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Homeless Rest Stop Open House

EUGENE, Ore. — Community members had a chance to tour the newest homeless rest stop in Eugene Saturday. The Nightingale Health Sanctuary opened in December. It’s near Lane County Behavioral Health, across from Autzen Stadium. It’s home to about 20 people and has room for ten more. Residents say they’re very happy at the new, … Continue reading »

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Homeless Rest Stops Set to Expand

EUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene is set to expand its homeless rest stops. The Eugene City Council granted that extension earlier this month. The camp at Roosevelt and Garfield is one of three in good standing set to go from 15 to 20 campers. “It’s our home for now. We’re trying to make … Continue reading »

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Bed bugs found at Eugene Library

Eugene, Ore. (KEZI) – The downtown Eugene Library is dealing with unwanted guests –bed bugs. The tiny insects were discovered earlier this month by a library patron, who found them in a chair on the third floor. More bugs were discovered in chairs on the second floor, too. Staff quickly took action – removing the … Continue reading »

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Rest Stop Program Expands

EUGENE, Ore. – The City of Eugene’s rest stop program will expand. City Councilors gave the go-ahead for it at Monday night’s council meeting. If a site has a good history over the past six months, it will expand from 15 to 20 overnight campers. This applies to the two existing sites that are currently … Continue reading »

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Warming Centers Open for Saturday

EUGENE/SPRINGFIELD/COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — The Egan Warming Centers will be open the night of Saturday, Nov. 29th. Volunteers are on standby for the night of Sunday, Nov. 30th and Monday, Dec. 1st. Sites activated for Saturday, Nov. 29th are as follows: 1. First Christian Church, 11th & Oak Eugene (shuttles to take guests to other … Continue reading »

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Homeless Campers Asked to Leave Site

EUGENE, Ore. — A group of homeless campers near Sixth Avenue and Mill Street have been asked to leave. They say police gave them a 3:30 p.m. deadline Friday, but the police never showed. A small group of homeless campers have been camping at this site for a few days. They say there aren’t enough … Continue reading »

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Group Asks Council to Lift Camping Ban

EUGENE, Ore. — As the temperatures begin to drop groups are asking the city of Eugene to lift its camping ban. The Raging Grannies, a social activism group made their voices heard at the city council meeting Monday night. “The camping ban really criminalizes homelessness. If you don’t have a place to sleep you don’t … Continue reading »

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Whoville Close To Finding New Site

EUGENE, Ore. — You may recall the anonymous $400,000 donation for Whoville campers. Now an elected board of homeless advocates and residents are getting real close to finding a site. Representatives say it will be called the Nightingale Health Sanctuary and will meet certain requirements. It will have easy access to Whitebird Clinic, the Dining … Continue reading »

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Students Hand Out Burritos to Homeless

EUGENE, Ore. — Students handed out burritos to the homeless and anyone who wanted one near the Washington-Jefferson Bridge. It’s been an annual tradition at Wellsprings Friends School for 10 years called Burrito Missionaries. They spend half the day making 100 burritos by hand, wrapping them, and delivering them to folks who are homeless and … Continue reading »

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Lane County Homeless Count

EUGENE, Ore. — Despite a harsh winter, fewer people sought the help of Lane County homeless shelters. Lane County Human Services released the results of this year’s sheltered homeless county. It looked at those staying in emergency shelters and transitional housing designated for homeless people. The count, which included the 2013 count, showed more than … Continue reading »

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