Acres of Hope

Teen kept her pageant interests quiet

Thirteen-year-old Claire Wright was never the beauty pageant type. “She grew up on a ranch with horses, cows, sheep and dirt,” said Claire’s mom Karen Wright. “She grew u ...

Non-profit hoping for way to save its program

A local program that helps drug-abused women get back on their feet could close. Officials at Acres of Hope, based in Applegate, said their tight budget forced them to lay off alm ...

Acres of Hope shelters, nurtures

If Acres of Hope shelter for women and children did not exist, one single mother resident knows where she would be. “If I weren’t here, I would probably be homeless,” Lindsa ...

Unique nonprofit struggling for help

Roxanne Espindola said she prayed and prayed to God to help her. The 31-year-old recovering alcoholic not only knew she needed help – she wanted it – but just couldn’t seem ...