C.A.R.E. Youth & Family Services


What is C.A.R.E for Youth?

C.A.R.E (Community Advocacy Reaching Equity) for Youth is a coalition of non-profit agencies focused on keeping At-risk minority youth from entering the Juvenile Justice System. We focus on minority youth because statewide statistics show that a disproportionate number of minorities are represented in Oregon’s Juvenile Justice System.
For example, here are the youth populations who are at times more likely to enter the Juvenile Justice System:
Black youth are 2.8%
Native American youth are 1.7%
Latino youth are 1.3%

A community coalition created the C.A.R.E for Youth program to reduce minority contact with our Juvenile Justice System.

How much does it cost?

Our services are free! Call us today to schedule an appointment and your success plan started!


  • Youth Mentoring
  • Family basic needs assessment & assistance
  • Court Advocacy
  • Case management
  • Facilitate educational goal planning
  • Facilitate academic small groups
  • Weekend tutor/homework group
  • Weekend outdoor trips
  • Summer outdoor programs
  • Outdoor school

We believe all children have what it takes to be successful!

We are on your side! The C.A.R.E for Youth advocate team takes a strengths-based approach to the individual child and their family and ensure a culturally appropriate service is provided. We listen, we care, and we are here to help you.

Please contact us for more information

Centro Latino Americano 944 W. 5th Ave. Eugene, OR 97402 Telephone Number: (541) 687-2667

Gina M. Smith, Youth Advocate


(541) 687-2667 Extension #139