About Us

Tonya's House is a non-profit organization established on January 16, 1996, with a mission to assist runaway, homeless and at-risk youth in rural Eastern Oregon.

We established a program in our community where girls may seek the support of an adult mentor or reside at the house as they gain self-sufficiency and transition onto their own.  We support girls ages 13 up to 18 as they work on an educational program, attend counseling, re-unite with their families or gain employment and life skills.


Tonya’s House housing is a state-licensed facility that can provide emergency, respite housing to female youth residents ages 13 up to 18 at Tonya's House. A girl resides in the housing program as she works to complete her goals in education, counseling, employment and life skills. We provide emergency respite housing to assist youth and families with reunification.

Tonya’s House is a non-profit 501 c 3 organization. Tonya’s House services are supported by Greater Oregon Behavioral Health Inc., community donations, Umatilla Morrow United Way, CAPECO, Wildhourse Fountaion, Juan Young Trust, church clubs, business service clubs, individuals and annual fundraisers. We have received special grants from the Wildhorse Foundation and the Pendleton Foundation Trust.

Your donations are tax-deductible and assist us with making a difference in the lives of the youth we serve. Volunteers assist Tonya’s House with governing the policies and procedures of the programs, maintenance of the house and annual fundraisers. If you would like to make a donation or volunteer, please contact us at tonyashouse1234@outlook.com or click here.

Latest News from Tonya's House

Jul 21 15:36

Tonya's House seeks Director - Apply Now

Tonya's House is seeking to fill the position of Director. The Director oversees (and is responsible to the Board of Directors for) all aspects of Tonya’s House operations, including: client services; staff performance; financial management; compliance with policies, regulations, and contractual obligations; record keeping; reporting; and marketing and communication. 

For a complete job description, please click here.

Interested applicants should submit the following items:

Please send completed application and materials to:

Tonya's House
c/o Burford Law Office
PO Box 1555
Pendleton, OR 97801

The position will remain open until filled. First review of applications will begin Aug. 25, 2014.

Anyone with questions should please contact Jackie Downie, 541-278-3408.