Homeless Campers Asked to Leave Site

EUGENE, Ore. — A group of homeless campers near Sixth Avenue and Mill Street have been asked to leave. They say police gave them a 3:30 p.m. deadline Friday, but the police never showed. A small group of homeless campers have been camping at this site for a few days. They say there aren’t enough … Continue reading »

Group Asks Council to Lift Camping Ban

EUGENE, Ore. — As the temperatures begin to drop groups are asking the city of Eugene to lift its camping ban. The Raging Grannies, a social activism group made their voices heard at the city council meeting Monday night. “The camping ban really criminalizes homelessness. If you don’t have a place to sleep you don’t … Continue reading »

Stand Down for Veterans

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — There was a big show of support for those who have put their lives on the line for our country. Hundreds of vets, many of them homeless, turned out for Friday’s Stand Down in Springfield at the Willamalane Center. There was everything from clothes, glasses and a warm meal, to information about … Continue reading »

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 »

Whoville Close To Finding New Site

EUGENE, Ore. — You may recall the anonymous $400,000 donation for Whoville campers. Now an elected board of homeless advocates and residents are getting real close to finding a site. Representatives say it will be called the Nightingale Health Sanctuary and will meet certain requirements. It will have easy access to Whitebird Clinic, the Dining … Continue reading »

Students Hand Out Burritos to Homeless

EUGENE, Ore. — Students handed out burritos to the homeless and anyone who wanted one near the Washington-Jefferson Bridge. It’s been an annual tradition at Wellsprings Friends School for 10 years called Burrito Missionaries. They spend half the day making 100 burritos by hand, wrapping them, and delivering them to folks who are homeless and … Continue reading »

Lane County Homeless Count

EUGENE, Ore. — Despite a harsh winter, fewer people sought the help of Lane County homeless shelters. Lane County Human Services released the results of this year’s sheltered homeless county. It looked at those staying in emergency shelters and transitional housing designated for homeless people. The count, which included the 2013 count, showed more than … Continue reading »

Help for Homeless Hospital Patients

EUGENE, Ore. — Homeless hospital patients now have a care facility where they can recover. It not only meets their health care needs, but also reduces financial stress on the health care system. “We have a long-standing challenge with patients that are homeless that also have a lot of medical issues. They are very vulnerable,” … Continue reading »

Boy Challenges Councilors to Camp

EUGENE, Ore. — A 10-year-old with terminal cancer takes on the Eugene City Council. The homeless advocate’s been meeting and feeding area homeless for the past few months. With a loaded backpack, Keegan Keppner strolled through the streets of downtown. He’s simulating what it might be like to be homeless and living on the streets … Continue reading »

Corvallis Protest Against Homelessness

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The men’s and women’s homeless shelters have closed their doors for the season; dozens of people say they have no place to go, and protesters are speaking out in front of the Benton County Courthouse. One woman says she wanted to make a statement by pitching a tent on Tuesday afternoon. She … Continue reading »

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