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City of Medford makes a severe weather declaration

MEDFORD, Ore. — Emergency shelters are in place tonight for those needing to escape the frigid temperatures. Freezing temperatures caused the City of Medford to make a severe weather declaration, meaning emergency shelters must open. That policy was approved by city council …

Emergency warming shelters open in Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore.— A winter weather storm is forcing emergency warming shelters to open in Ashland this week. According to the non-profit, Jobs with Justice, the current warming shelter in Ashland houses 45 people, which means roughly the same amount of people are …

A sweet pup returns to forever home

YREKA, Calif. — It’s a heartwarming story of a dog who finds his forever home after being rescued, but it’s not exactly what you think. Brutis is a spunky, playful old pup who seems to have been that way his whole life …

Ashland shelter provides beds for 5 months

ASHLAND, Ore. — An Ashland shelter has opened its doors on Monday for the winter months, but it doesn’t accept walk-ins. The OHRA Winter Shelter is run by the non-profit, “Options for Helping Residents of Ashland” or OHRA. It’s not an emergency …

ACCESS releases new short film

MEDFORD, Ore. —  A new film released by a local non profit is tugging on the hearts of many. ACCESS released a six-minute short film today telling the stories and struggles of everyday people they serve. The film highlights the need in the …

Ashland winter shelter secures three year lease

ASHLAND, Ore. —  A winter shelter in Ashland will be available for people seven nights a week at the same location. It’s the first time the Ashland Winter Shelter has secured a single spot for the winter. Nonprofit, Options for Helping Residents of Ashland …

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 …

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 …