Community members and policymakers have struggled to reduce homelessness across Oregon for decades.
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.
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.