homeless youth

Homeless youth left behind during pandemic

MEDFORD, Ore. – Southern Oregon is no stranger to homeless youth, but non-profits fighting against the issue told NBC5 News, this year hits different. Most Southern Oregon schools aren’t doing in-person learning due to COVID-19 creating a separate issue for some students. …

HOPE: Joe’s Place

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Homelessness is a serious issue in southern Oregon, but there are services and ways to escape it. NBC5’s Blakely McHugh learned about an organization call Joe’s Place. They focus on helping homeless and disadvantaged youth get off the streets …

HOPE: Bryan Wenzel

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore.— Homelessness is a serious issue in southern Oregon, but there are services and ways to escape it. NBC5’s Blakely McHugh met Bryan Wenzel who was homeless when he was a teenager. He got connected with Hearts With a Mission, a …

HOPE: Youth Building Homes for Youth

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Homelessness is a serious issue in southern Oregon, but there are services and ways to escape it. NBC5’s Blakely McHugh went to Building the Future Tiny Home Competition where students from different high schools competed to make the best …

Homeless youth shelter opens in Grants Pass

Grants Pass, Ore. — More than a hundred people celebrated the grand opening of a new youth homeless shelter in Grants Pass. “Hearts with a Mission” cut the ribbon Friday on their 2nd location, and their first in Josephine County. The Medford-based …