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Street Roots creates income opportunities for people experiencing homelessness and poverty by producing a newspaper and other media that are catalysts for individual and social change.

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If not 911, this is who responds to Portland street homelessness

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 06:40
Emily Green These are the teams that address concerns and complaints related to people experiencing homelessness

Portland Street Response: A blueprint for a better system

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 06:30
Emily Green Street Roots lays out a feasible plan for the future of crisis and nuisance intervention in public spaces

A better system for street response: Where do we go from here?

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 06:20
Emily Green Portland Fire & Rescue's CHAT program could be a starting point for developing a new model

Portland needs big action on street response – now

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 06:00
Kaia Sand DIRECTOR’S DESK | Learning from Eugene's CAHOOTS program, Portland must make it clear that a non-police response is available

New Portland curriculum helps students identify sex trafficking, exploitive relationships

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 05:30
Libby Dowsett Youths are taught that the dynamics of a coercive relationship emerge slowly after a power imbalance is established

Group busts myths, builds relationships with young sex-trafficking victims

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 05:00
Libby Dowsett New Day Program offers one-stop services for youths in Multnomah County

Street Roots vendor profile: I can make a difference

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 04:00
Leonora Ko With a job through First Transit, Luca gets to help others

Portland spends millions responding to homelessness, researchers find

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 03:00
Joanne Zuhl The impact of homelessness is not just about the money, but being smarter about resources and training, according to PSU students’ academic report

Portland City Council votes for FCC action on 5G research

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 02:00
Joanne Zuhl A city resolution demands updated research on the safety of the wireless technology

Salt, fat, acid and Samin

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 07:00
Jason Cohen Writer and TV host Samin Nosrat talks to Street Roots about how she makes cooking accessible to everyone

Building characters: Street Roots vendors create cartoons

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 06:00
Helen Hill Cartoonist Sarah Mirk is teaching the class as a way to connect with vendors

Oregon foster youths seek $8.5M to help those aging out of foster care

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 05:30
Libby Dowsett Expansion proposed of Child Welfare’s Independent Living Program and other transition services

Oregon foster parents fight to be heard

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 05:00
Libby Dowsett Legislation would establish an ombudsman to work with foster parents

Street Roots vendor profile: Something to prove

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 04:00
Leonora Ko Challenges to getting re-housed have only buoyed Tony

SR editorial: Time for Oregon to quit subsidizing second homes

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 03:00
SR editorial board State tax policy should support real housing needs

PIFF films hold a mirror to society

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 02:00
Amanda Waldroupe Ben Popp, who organizes Portland International Film Festival screenings, talks about this year’s films and theme: “Empathy has no ethnicity”

To make it on the streets, I had to look 'not homeless'

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 10:00
Dustin Dandliker COMMENTARY | We try everything to look like you to humanize our struggle

The art of identity: Tattoos, movement, prose at Gallery 114

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 06:00
Emily Green The Portland exhibit and performance series includes literary readings from Street Roots vendors

Before Charley Crockett sang the blues, he lived them

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 05:30
Nathan Poppe The busker turned touring sensation opens up about experiencing homelessness

Big money prevents real progress on rent stabilization

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 05:00
Mary King COMMENTARY | Oregon’s new law is nothing compared to efforts in some U.S. cities


Our Friends Speak About Street Roots

I firmly believe that Street Roots was largely responsible for keeping the fate of inmate moms and their children on the minds of Oregonians. Because of Street Roots' in-depth reporting and tireless advocacy, the Oregon legislature overturned the Dept. of Corrections' decision to de-fund the Family Preservation Project at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville. Thanks to Street Roots, the Family Preservation Project is alive and well today helping inmate moms build healthy bonds with their children

- Brian Lindstrom, Filmmaker