More than a glow: how OHRA helps homeless people in Ashland
It started as Options for Homeless Residents of Ashland, but the acronym became a name, and now most people just call it "Aura" (OHRA).
The organization has rolled out several different services for people homeless or nearly so in the Ashland area. And it took a big step up with a state grant from the "Turnkey Program" passed by the legislature, allowing OHRA to take over an Ashland motel as a shelter and headquarters.
It's a constant challenge meeting the needs of clients and bringing in the money for it. Cass Sinclair, OHRA's Executive Director, talks to us about the work and the progress.