Salvation Army to Distribute Food

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Starting July 7th, the Grant’s Pass Salvation Army will start distributing food boxes to needy families in Merlin. This is being done through a partnership with the Church of God 7th Day and the Merlin Community Center. This will be an aid to these families after the closing of the Merlin … Continue reading »

Homeless Center Sees More Clients

ASHLAND, Ore. – Oregon has one of the highest homeless rates in the country, but an Ashland group is doing what it can to improve things on a local level. The Ashland Community Resource Center opened earlier this year, and provides resume help, access to services, showers, laundry, and supplies. Organizers said the number of … Continue reading »

Ashland Resource Center To Open Showers

ASHLAND, Ore. – The Ashland Community Resource Center has been operating for more than 4 years assisting those facing poverty in the Ashland community. The organization just got a new building on February 11, and have been using it as a base to give people tools to better their situation. Now, they are working to finish … Continue reading »

New Homeless Rest Stop near Amphitheater

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene City Council approved a new rest stop location near the Cuthbert Amphitheater, and it’s not sitting well with homeless advocates or surrounding businesses. The city-owned property would house 15 people. It’s next to an existing car-camping area near the amphitheater bridge and the Science Factory parking lot. Homeless advocates say … Continue reading »

Councilors Approve Rest Stop Site

EUGENE, Ore. — With the clock ticking on the illegal campsite known as Whoville at Broadway and Hilyard, those living there may have another option when the city closes the campsite. The Eugene City Council approved a new rest-stop site near the Cuthbert Amphitheater and Science Factory. Those with disabilities would have priority to stay … Continue reading »

Eugene to Allow Whoville Past Deadline

EUGENE, Ore. — Despite giving the homeless camp at Broadway and Hilyard 30 days to close, Eugene councilors say they will not evict those campers unless there are new resources established. The discussion Tuesday night was all part of the council’s look at the rest stop ordinance and whether the city should extend the pilot … Continue reading »

Woman Provides Help for Homeless Pets

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Dozens of homeless pets in Southern Oregon are no longer starving and a lot warmer this winter. One woman and her organization called “Tail Waggers Rescue” spent Christmas handing out gifts to the homeless and their pets. “I do all the driving. I drive all the dogs to the vet, I do … Continue reading »

Vagrancy Down through Team of Officers

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The rented jail beds through the Josephine County jail are helping a special team of officers in Grants Pass reduce vagrancy problems. The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety says its Nuisance Intervention Team or NIT is one of the most successful ideas its launched for the city. The team of police … Continue reading »

Murder Investigation Continues In Yreka

YREKA, Calif. — There are no shelters, no steady food donations, but still a large homeless population in Yreka. Homeless man Joseph Westergard said things have changed. “There are no resources here anymore, they’re pretty much cutting everything out,” said Westergard. No homeless could be seen camped along Yreka Creek Tuesday afternoon after Yreka Police … Continue reading »

Stabbing In Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. – A fight between two homeless men ends with one man stabbed and the other behind bars. Medford Police say it happened around 10:30 pm. on Monday night in a field near the intersection of Highway 99 and Highway 238. Officers say the men were in a homeless camp in the area and … Continue reading »