Casa de Belen (Roseburg, OR)


  • Name:Penny McCue

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Casa de Belen
  • Address:1199 NE Grandview
    Roseburg, OR 97470
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:541-580-5421

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  • Mission:
  • Casa de Belen provides a safe residence, where homeless teens and homeless families with an adolescent, can achieve goals that include sustainable, independent living, educational or vocational training, and constructive community participation.

  • Overview:
  • Casa de Belen is a transitional housing facility dedicated to helping homeless teens, teen parents and homeless families with teens find a safe place to put their lives back together.
    Our goal is not to warehouse people, but to provide a home-like setting and create a space of dignity and hope. We strive to help these homeless teens and families in crisis get back on their feet, and become self-supporting, contributing members of the community.
    Casa de Belen provides security, opportunities, and support for our residents while they establish their route to independence. We are an outcome-based program focused on resident self-sufficiency and accountability, and we strive to instill in our residents the skills for independent living and constructive involvement with the community.
    Casa de Belen provides a homelike setting where food, shelter, and other basic needs can be met, and moreover, provides each residents with a Self-Sufficiency Plan that includes completion of their education/employment goals, counseling, life skills training, parenting classes, money management training and much, much more.
    At Casa de Belen we challenge our residents to consistently improve in every facet of their lives, offering supportive services to help them set and reach their goals. And, because we are outcome based, we monitor their progress toward discovery of these goals. We connect them to resources to promote personal growth and help them rediscover their human dignity and worth. We encourage each of our residents to discover their personal gifts and to share those gifts with their family and community.
    Many of the people we serve have multiple and reoccurring issues with mental, physical, and social deficits. We provide these youth with the skills and support to overcome those deficits. These are abandoned youth, who are largely invisible members of our community.

    In an average year, Casa de Belen:
    • Provides 14,148 days/nights of safe and warm housing to homeless teens and families with homeless teens
    o We are the only facility that provides transitional housing for homeless teen boys in our county.
    o We are the only facility that provides a place for homeless families to stay together -- including married couples with teens, single fathers with teen children, and single mothers with teen sons.
    • Provides a safe and loving home to 133 unduplicated homeless teens and/or their family members
    • Provides approximately 18,000 meals to our residents
    • Provides approximately 420 mental health counseling sessions with a licensed board certified therapist
    • Provides approximately 260 health exams by a licensed nurse practitioner
    • Provides intensive case management services to every resident over the age of 13
    • Casa de Belen staff and residents also volunteer thousands of hours out in the community.
    The average stay at Casa de Belen is anywhere from nine months to a year, although residents can stay as long as two years. During this time we offer residents support in completing educational goals, obtaining and maintaining employment, increasing life skills, developing healthy relationships, maintaining healthy lifestyles, achieving financial independence, and other ways specific to their individual needs with the overarching goal of making them more employable, self-sufficient and less dependent on human services.

  • History:
  • Casa de Belen was founded in 2003, by Fr. Juniper Schneider. He had been talking to a young man in his parish, who had alerted him to the extensive homeless teen problem in Douglas County, Oregon, and asked for his help in doing something about it. Around the same time, the local League of Women Voters had completed and published a community assessment, and their results also confirmed that teen homelessness was a serious problem in the community. State authorized “Point in Time” counts confirmed that there were approximately anywhere from 110 – 200 (current figures run 250 – 350) homeless children, under the age of 18, at any given time in the community.
    Fr. Juniper decided that this was an absolute travesty and started organizing a group of community stakeholders to brainstorm ideas and develop viable solutions to alleviate child/teen homelessness. One of the stakeholders he reached out to was a local businessman, Gary Galbick. In his line of work, Galbick came across a property that was being auctioned. It was a 22,000 square foot nursing home that had closed doors and been dormant for about a year. He toured the property and knew that it could serve in the capacity of housing homeless teens. He took Schneider to tour the property, and as he walked the halls for the first time, he was already redesigning the space to fit his vision of Casa de Belen. Galbick purchased the property on the condition that when funding was found, he would be repaid only his original purchase price.
    Members of the community “adopted” rooms and renovated them to suit the tastes of the future teen residents. Casa de Belen has four main halls – the family hall (with larger rooms for multimember families), the girls hall (with individual dorm style rooms), the boys hall (with similar dorm style rooms) and the teen parent hall (specifically designed with cribs/play pin for teens with small babies).
    Homeless teens actually began to move into the facility in 2005. Casa has the ability to serve 60 residents, but our numbers average around 50 residents at any given time. Residents have come down several roads to wind up at Casa de Belen – Schools, Hospitals, the Battered Person’s Advocacy, Churches, non-profits, social service agencies, Mental Health, Child Welfare, the Juvenile Detention Center. Many kids find us from word of mouth on the streets. However they come to us, once they are here they are part of the Casa family. Over the last eight years we have provided over 1,000 homeless members of our community a safe place to restart their lives.
    Casa de Belen became an official 501(c) (3) in September of 2007. We were officially licensed by the State of Oregon Department of Human Services as a residential shelter in early 2011.
    Casa de Belen is supported by a broad section of the community, including churches, cities, businesses, service groups, and individuals. Despite our name, Casa de Belen is not a faith based organization and is not directly affiliated with any specific church or religious organization.
    Casa de Belen serves as a safe haven for the runaway and homeless youth population, and enables recovery of those youth who are in crisis and have lost hope.

  • Year established:2003
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:12
  • Advisory board size:12
  • Staff size:5


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:83-0363480

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:830363480
  • Organization Name:CASA DE BELEN
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:PO BOX 1021
  • Organization City:ROSEBURG
  • Organization State:OR
  • Organization Zip:97470-0232
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:March, 2004
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2017
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:T70
  • Asset Amount:$1,268,823
  • Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$615,360
  • Income Code:5 ($500,000 - $999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$615,360
  • Last Updated:2/19/2018 7:49:54 pm

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