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Transitional Youth Changes Lives

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What is Transitional Youth?

A 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization created to bring direct meaningful assistance to at-risk and homeless youth in our area.

Inspired by the desperate needs of kids living on the streets of Portland, Transitional Youth was founded by Bert E. Waugh, Jr., Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate. Every day there are hundreds of homeless youth living on the streets. Most are from the greater Portland and Southwest Washington areas. The majority of street youth have suffered from abuse before leaving home, and many have been literally abandoned by their parents. To many the streets feel safer than the environments they've left behind. Transitional Youth delivers the kind of help and support these young people need to bring about lasting positive change.

As a society, we are not adequately providing for the needs of our youth. Transitional Youth is working to correct this oversight. Please join us and become part of the solution. On behalf of the children forced to live in the streets, I appeal to you to consider a contribution to Transitional Youth.

Please visit the Transitional Youth website at:

Bert E. Waugh, Jr.

For more information, please contact Bert E. Waugh, Jr. at

Write to: Transitional Youth, 1500 NW 167th Place, Beaverton, OR  97006