agape Families, founded in 2012, provides various programs for an entire family unit. We offer camps for youth specific to their geographic location, youth mentorship and follow-up programs, mentorship and support for individuals transitioning out of prison, inside prison programs for currently incarcerated parents or family members, housing efforts, and more.
Although Agape Families provides a vast array of programs and services to families, one area of Agape Families that continues to grow and expand are our, Agape Youth Programs that focus on youth impacted by incarceration ages 7 to 17.
The Agape Youth Camp is a four day camp experience that provides support, mentoring and a healing environment for youth 7 to 17. We provide camps in Lane, Polk, Marion and Benton County’s and are expanding into Central Oregon. Get to know more about camp by visiting the Agape Youth Programs page
The Agape Youth Mentoring Program matches youth ages 7 to 17 with adult friends who are positive role models that nurture possibilities. Our long-term goal is that youth would create safe and trusted relationships that help youth build positive support systems, leading to a life of sustained, healthy independence lived with meaning and purpose.
We would like to say a special thank you to our Eugene Title Sponsor: Apex Recycling & Disposal as they made it possible for our Eugene Adventure Camp to happen through their sponsorship of the facility! We are incredibly grateful for their investment in local youth impacted by incarceration, without this sponsorship we would be unable to provide an excellent camp experience for our youth and families.
Thank you to our Eugene Excursion Apparel Sponsor: Sheppard Wealth. Through their sponsorship we were able to provide t-shirt apparel for all 40 of our campers attending our Eugene Excursion Camp. Through their sponsorship of apparel each youth receives brand new clothes and for many of the youth we serve this will be the only new article of clothing they receive all year.
Thank you to our Gold Scholarship Sponsor: Martin Capital Partners for their generous sponsorship of our camp activities! The investments into camp activities help create amazing opportunities for campers and volunteers to connect on a more one-on-one level leading to long-term, mentorship, and follow-up relationships.