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Lack of organizational support is causing dissatisfaction for non-profit case workers

Lack of organizational support is causing dissatisfaction for non-profit case workers

Skand S., News Contributor
April 12, 2023

Worker shortage is not a new problem in Corvallis’ non-profits. However, burnouts and lack of organizational support is an increasing concern among the workers. A former worker at the Center Against...

Andrew May (he/him) who moved to Corvallis in the summer of 2013 with his former wife, children and in-laws at the time, sits on a cement wall while speaking about homelessness on Jan. 25. As of Jan. 11, Tina Kotek has signed off on a state of emergency in regards to various counties in Oregon. However, this state of emergency does not currently apply to Benton County.

Governor declares a state of emergency for homelessness

Nino Paoli, News Contributor
February 7, 2023

Governor Tina Kotek declared a homelessness state of emergency in multiple Oregon counties on Jan. 10, following her signing of three executive orders to address the issue. Though Benton County was...

Longtime Corvallis, Ore. resident Vern Stuewe sits in front of his prototype homeless shelter sits on display in the garage surrounded by tools and other projects.

Former Corvallis business owner invents prototype mobile shelter to help houseless

Sam Misa, News Contributor
April 4, 2022

Korean War veteran and retired Corvallis, Ore. business owner Vern Stuewe is giving back to the local houseless community with a mobile shelter prototype. Stuewe has been living at the same Corvallis...

Alvin Freer (right) and his partner, Carolyn Wheeler. Not to be confused with the ice cream flavor, Chunky Monkey is the dog in Wheeler’s arms.
The three of them live out of the RV pictured in the image above.

Corvallis houseless community in ‘disarray,’ City of Corvallis continues campsite sweeps

Sam Misa, News Contributor
January 3, 2022

For Corvallis, Ore. resident Zachary Pierce, who has been without a house for over a decade, this winter will be the first he gets to spend with a roof over his head. Others, however, are often...

Left to right: SORT Coordinator Assistant Susie Price, volunteer Noelle Galardi, SORT Coordinator Maddie Bean, volunteer Flip Anderson and volunteer Eric Swartzendruber outside of the Corvallis Daytime Drop-In Center, located at 602 SW Madison Ave. The Corvallis Daytime Drop-In Center seeks to provide a hub of information and resources to people experiencing poverty and mental health conditions.

‘More compassion and understanding’ needed to combat Corvallis hunger, homelessness

Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week to take place Nov. 13 to 21 with COVID-19 modifications
Luke Brockman, News Contributor
November 1, 2021

The majority of people are one step away from experiencing homelessness or hunger, according to Andrea Myhre, executive director of Corvallis Housing First. CHF is a non-profit whose mission is to provide...

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