Out In The Cold In Klamath County

Jan 24, 2018

If there was any doubt, our series of interviews "Out in the Cold" has confirmed that every part of our region includes homeless people among its inhabitants. 

We turn our attention to Klamath County, taking in issues for homeless people both young and old. 

Older people face challenges with age-related health issues, in fact sometimes end up homeless because of those issues. 

Meanwhile, families with children struggle to keep up with school when permanent shelter is an issue.  Klamath and Lake Community Action Services, KLCAS, works to address the issues. 

Executive Director Donna Bowman and some members of her staff talk about the challenges, including the weather.  The night before our interview--when the cold-weather shelter was not open--KLCAS put 29 people up in motel rooms.