Acupuncture, Massages and a Whole Lot More for Homeless People


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A heads-up to folks on the streets this holiday: Ncompass, a Portland-based nonprofit, will host its second Annual Christmas Festival for the Homeless under the Morrison Bridge this Sunday Dec. 19 from 11 am to 3 pm. Besides a giant barbecue, several free services will be featured, including a mobile dental van, acupuncture table, haircuts, manicures/pedicures and massages. Free sleeping bags, ...   More
 
Thursday, December 16, 2010 STACY BROWNHILL

More Help for More Homeless


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I have some good news, and some bad news. Lets start with the good: Street Roots, a nonprofit newspaper that helps those living with homelessness and poverty, has launched an easy-to-use website to accompany its Rose City Resource publication. The Rose City Resource site offers a “comprehensive guide to the public services and assistance programs in the Portland and tri-county area.” ...   More
 
Friday, May 29, 2009 Megan Brescini

Oregon Schools See Spike In Homeless Students


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We know the economic recession has plunged many Oregon adults into unemployment. What sometimes goes overlooked is the recession's shattering effect it also has on kids. According to findings out today from the Oregon Department of Education, the 2008-2009 school year saw an increase of nearly 14 percent in the number of homeless students enrolled in Oregon schools. There were 18,051 homeless ...   More
 
Friday, September 18, 2009 Amanda Ingram

As The Crappy Weather Arrives, Portland Shelters Make Room for More Homeless


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At the same time that the heavy wind and rain roll in to Portland, Multnomah County is announcing this year's plan to provide shelter for those caught in the fall and winter storms to come. Nearly 600 shelter beds are available year-round for families, adults, youth and those fleeing domestic violence. But up to 422 beds will be installed at local emergency shelters to provide more space for ...   More
 
Thursday, November 5, 2009 JONATHAN CROWL

A Happy Laundry Story


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Here's a nice holiday story I just learned about. This Wednesday, Dec. 16, the Laundry Love Project will host a Christmas Party at Sunshine Laundromat (7914 NE Glisan St.) for locals who have benefited from the volunteer effort over the past 19 months. The volunteer program by JustOne, a nonprofit, washes the clothing and bedding of those who are homeless or living in motels or shelters. The ...   More
 
Monday, December 14, 2009 Brittany Rogers

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