ROSEBURG, Ore. -- An organization that has been fighting addiction in Douglas County for nearly a decade is shutting down.
Umpqua Partners For a Drug Free Future started in 2003, in response to growing concern about substance abuse.
The non-profit has worked to reduce underage drinking, prevent drug abuse and increase awareness about addiction.
Officials say that not everything is going to change.
Their Ramble for Recovery and medication disposal sites at several law enforcement agencies will stay up and running. Patti LaFreniere, the executive director of the organization, told KPIC News it doesn't mean many of the successful programs will stop. "Umpqua Partners is not an office, Umpqua Partners is this community," she said. "All of those things happen with or without funding because of the community coming together."
LaFreniere says the organization did not get a grant it needed to stay operational.