Author Archives: randibrown

Hosea Youth Services helps to stabilize local homeless community

Homeless residents of Lane County are finding refuge and support through the efforts of many at Hosea. By Randi Brown It seems normal—a social young woman surrounded by a group of friends and a boyfriend. Her smile and laughter fill … Continue reading

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Egan Warming Center Sidebar

The Egan Warming Center is a program administered by St. Vincent de Paul: Society of Lane County. It started after a homeless man, Thomas Egan, known as Major Egan, froze to death after being turned away at the Mission for … Continue reading

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Jerome Jones Sidebar

Jerome Jones has been a volunteer at the Hosea Youth Services Thrift Store since November of last year. He began as a customer at the store and asked Mike Lazar, assistant manager of the thrift store, if he could help … Continue reading

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Enterprise update 3

I have a lot of background information and sources regarding Hosea Youth Services. I like where it’s going, I just have to make sure I don’t let my story get too convoluted or include information I don’t need. I still … Continue reading

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Enterprise Update 2

Since our last update, I have done three more interviews at the Hosea Youth Services Thrift Store. I talked to a volunteer at the store, Jerome Jones, who is also a volunteer at the Drop-in Center. I talked to him … Continue reading

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Enterprise Update

This is what I’ve done for my enterprise story about Hosea Youth Services. So far, I have interviewed Ken Harvey, Executive Director of HYS; Amanda Alaniz, former homeless youth/current volunteer at HYS; and Britni D’Eliso and Alec Woodward, Urban Missionaries … Continue reading

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Student artist keeps busy

An abundantly read copy off Tuesdays With Morrie rests on the end table in her colorful and eccentric apartment. A pair of hiking boots and bike sit by the door. Paintings hang on the wall, accompanied by photographs of places … Continue reading

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Homelessness in the JWN

Vagrancy and homelessness plague the streets of Eugene, causing problems for business owners and organizations in the Jefferson Westside Neighbors area. In 2006, 1,600 homeless people needed emergency shelter or housing assistance in Lane County, according to Eugeneweekly.com. Today, residents … Continue reading

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What makes it good? Vegetarian articles

This article in the New York Times about Dave McDonald, a 70-year-old man jailed for drug use, was intriguing and infuriating, all good things for a story to do. It is about a man, strong in his convictions, who was denied … Continue reading

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Q&A with blogger, food photographer, and vegetarian, Sala Kannan.

Sala Kannan, vegetable enthusiast and food photographer, shares recipes and tips on her blog, Veggie Belly. The blog consists of a variety of vegetarian recipes inspired by her culture and travels. Kannan is from India, and currently lives in Portland, … Continue reading

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