With millions in new cash, Central Oregon addiction services are set to expand in big ways

So excited to wake up to our very own Lisa Bradley on the front page! From The Bend Bulletin | by Zack Demars | When Oregon voters approved the decriminalization of hard drugs, they also approved funding for the work Yukon does. Yukon, to be clear, is a horse. … The Healing Reins program is …

Hikers with disabilities seek access to information about Oregon trails

From Here Is Oregon | Georgena Moran has always immersed herself in the outdoors. But when the avid hiker, backpacker and outrigger canoe racer was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at 40 years old, paralyzing her from the neck down over the next three years, she found herself suddenly facing many more barriers to getting outside. …

How Wild Diversity works to make Oregon outdoor spaces safer for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities

From OregonLive/The Oregonian | For many Oregonians, the healing power of outdoor recreation is intuitive. Whether we’re hiking, kayaking, swimming, or simply sitting in a green space, many of us have felt what studies by social scientists and health-care researchers have shown: that empowering outdoor experiences lead to reduced stress, increased happiness, and greater emotional …

One Native veteran’s new mission: Fill in the gaps of VA care on his reservation

From NPR.org | by Quil Lawrence | Five-tour combat veteran Jestin Dupree works for the Assiniboine and Sioux tribes on the Fort Peck reservation in Montana. He aims to fill gaps in VA care that often leave Native veterans behind. The proportion of Native Americans who serve in the military is higher than any other …

Through community-based care, doula SeQuoia Kemp advocates for radical change

From NPR.org | SeQuoia Kemp has been providing support to birthing mothers, their partners and families before, during and after pregnancy and childbirth in Syracuse, N.Y., for more than a decade. And in a time where maternal mortality rates in the United States are staggeringly disproportionate for Black mothers and abortion rights are at risk …

How historical racism influences modern poverty and racial inequality

From Penn Today | By Michele W. Berger | To understand modern racial inequalities, historical context is crucial. That’s according to new research from Penn sociologist Regina Baker published in the American Journal of Sociology . Baker found that in southern states with a strong historical racial regime-a notion she conceptualized and then measured using …

We Don’t Write Grants!

I couldn’t agree more! “Grant Writing” is a total misnomer! From GrantProfessionals.org: “When was the last time that you wrote a grant? Probably never. Too often grant professionals become guilty of using misnomers. Grants are sums of money given to non-profit organizations that in turn provide proposals aligning with specific strategic objectives.” Full Story Here

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