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OHRA mission: Moving people from crisis to stability

Options for Helping Residents of Ashland purchased an underutilized Ashland motel and transformed it into The OHRA Center: a year-round low-barrier shelter with 52 rooms for guests; a resource center with a professional staff of six to assist anyone seeking help with rent, jobs, utilities, benefits and more; and a permanent home for the shower trailer.

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Events

Festival of Light Celebration culminates in ‘Grand Illumination’

Crowds lined Main Street as Santa, accompanied by reindeer, dancers and dozens of other celebrants gaily bedecked in seasonal regalia, made his way Friday to Ashland Plaza, where he addressed the crowd from the Brickroom balcony before flipping a switch to turn on more than a million lights illuminating downtown.

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Latest news

Food bank faces dramatic increase in demand

Ashland Emergency Food Bank, founded 50 years ago by a coalition of local faith-based communities, has seen a huge uptick in clients over the past few months, after a downturn during the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 250 households signed up in the last four months, pushing the list the Food Bank serves to about 525 households each month.

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City Government

Ashland emergency winter shelter needs volunteers

Ashland’s emergency winter warming center needs volunteers, and agency officials are hosting a training event for anyone interested in helping at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at Pioneer Hall, 73 Winburn Way, according to a news release.

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OHRA mission: Moving people from crisis to stability

Options for Helping Residents of Ashland purchased an underutilized Ashland motel and transformed it into The OHRA Center: a year-round low-barrier shelter with 52 rooms for guests; a resource center with a professional staff of six to assist anyone seeking help with rent, jobs, utilities, benefits and more; and a permanent home for the shower trailer.

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