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The Seriousness of Alcohol Abuse Among the Homeless

Downtown Eugene, Oregon has some form of entertainment for those from all walks of life. However, it does have some not so positive attributes as well.  It is also home to quite a few men, women and children who do … Continue reading

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Trainsong’s Top Dog

Bethel Community Church is not exactly Notre Dame. Its parking lot crunches beneath visitors’ feet, and the glass in its windows is more plain than stained. Inside, 15 people gather for the monthly Trainsong Neighborhood Association meeting. A curly-headed toddler … Continue reading

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Jefferson Westside Speaks Up About Homeless Population

People from in and around the community voice their opinions about the homeless and displaced in the neighborhood By Graham Sprague The Jefferson Westside Neighborhood in Eugene may not be as well known as some of the other neighborhoods, like … Continue reading

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Jefferson Westside Deals With Large Homeless Population

People who live and work in the neighborhood complain of a large number of homeless and displaced community members. By Eliza Collins On a sunny Friday morning the Jefferson Westside Neighborhood looks straight out of a movie. Daffodils cover front … Continue reading

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All Smiles on the Western Front – JWN Enterprise

Managing Homelessness in Eugene’s Jefferson Westside Neighbors Take a walk through Eugene’s Jefferson Westside Neighbors and you’ll probably see some beautiful parks, clean streets and friendly faces. Old-fashioned eateries, eclectic shops and whacky homes would all likely catch your eye. … Continue reading

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My enterprise story is going. I would like to have more done but I am currently really focusing on research and background. I have changed my subject to how homeless people receive care for their animals. I have sent emails/ … 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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JWN Midterm Post

Valid Vagrancy? Getting to the bottom of vagrancy in the Jefferson Westside Neighbors by Kayne Carpenter The Jefferson Westside Neighbors is home to some of Eugene’s friendliest faces and busiest shops. Sweet Life bakery, Eugene Jazzercise Center, and the New Frontier … 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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Whiteaker: The Town with the Addicts or a Scapegoat for Eugene?

Many sources inside of the Whiteaker neighborhood have agreed to a surfacing problem, involving the aspects of homelessness and drug abuse. Newfound worker and resident, Kristie Munro, calmly voiced her opinion in saying that “this neighborhood has been here a … Continue reading

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