Homeless http://nwpr.org en Family Escapes Homelessness Thanks to McCarver Elementary Housing Pilot Program http://nwpr.org/post/family-escapes-homelessness-thanks-mccarver-elementary-housing-pilot-program <p>Across the country more than one million kids may not know where they’re going to sleep tonight. It could be in a car, on a friend’s couch, in a homeless shelter, or even on the street. In Washington state alone there are more than 30,000 homeless children and for these kids getting their homework done is the least of their problems. Now a unique program out of Tacoma is trying to help those kids do better in school, one family at a time.</p><p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:42:34 +0000 Taylor Winkel 42610 at http://nwpr.org Family Escapes Homelessness Thanks to McCarver Elementary Housing Pilot Program Is Sleep a Human Right? http://nwpr.org/post/sleep-human-right <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Homeless activists have made headlines in Eugene since the Occupy movement of 2011 brought issues of income inequality to the forefront. There aren't enough shelter beds for the nearly 2000 homeless people in the area. For several months different groups have set up tent camps on public property trying to bring awareness to the problem. They say safe, legal places to sleep are a human right that the city is violating with its camping ban.</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 14:46:17 +0000 Rachael McDonald 36286 at http://nwpr.org Is Sleep a Human Right? Official Declares Tent Camp in Plaza a Public Health Risk http://nwpr.org/post/official-declares-tent-camp-plaza-public-health-risk <p>The tent camp at The Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza in Eugene has been declared a "public health risk" by Lane County's Public Health Officer. The Board of Commissioners has called an emergency meeting for next Wednesday to consider closing the plaza.</p><p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 23:57:43 +0000 Rachael McDonald 33448 at http://nwpr.org Eugene Social Justice Groups Mark May Day With March And Rally http://nwpr.org/post/eugene-social-justice-groups-mark-may-day-march-and-rally <p>Several social justice groups marked International Workers Day with a march and rally through downtown Eugene Wednesday night. As KLCC’s Jes Burns reports, earlier in the day lawyers filed a motion to dismiss charges against homeless rights advocates arrested during a protest in January.</p><p> Thu, 02 May 2013 13:45:06 +0000 Jes Burns 26852 at http://nwpr.org Wash. Youth Shelter Policy To Change On July 1st http://nwpr.org/post/wash-youth-shelter-policy-change-july-1st <p>In Washington State, when a child runs away and goes to a shelter, the shelter has 3 days before it must legally contact parents or the police. But on Sunday, that will change. KUOW&rsquo;s Kate Elston explains. Fri, 29 Jun 2012 14:38:07 +0000 Kate Elston 10871 at http://nwpr.org