homelessness

Jackson County pledging millions to fight homelessness

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson County is pledging millions of dollars to homelessness issues. The Jackson County Budget Committee recently voted to allocate just over 3 million dollars to support homeless-related services. The committee says the money will go toward providing essential services …

HOPE: Curry County Veterans Services

CURRY COUNTY, Ore. — Homelessness is a serious issue in southern Oregon, but there are services and ways to escape it. NBC5’s Blakely McHugh met with two veterans who experienced homelessness or were on the brink of homelessness. Both of them went to …

HOPE: Oasis Shelter

CURRY COUNTY, Ore.— Homelessness is a serious issue in southern Oregon, but there are services and ways to escape it. NBC5’s Blakely McHugh met with a woman named Kimberly. She became homeless when she fled an abusive husband and ended up at the …

HOPE: Beyond Rejection

CURRY COUNTY, Ore. — Homelessness is a serious issue in southern Oregon, but there are services and ways to escape it. NBC5’s Blakely McHugh went to Curry County to find out about the organization Beyond Rejection. It was started by Jim Johnson, his …

Year-long shelter considered for Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — Two of the biggest organizations in the Rogue Valley that help those struggling with homelessness are working together to create the first low barrier year-round shelter in Jackson County. Low barrier means that anyone can stay in the shelter …

HOPE: Central Curry School District

CURRY COUNTY, Ore. — Homelessness is a serious issue in southern Oregon, but there are services and ways to escape it. NBC5’s Blakely McHugh went to Central Curry school district to find out how homelessness impacts its students, and what the district does …

HOPE: Coffee Shop Offers Helping Hand

Curry County is among the smallest in the state. That means there are less job opportunities, housing options, even affordable housing. That’s why many organizations are working together to help those experiencing homelessness or close to it. In this episode of “HOPE,” …

HOPE: Welcome Home Oregon

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. — Homelessness is a serious issue in southern Oregon, but there are services and ways to escape it. NBC5’s Blakely McHugh went to Welcome Home Oregon in Grants Pass. The organization provides transitional housing for those who are just getting …

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 …