Nonprofit Organizations


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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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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Ashland School District

Rotary Club of Ashland names Violet Hering Student Of The Month

The Rotary Club of Ashland named Ashland High School student Violet Hering Student of the Month at its Oct. 20 meeting. The Student of the Month designation is awarded to a student who exemplifies the Rotary values of truthfulness, fairness, commitment to good will, and beneficial outcomes to all.

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Empty Bowls returns as an in-person fundraiser Friday

Empty Bowls is back as a community celebration as well as a fundraiser after two years of COVID-19 interruption. It will be held from Friday, Oct. 21, in Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church, Ashland. Empty Bowls raises money for local nonprofit organizations that address food insecurity in Ashland.

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It’s in our DNA: ScienceWorks event dives into ‘All of Us’ drive to collect public health data

A Saturday afternoon of fun, food and fascination at ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum in Ashland leads into a pair of presentations on the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program, an ambitious initiative to engage one million people or more who reflect the diversity of our country and have historically been underrepresented in health research.

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BottleDrop Express center opens at Shop’n Kart

The 4,500 BottleDrop account holders in the Ashland area now have a local drop-off option. Instead of taking green bags to Medford for redemption, they can now take them to Shop’n Kart in Ashland, where they can also purchase bags, print stickers and withdraw cash from their account.

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Latest posts

Rogue Valley Tribune mailing introductory edition to 93,000 addresses

Mailboxes throughout Jackson County will be filled this week with a 12-page broadsheet newspaper introducing the Rogue Valley Tribune to prospective readers. EO Media Group is getting the word out about its Medford-based news site and three-times a week printed paper with a saturation mailing to 93,000 area addresses.

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Free environment, chemistry talk coming to SOU

How can chemistry be utilized to understand human impacts on the environment? That question will be answered during a Friday science seminar hosted by Southern Oregon University assistant professor Chris Babayco, Ph.D., organizers have announced.

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Inner Peace: It’s all concept

Jim Hatton: “I have come to respect and honor them all. I am not here to say they are right or wrong. It is right for all individuals to seek their own path, what is right for them, and what inspires them.”

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