Springfield Police Clear Homeless Camps

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A day after the city of Eugene told homeless campers they needed to leave their site at Broadway and Hillyard, the city of Springfield cleared out homeless campers along the Willamette River. The Springfield Police Department said it gets calls about illegal homeless campers daily, which is why it’s now clearing out … Continue reading »

Springfield Trespassers Arrested

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield Police arrested five homeless people this morning for trespassing and making a mess on private property. Officers say the five people were living in illegal homeless camps along the river. They were reportedly leaving behind large amounts of trash and human waste, creating unsanitary conditions. Property owners say at times they’ve … Continue reading »

City to Evict Whoville Campers

EUGENE, Ore. — On Friday, the City of Eugene will notify Whoville campers that they have to vacate their site on Broadway and Hilyard. There are currently about 50 people camping at the site. The city says the property is not open for public use of any kind, so on Friday someone from the city … Continue reading »

Conestoga Huts to Celebrate Anniversary

EUGENE, Ore. — Happening this weekend, a huge bash will celebrate the first anniversary of conestoga huts in Eugene. Community Supported Shelters developed them last winter for Opportunity Village Eugene. They’re a place called home for many homeless people in Lane County. Each hut costs between 250 and 500 dollars to build depending on the … Continue reading »

Eugene Mission Holds Annual Dinner

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Mission’s doors were open on Wednesday for a free Christmas dinner. It’s an annual tradition for the homeless shelter, and hundreds of people showed up to take advantage of the generosity. Organizers say Wednesday afternoon’s meal was busier than the Thanksgiving feast. Those who stay at the Mission say they’re … Continue reading »

Charity Offers Christmas Meal

EUGENE, Ore. — A local church group helped offer a special meal Christmas morning to some of those in extra need. Dozens of people showed up at Catholic Community Services Wednesday morning for the annual Christmas Coffee for the homeless and low income residents. It was more than just coffee being served up. Attendees also … Continue reading »

City to Open First Homeless Rest Stop

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene’s first so-called rest stop for the homeless will house its first campers on Friday. Organizers are calling it an unofficial opening for the pilot program. The Eugene safe spot camp on Roosevelt and Garfield will serve 15 campers. Friday, two campers who will serve as on-site managers will move in. They … Continue reading »

Women’s Shelter Open in Corvallis

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Fifteen thousand dollars is funding the women’s homeless shelter in Corvallis, thanks to two grants that were written by four Oregon State University graduate students. Corvallis had a shelter outside of town last season, but was forced to shut its doors. Sara Power, a volunteer with the First United Methodist Church in … Continue reading »

State Releases Homeless Youth Report

EUGENE, Ore. — The number of homeless youth in Oregon is down, but education leaders say the numbers are still too high. The Oregon Department of Education released new numbers Thursday. About 18,000 students are homeless, down from 20,000 last year. Roughly 5 percent in Eugene and Springfield are homeless, about the same as last … Continue reading »

Homeless Coalition Finds Permanent Home

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A men’s homeless shelter now has a permanent address, after the Corvallis Homeless Coalition purchased a house last week. Homeless men will have a safe place to stay during the winter months, where they will have a warm bed to sleep in. It’s the men’s cold weather shelter, a facility the Corvallis … Continue reading »

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