MEDFORD, Ore. -- A local non-profit organization now has an extra $7,500 to help homeless youth. Community Works received that grant from the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation. Community Works gives services to anyone who is experiencing domestic or sexual violence. It also provides services for homelessness. Executive Director Barbara Johnson said those funds will go directly to the organization’s lifestyle classes.
“When I got the news that we would receive these funds, I knew that it was going to affect not only 19 to 35 different adults this past year, but also about 15 children,” Johnson added. “We would not be able to give that extra help that so many need and take them from a situation that is so life threatening in many instances to the ability and the dream to be able to find another life."
Community Works is just one of 19 organizations in Jackson County to receive a grant. In total the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation donated more than $107,000 to different causes.