Man in Vacant Corvallis Home Arrested

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A man is in jail accused of making himself at home in a house that wasn’t his. Corvallis police arrested 56-year-old Jaime Doherty after a landlord discovered that someone was staying inside one of his vacant homes. Smida Abdelli rents out a house on SW 3rd Street in downtown Corvallis, and the … Continue reading »

Shelter Sees More Homeless Families

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A Corvallis shelter says it’s seeing more homeless families in the area. Community Outreach, Inc. says it’s at capacity right now for families and single men and women. At the end of the month the cold weather shelters for men and women will close for the season. Community Outreach operates year-round and expects to … Continue reading »

Shelter Concerned About Shutdown

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A homeless shelter is anticipating an increase in need for social services because of the government shutdown. Community Outreach, Inc., the only homeless shelter serving families in Benton, Lincoln, and Linn Counties says it is not only worried about its own cuts in funding, but that more community members are going to … Continue reading »

Cylvia Hayes Talks Poverty

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The governor’s partner made a stop in Corvallis Tuesday on her campaign to spread the awareness of poverty. Cylvia Hayes, Governor John Kitzhaber’s girlfriend, addressed the public at the Corvallis Country Club Tuesday morning at a breakfast fundraiser to raise money for Community Outreach, a homeless shelter in town. Hayes began her … Continue reading »

Syrian Family Flees to Corvallis

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Fleeing from violence, a Syrian family dangerously crossed border lines to a familiar city, a city the parents and children all call home: Corvallis. A Syrian couple, wishing to remain nameless to protect their safety, fled Damascus a few weeks ago. Along with their three children, the family went to Community Outreach … Continue reading »

Homeless Shelter Receives Grant

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A homeless shelter is expanding its services to women and children thanks to a $35,000 grant. Community Outreach is the only family shelter in town, and it will be able to offer more services to its transitional women and children shelter. The $35,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation will help the shelter … Continue reading »