Parrott Creek’s New Era House

New Era House, our newest program in partnership with the Oregon Department of Human Services, provides intensive residential support to youth in the Child Welfare system –particularly those who have been away from their families for years and have histories of failed placements. We provide a safe, stable community, free from harm, allowing them to learn skills to transition into their next home or placement. Family therapy is offered when applicable to keep youth connected with their loved ones and increase the likelihood of success.

Our program modality is rooted in the principles of Dialectal Behavioral Therapy and trauma informed relationship building. These concepts are taught to the youth and reinforced through their daily interactions with staff. If needed, youth work with a certified sex offender therapist to determine the treatment needed to move forward living a life free from sexual harm.

Having opened its doors in November, 2019, New Era House is specifically aimed at helping alleviate the need for Oregon to place youth out of state and to better nurture and care for them close to home. This service builds on our experience working with highly traumatized youth and those with high Adverse Childhood Experiences.

Our on-site school, delivered in partnership with the Clackamas Education Service District, ensures the continuation our youth’s education, helps them to achieve credit recovery and many go on to graduate or achieve their GEDs.

Finally, we have the added benefit of being located on 80 acres of ancient woodland. In 2020 we launched a partnership with the Native American community to combine traditional indigenous healing practices that involve healing youth alongside the land. This project will bring healing to the community and the landscape.

For more information about the New Era residential program, please contact Neil Davies, Director of Programs at email or 503-­722-4110.