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The Pettygrove Program
Pettygrove is a nine month program serving young women, 14 to 18 years of age who are in Oregon Youth Authority custody. Since 1975, the Pettygrove program has been working to help young women in our community. Today, the program operates in a NW Portland home and serves more than 25 girls each year.
At Pettygrove, young women…
- live cooperatively in a residential group home
- receive individual counseling
- engage in daily individual and group skill building activities
The Pettygrove Program develops girls’ minds, bodies, and spirits. It equips young women with tools to promote success in the future and to reduce recidivism.
At Pettygrove, we believe…
- Quality relationships are of key importance to personal development and blossom through the celebration of diversity and respect for the individual.
- A focus on ethical and strength-based practices provides the foundation that underlies our work with girls/young women.
- In a holistic approach to personal growth that encompasses intellectual, emotional, relational, sexual, spiritual, and physical development.