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Community advocacy can create city changes

Community advocacy can create city changes

March 8, 2016
The Orion editorial is the collaborative opinion of the entire editorial board.
The Torres Shelter has many bunks designated for women. Photo credit: Ryan Corrall.

Local homeless shelter may close its doors

February 7, 2016

The Torres Shelter has been providing housing and support for homeless men, women, and children since 2003. Amid their current financial crisis, the Orion went inside and toured the shelter to take a look...

Jay, a local homeless man, stands outside of businesses in hopes of compassion Photo credit: Emily Teague

Downtown businesses struggle with homeless

Madison Holmes // April 15, 2014
The transient population in downtown Chico leaves customers frightened and business owners exasperated.
Digger, a local homeless man, sits with his cat, Spot, across from 7/11. Photo credit: Emily Teague

Homeless remain outdoors in the rain

Nathan Lehmann // April 7, 2014
Despite recent rain weather, homeless shelters in Chico are not seeing significant increases in visitors.

Chico dehumanizes homeless population

Zachary Phillips // February 4, 2014
The respect and compassion a fellow human deserves has become a storm of politics and debate in downtown Chico.
Distressed Downtown: Homelessness in Chico, CA

Distressed Downtown: Homelessness in Chico, CA

December 11, 2013
Distressed Downtown: Homelessness in Chico, CA
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