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ON THE PATH TO A more Self-Sufficient

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

 Youth and family services 

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.

Become a Work Experience Site

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. 

For more information, contact:

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Employment Services Director

503-581-1732, x330


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