‘If we don't get out, we're going to die': People battling addiction in The Dalles beg for more resources

Recently, a nonprofit in The Dalles expanded its work to help people struggling with addiction, thanks to funding from Measure 110. But barriers to help remain.

THE DALLES, Ore. — It was a crisp, bright morning in The Dalles, and two homeless people stood on a street corner next to a shopping cart filled clothes, blankets and a sleeping dog. Outreach worker Martin Rivas walked up to the pair, asking if they needed any help.

Rivas introduced himself as an engagement specialist with Bridges to Change, a nonprofit that operates in a number of Oregon communities.

“I’m here to help, man. I’m here to

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