Saphara Harrell - Salem Reporter


Art show aims to elevate homeless voices

One of the works of art in an upcoming show at Infinity Room that aims to elevate voices of people experiencing homelessness. (Courtesy/ Emilee Kerper) Emilee Kerper spent last weekend handing out paints and canvases to youth experiencing homelessness at HOST, a Salem drop-in center.   Kerper said there was some[Read More…]


In hopes of getting people out of the ER and into housing, ARCHES joins new health initiative

Kevin Holloway, a nurse with Northwest Human Services, checks the blood pressure of Tanja Whitemire at her camp in Cascades Gateway City Park on March 2, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Homeless service providers have long understood the connection between having housing and having good health.  People experiencing homelessness often have worse[Read More…]