Beaverton Farmers Market gets dog-sitting

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Hillsboro nonprofit HomePlate Youth Services is debuting Sit-n-Stay, a dog-sitting service at the Beaverton Farmers Market.

Sit-n-Stay is the newest employment venture for Hillsboro's HomePlate Youth Services, a nonprofit drop-in center serving young homeless people in Washington County since 2005. While HomePlate provides weekly dinners, hygiene supplies and activities, their Youth Employment Program, started in 2012, provides help with resumes, leadership, job searching and placement.

The Beaverton market, which hosts nearly 20,000 shoppers each week, has always been a pet-free zone. For those who bring their pooches to the market, a secure leash-up area for dogs seemed a good solution, combined with the opportunity for part-time employment for homeless youth in Washington County.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

{biztweet}sit-n-stay{/biztweet}

 

Comments   

 
Guest
0 #1 Concerned Pet Parent & Homeless AdvocateGuest 2013-05-07 21:28:32
I am all about helping the homeless. I donate monthly to my church that directly has a financial impact. I volunteer to help with food pantry and shelter issues, too. However, I don't know if it is wise to ask parents of pets to trust their pets to teens who have likely suffered abuse of some kind and are, at best, in a fragile emotional state. Are homeless youth ready to take responsibility of caring for a family's beloved pet? Even with adult supervision, is this asking too much of homeless teens? These teens need to be ministered TO, and, likely are not ready to be ministering to the needs of others, including our four legged friends. If we would not give a homeless teen a pet for fear of neglecting responsibility for it, why are we asking them to take responsibility for an employment position in which they are responsible for many other pets? Isn't there a safer way to accomplish both goals?
Quote | Report to administrator
 

More Articles

The Carbon Calculus

February 2015
Friday, January 23, 2015
BY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR

Carbon pricing is gaining momentum in Oregon, sparking concern for energy-intensive businesses — but also opportunity to expand a homespun green economy.


Read more...

Raising the Stakes

February 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER

The 2014 Bend Venture Conference set a record for the most cash, investments and prizes awarded at an angel conference in the Pacific Northwest. Investments in the six winning companies exceeded $1 million. The 11th annual conference was hosted by Economic Development of Central Oregon.


Read more...

5 schools helping students crack code

The Latest
Thursday, January 29, 2015
codeduthumbnailBY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

As the costs of college mount, and as employer demand for software developers soars, coding schools and classes are popping up everywhere.


Read more...

Transportation Fairness Alliance holds demonstration in Pioneer Square

The Latest
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
IMG 3367BY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Portland's cab companies urged city hall for consideration as officials weigh new rules for Uber and other ridesharing companies.


Read more...

Finding a Balance

Contributed Blogs
Thursday, January 29, 2015
012915-passinvst-thumbBY JASON NORRIS | OB GUEST BLOGGER

Active vs. passive investing: what you need to know.


Read more...

Labor Pains

February 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015
BY AMY MILSHTEIN

Thinking about starting an internship program? Be careful. Navigating unpaid internships can be tricky.


Read more...

The short list: 4 companies engaged in a battle of the paddles

The Latest
Thursday, December 04, 2014
pingpongthumbBY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Nothing says startup culture like a ping pong table in the office, lounge or lobby.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS