Street Roots

for those who cannot afford free speech

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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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Notable and Quotable: Our favorites from 2019

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 05:00
Street Roots A sampling of Street Roots' conversations from the past year

Street Roots vendor profile: Dreams of running a business

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 04:00
Pat Zimmer Don wants to spend his summers operating a bicycle hot dog stand. In the meantime, ‘it feels good when I sell the papers.’

Reflecting on a powerful year in print journalism

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 02:00
Kaia Sand DIRECTOR’S DESK | Street Roots is proud of the newspaper we put out week after week

Portland has reduced police force against people with mental illness? Hardly

Street Roots News Feed - Thu, 12/26/2019 - 08:55
Jason Renaud COMMENTARY | The DOJ settlement resulted in training, but that wasn’t the solution we needed

Street Roots vendor profile: I want to give the world a hug

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 12/20/2019 - 06:00
Jessica Hamilton Pops is proud to be earning money through Street Roots, as well as by making and selling bracelets

A wealth tax? It could work in the U.S.

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 12/20/2019 - 05:00
Martin Hart-Landsberg COMMENTARY | We need more funding for public programs; we also need to address the obscene concentration of wealth

Life on the Streets: Family – a subject too painful for words

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 12/20/2019 - 04:00
Helen Hill Losing family and friends as a result of homelessness can be more devastating than losing housing

SAFES has a new look and a new vibe

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 12/20/2019 - 04:00
Sarah Hansell After a four-month closure, the Salvation Army Female Emergency Shelter opens its renovated facility with a bevy of new programs

Street Roots vendors share their gratitude and hopes for the new year

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 12/20/2019 - 03:00
Street Roots They're grateful for support, shelter, life and opportunities

Oregon delegates to join legal fight against Trump food-stamp cuts

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 12/20/2019 - 03:00
Joanne Zuhl Pulling assistance from people who are struggling to find jobs is ‘not the Oregon way,’ Sen. Wyden says

Remembering Lori De Tie and her zest for life

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 12/20/2019 - 02:30
Street Roots A memorial for Lolo is planned at the Street Roots office

The house that Vern – and you – built

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 12/20/2019 - 02:00
Kaia Sand DIRECTOR'S DESK | Vern didn't like to branch out – until he found a safety net at Street Roots

Vigil for people who died homeless to bring together housed and unhoused

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 12/20/2019 - 01:00
Helen Hill The event, on the longest night of the year, will provide a space for mourning and challenge people to help build a just community


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
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