One of the most persistent aspects of life in Malheur County is the economic struggle facing so many families. The result is that children sometimes don’t get all the food they need, live in conditions that aren’t ideal, and miss school.
We need your help to answer these questions:
*What are your challenges with raising your kids? What do you think would help?
*Why is Malheur County so much worse off than the rest of the state?
*What solutions have worked elsewhere that could spare our children?
We want to talk to those families that struggle. We aren’t here to judge. We’re here to learn and inform. We are after understanding.
And we want to talk to those who work with struggling families and children. You can be a teacher or a counselor. You can be a police officer or a state caseworker. You can be a child care provider or a nurse.
The Enterprise has teamed up with a squad of advanced journalism students from one of the country’s premier schools – the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism at USC at USC. Five students and their two professors will be in Malheur County for two weeks. They are ready and eager to do interviews – and to listen carefully.
How to help?
Reach out to Editor Les Zaitz by email ([email protected]). You can talk privately and confidentially if you want. If you prefer phone, send an email and he’ll provide you a private number to call.
Your help can make a big difference – especially for one out of four children who live in homes impoverished by circumstance.
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With kitten season here, foster homes are needed to care for the influx hitting the Ontario shelter.
CATS: Help on a temporary basis
Do you love cats and have a spare bedroom or bathroom?
The Ontario Feral Cat Project is in need of foster families for mama cats and baby kittens. The Cat Project provides everything you need to foster. You will provide the care, lots of love and playtime. Fostering is rewarding and fun an saves lives.
Please contact us via Facebook, call our message phone at 541-823-2427 or contact us online if you are interested in fostering: https://www.ontarioferalcats.org/volunteer.
SATURDAY ADOPTION EVENT: Every Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Constance McCullough House, 84 N.W. 2nd St. in Ontario.
–Information provided by the Ontario Feral Cat Project.
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