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.
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