In The News


Portland Might Have Found a Site for It's Next Homeless Camp. The Problem? It's Contaminated (June 8, 2016) (The Portland Mercury)
Educating the Growing Population of Homeless Children (June 7, 2016) (Nonprofit Quarterly)
Letter: An Encounter with the Homeless (January 14, 2016) (Corvallis Gazette-Times)
Ways to Help the Homeless (January 12, 2016) (Seattle Weekly)
Lawmaker Proposing $300 Million for the Homeless (January 12, 2016) (
Funding Committed for Homeless Plan (January 12, 2016) (Portland Tribune)
Salem Confirms Joint Homeless Initiative Role (January 12, 2016) (Statesman Journal)
Can Cottages Cure Homelessness? Dallas Project to Offer Answers (November 30, 2015) (The Dallas Morning News)


Oregon Department of Education- Oregon Schools See Record Number of Homeless Students Despite Improvements in Economy (October 1,2015)


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Who Counts as Homeless Depends on How You Ask (January 31, 2015) (
Our Homeless Crisis (January 17, 2015) (

Study: More Homeless Children Now Than Any Point in U.S. History (November 17, 2014) (



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Independent Nonprofit Consultant



Wayne Ellsworth

Outreach Coordinator

South River Community Health Center



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Housing & Choice Model Services Lead

Benton County Health Services

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First Interstate Bank

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