Young adults tell us...
"Learning to live as an adult is hard, but with planning and support, I have an adult life that is right for me."
" I have tried everything, dorm living, traveling, living alone, with a group, moving back home, and now starting a new family home. Different times, different situations."
"I had a lot to learn before I could really live on my own, setting up utilities, signing a lease, buying insurance, cleaning schedule, setting house rules, all of these things are tricky, but useful."
Recreation and community life
Social-emotional and mental health
Mental health includes emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It determines how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Learn about resources to support and enhance your mental health.
Advanced education and training
Students are allowed to finish public high school up until the age of 21. Many people seek college or advanced training afterwards. Locate information to find and pay for education opportunities.
Transition to adult health care
Finding adult healthcare is challenging for some. Helpful healthcare transition ideas and checklists guide the way.
People are healthier, safer, and happier with meaningful work according to the Oregon Employment First Initiative. These resources can help you find work, navigate employment challenges, or change jobs.
Housing choices and supports
There are choices for housing situations. Use these resources to plan for, find, and pay for housing.
Service and emotional support animals
Animals can provide support and perform various service. Explore service animals, consider types, and learn your rights and responsibilities here.