Local agencies called for more collaboration and the creation of a commission to help solve the homelessness problem during presentations to the Roseburg City Council on Monday night.
The first and third Saturday of each month is when Christopher Hutton sets his sights on doing the Lord’s work. Hutton and his Under the Bridge ministry pack about three dozen sack lunches and head out into the streets and woods to do what they can to help the homeless with food, and maybe a hug.
Local governments across Oregon, often in tandem with homeless advocacy coalitions, are taking myriad steps to try and keep those without a home safe and separated during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s a look at some of those measures, according to media reports.
Roseburg City Councilwoman Ashley Hicks is known for speaking her mind, even if it gets her in trouble. That’s what happened in late February, when the city council punished Hicks for her advocacy of a homeless shelter. The News-Review caught up with Hicks to see how things are going during …
Thomas Morris has been homeless since 1977. He hit the road after his divorce and has since been in every state but Vermont.
On a clear morning in late May, the sun was beginning to evaporate dew on the baseball fields at Gaddis Park in Roseburg — an area where unsheltered people have long established camps.
The Myrtle Creek City Council committed $10,000 to help fund a proposed sobering center in Roseburg at its regular meeting on Tuesday.
The Roseburg Parks and Recreation Commission held a contentious debate about a proposal to install sanitary facilities in city parks at its meeting on Wednesday.
Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation awarded $556,850 to 83 nonprofits serving Coos, Deschutes, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath and Lane counties.
In the back storage area of the Umpqua Low-Cost Veterinary Services clinic, there’s an office and a small room with a bed. Julia Russill, the clinic’s founder and director, sleeps there when a sick pet requires overnight monitoring.
Twenty-one years after leaving the U.S. Army, 51-year-old Linda Graves still struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. She said the beginning of fall is always difficult because it reminds her of traumatic experiences.
As winter draws closer and temperatures begin to plunge at night, the Warming Center at the Foundation Fellowship Church Dream Center in Roseburg prepares to open for the season.
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.