Union County is a four hour drive from Portland, with a population under 27,000. The local economy is based on natural resources, ranching and forestry. Nestled between the Blue Mountains and Wallowa Mountains, Union County offers plenty of opportunity for year-round outdoor recreational activities, such as mountain biking, hiking, fishing & hunting, and skiing, etc.
Wallowa County is located in the far northeast corner of Oregon with about a five hour drive from Portland and a population of around 7,000. The largest employment sectors are healthcare and education, followed by agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining. Wallowa County is located within the Wallowa Mountains allowing for excellent opportunities to explore outdoor recreational activities. The county is the ancestral homeland of the Nez Perce, Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla peoples.
Projects for the course have included:
Union County Warming Station
Partners: Union County Local Community Advisory Committee, Union County Warming Station, Housing Matters of Union County
Chronic Pain and Depression Management/MAT Program
Partners: Wallowa County Local Community Advisory Committee, Winding Waters, Mountain View Medical Clinic, Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness, Motivations Fitness, The Vault Fitness, Wallowa Center for Youth Services
Student housing in La Grande has 4 bedrooms, and is located within one mile from Grande Ronde Hospital.
Student housing in Enterprise has 3 bedrooms, and is located within one mile of Winding Waters Clinic - Enterprise and 10 miles from Winding Waters Clinic - Joseph.