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Dawn to dawn services planned for Camp 99 amid safety concerns

KEZI spoke with a woman who used to live at Camp 99. She said she left last week due to "harsh" and "dangerous" living conditions.

Posted: Jan 2, 2019 7:09 PM
Updated: Jan 3, 2019 10:54 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Expanded dawn to dawn services are expected to be provided to campers at Camp 99 in Eugene next week.

KEZI 9 News spoke with a woman who used to live at the camp on Highway 99. She said she left last week due to "harsh" and "dangerous" living conditions.

That woman asked to remain anonymous. She said her biggest reason for leaving was drug use she observed at the camp.

"The drugs is the number one thing," she said. "I've been clean for four months on the 12th, and it was really hard, and I've seen a lot of people who were clean that fell back because of the drugs and the dealing."

She also claimed she was sexually assaulted at the camp last month and said other campers burned her tent to the ground.

The White Bird Clinic has set up temporary services at the camp. St. Vincent de Paul also plans on offering a dawn to dawn bed service next week.

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One camper told KEZI he doesn't plan on utilizing the service.

"I think it's wrong," camper Mickey Beaty said. "I don't think St. Vincent is the answer. It's the problem."

The anonymous woman said she also refuses to utilize the bed services. She said she's holding out for a place where she can feel safe.

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