Street Roots

for those who cannot afford free speech

Our Mission

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.

Nick Gefroh Vendor Fund

Nick Gefroh

The Nick Gefroh Vendor Fund is made possible through a generous annual contribution from Nick’s family to support vendors experiencing homelessness and poverty at Street Roots. 100% of this fund goes towards supporting Street Roots vendors with supplies that will make them more successful in their work. To contribute directly to this fund visit Street Roots' donation page and select "Nick Gefroh Vendor Fund" under Dedications.

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