ARCHES says it needs more volunteers for annual count of region’s homeless

A person stands on a concrete bench under the Marion Street Bridge during a homeless camp’s eviction in January. The ARCHES Project said Friday it needs volunteers for an annual count to help collect data on the region’s homeless. (Troy Brynelson/Salem Reporter) The yearly count of homeless people that helps[Read More…]


Volunteers needed to staff homeless warming shelters as temperatures hit freezing

Sandra Carr, 73, sits next to a tent under the Marion Street Bridge on Wednesday. Carr said she has been homeless about two months after her trailer was stolen. (Troy Brynelson/Salem Reporter) Community groups are calling for volunteers to run overnight warming shelters to keep people off Salem’s streets during[Read More…]


Salem puts roof over chronically homeless, then adds care

Tommy Green, 52, was homeless in Salem for 21 years before getting an apartment through the homeless rental assistance program. (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) Last winter, Tommy Green was trapped in a cycle. Years of methamphetamine use and living on the streets had weakened his heart. “Black mold got in my[Read More…]