Helping parents identify and overcome barriers to employment while setting a course towards greater self-sufficiency. 

Youth and family services program

Shangri-La's Youth and Family Services works with parents receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) enrolled in the DHS Jobs Opportunity and Basic Skills (JOBS) Program. 


Supports are aimed helping parents overcome barriers to employment and achieve greater self-sufficiency (i.e., reduce their reliance on government assistance).  

Job Readiness

Training to help prepare for the competitive job market and obtaining employment. 

Work Experience

Meaningful paid and unpaid work experience opportunities for JOBS Plus participants to help​ learn new skills and experience real work environments.

Learn more about becoming a worksite for participants

Teen Parent Program 

Services to help teen parents complete high school or obtain their GED.

Youth Career Exploration 

Guides youth (ages 15-18) in exploring and experiencing careers. 


DHS Offices in Marion, Polk, and Yamhill counties.


Must be a DHS JOBS Program participant and be referred to services by a DHS case manager. 

It is important to me to get my GED to prove to myself that no matter what age or situation I have been through in life, I know I can still accomplish my goals. 

Getting my GED will help me get a good paying job and also show my children that their mother is and will succeed in moving to a better life for them.

-Mary Ann 

For more information, contact:


Employment Services Director

503-581-1732, x330


Helpful links