In response to a recent appeals court ruling, the Roseburg City Council voted Monday to decriminalize camping in municipal public spaces.
Now that NeighborWorks Umpqua have purchased the Rose Apartments in downtown Roseburg, attention has turned to incorporating the recent acquisition as part of aplan to preserve and develop 500 units for low-income housing in Douglas County by 2020.
Some warming centers have been open during the recent cold spell in Douglas County, and for one of those, not only are homeless people welcome, but their pets also get to come in for the night.
Bethany Sandling, 18, and Lance Payne, 19, couldn’t be more grateful that there was room at the inn this Christmas season for the arrival of little Lincoln Payne.
Paul Boden was homeless in his teens, having lived on the streets of New York City and San Francisco. At age 22, he stumbled onto a unique place called the Hospitality House in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco.
The Roseburg Rescue Mission has expanded its outside courtyard to provide homeless men additional space to gather in downtown Roseburg during the day.
The Roseburg Police Department has cleared out about 10,500 pounds of debris from homeless camps along the South Umpqua River, and it still has an estimated 500 pounds to go.
The number of children entering the foster care system is exploding, and there’s hardly enough people to stand by their side as court-appointed special advocates.
Feed the Burg is taking a two-month hiatus as it re-evaluates ways it could garner more volunteers and donations.
Instant noodle cups, canned beans and boxes of microwaveable popcorn line what little shelf space Alvin and Marian Catron have in their motel room, where they have been living for the last four months.
The Douglas County Library System will lose its official state recognition as a library after the county’s board of commissioners holds two public hearings, the last of which was at this Wednesday’s commisioner’s meeting.
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.