From Portland’s drunk tank to Old Town to Salem, how booze is hurting (and helping) Oregon.
Devon is hauled into the Central City Concern Sobering
Station, a Portland cop on each arm. He has a dazed, faraway look that,
as he puts it, “a whole lot of Hennessy” provides. He’s quickly
Central City Concern’s Old Town Clinic is one of a handful of clinics nationwide being singled out by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as an “exemplar practice” for its innovative work making health care more accessible to patients.The clinic, which served more than 4,000 homeless patients last year, is part of a new study by the nation’s largest healthcare philanthropy called The Primary ...
As the wars in Iraq and Afganistan drag on, we have a piece of good news for local veterans on this chilly Veterans Day. Next week, Central City Concern will team up with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to hold a Veterans Stand Down [PDF] on Nov. 16 and 17 for vets who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless. The free event, complete with a job fair, clothes, and haircuts, will ...