Finding shelter on a cold night is something most of us take for granted. But for many homeless people in Douglas County, it is something to be especially thankful for this time of year.
Providing a safe place where students can do laundry, take a shower, get food and some new clothing may not be the primary purpose of schools, but across rural Douglas County schools are more often taking on this role in the lives of their students.
A Community Action Poverty Simulation exercise at the Douglas County Fairgrounds on Thursday highlighted the poverty issues in Douglas County and showed some of the problems and frustrations that low-income people deal with on a daily basis.
Roseburg City Council candidates offered their solutions for homelessness, their stances on the library district ballot measure and ideas for bolstering economic development in Roseburg during a candidates forum with The News-Review editorial board on Tuesday.
WINCHESTER — Casa de Belen, a shelter for homeless kids and teen parents in Roseburg, didn’t get to have its fundraiser last year, because it was scheduled the weekend after the Umpqua Community College shooting tragedy.
A protest held Saturday at Eagles Park in downtown Roseburg was little more than a fold-up table of water, fruit, muffins and pastries, and the sole sign on-hand read: “Never bring a gun to a food fight. Give peas a chance.”
Second Chance Village, the organization proposing to place transitional housing somewhere in Douglas County, is set to host an “American Idol”-style sing-off to raise funds.