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Catholic Charities plans $7.5 million in renovations for two residential properties

Cathedral Plaza, 1120 W. Sprague Ave., and the O’Malley Apartments, 707 E. Mission Ave., are getting complete renovations, including rehabs of all interior units.


Catholic Charities plans $7.5 million in renovations for two residential properties

Cathedral Plaza, 1120 W. Sprague Ave., and the O’Malley Apartments, 707 E. Mission Ave., are getting complete renovations, including rehabs of all interior units.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 8:06 p.m.

Crime is higher near downtown Spokane homeless shelter, and businesses are fed up

The relationship between business owners and the chronically homeless who spend much of their time in the six-block radius near Pacific Avenue and Division Street downtown has reached a boiling …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 10:56 p.m.

Business owner says she ‘feels targeted’ by Catholic Charities

The owner of a salon near the House of Charity homeless shelter in Spokane said she feels targeted by Catholic Charities, the organization that operates the shelter.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 9:19 a.m.

Catholic Charities refutes claims of lawlessness and building a ‘small army’ of homeless people

Catholic Charities, which runs the city’s largest homeless shelter and has built hundreds of permanent homes for chronically homeless people, aggressively pushed back against what it deemed “some very serious …


UPDATED: Mon., June 25, 2018, 5:58 p.m.

Premera giving $180,000 to Spokane housing charities

Premera Blue Cross is donating $180,000 to two Spokane nonprofits to provide housing and support for homeless families.


UPDATED: Mon., April 30, 2018, 5:58 p.m.

State approves funding for new Father Bach Haven structures in downtown Spokane

Nearly 1,000 affordable units were awarded state funding this week, with almost a quarter of them in the Spokane area.


With homelessness on the rise, Spokane organizations welcome federal dollars, fear state funds may be in peril

Nearly $4 million in federal funding was awarded to Spokane-area organizations Thursday, dollars aimed at ending homelessness at a time when the number of homeless people is on the rise …


Rising Strong gives troubled Spokane parents another chance to keep their children

The Rising Strong program is working to keep Spokane families together by providing a lift to parents struggling with drug addiction and other barriers.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 25, 2017, 7:26 p.m.

Volunteers provide a hot meal on a cold and snowy Christmas Day

A hot meal on Christmas started because Carl Perron and his former wife didn’t want seniors to get a frozen meal for Christmas.


Doctor and priest Stan Malnar brought compassion to mothers and families from births to deaths

Starting in 1989, Stan Malnar ran the maternity clinic at Sacred Heart serving low-income women, worked at Hospice of Spokane helping families say goodbye to loved ones, and spent his …


The Christmas Bureau started with generosity toward GI wounded in World War II

The newspaper clippings are faded and yellow, but their message is familiar. Christmas is coming and donations are needed to help some of our neighbors have a good holiday.


Community asked to help fund Christmas Bureau to provide toys, books for children

Every holiday season is full of traditions, whether it is family meals, ski trips or making snowmen in the front yard. At The Spokesman-Review, Catholic Charities and the Volunteers of …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 8:48 p.m.

New housing for the homeless to open at Donna Hanson Haven

Crews are still putting the finishing touches on the four-story building, the newest homeless housing to be built by Catholic Charities in Spokane. The organization’s staff gathered with community members …


Blessings Under the Bridge struggling after deal with city falls through

Spokane’s largest homeless outreach has moved amidst a disagreement with the city over how to provide services. The nonprofit was leasing space under the I-90 bridge until the city served …


The Dirt: $10M homeless housing project moves forward

Catholic Charities has been issued permits for more than $10 million in work to 76 units of housing for the chronically homeless in northwest Spokane.


Spokane does care about the homeless

Because the city is making an effort, it is also drawing attention and criticism. The frustrating aspect of this truism is that it tends to obscure the overall mission and …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 9:31 p.m.

Families take up residence at Pope Francis Haven

Twenty-four families have moved into Pope Francis Haven, Catholic Charities’ latest housing project for formerly homeless families.


Compassionate acts restore faith in humanity

If the measure of a society is how it treats the least among us, there are some hopeful signs close to home.


UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 10:26 p.m.

Spokane, local nonprofits reach goal to house more than 100 homeless teens, young adults

City officials and social workers said Monday that efforts in the housing campaign would inform future work to serve Spokane’s young homeless population.


UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 2:50 p.m.

Making houses homes: Spokane Life Scout collects more than 500 pieces of furniture for formerly homeless, low-income people

Cooper Cervelli, 13, has collected 562 pieces of furniture for the Catholic Charities Furniture Bank to help formerly homeless and low-income individuals furnish their new homes for his final project …


UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 10:52 p.m.

Working across faiths, three churches shift 200 beds for homeless families

Members of three churches did some heavy lifting Thursday evening, moving 200 bed frames and mattresses into a new 50-unit apartment building for homeless families in Spokane Valley.


Hundreds of units for Spokane’s homeless, in the forest

More than 300 units of affordable housing for the elderly, working and chronically homeless are coming up fast on property formerly owned by the Sisters of the Holy Names of …


Volunteers are setting up beds for new low-cost housing facility in Spokane Valley

Volunteers are setting up beds for new low-cost housing facility in Spokane Valley


UPDATED: Mon., July 17, 2017, 9:06 p.m.

Empire Health, Catholic Charities team up to keep Spokane kids out of foster care

Empire Health Foundation and Catholic Charities partner for a new program to keep kids out of foster care by supporting parents recovering from addiction.


UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 10:36 p.m.

Shawn Vestal: Homelessness is up, according to report, but that may not be a bad thing

Officially, Spokane’s homeless numbers went up significantly this year. Rob McCann thinks that’s great news.


UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 7:20 a.m.

Blessings Under the Bridge eviction notice puts spotlight on homelessness

When Lewis and Clark High School Principal Marybeth Smith drove down the alleys under Interstate 90 last week, she was surprised to find close to 50 homeless camps on or …


UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 10:42 p.m.

Spokane schools may change attendance boundaries in response to new housing developments near Spokane Falls Community College

Two new multifamily housing developments will likely prompt the first of many boundary changes for Spokane Public Schools.


UPDATED: Fri., April 14, 2017, 9:46 a.m.

Downtown Spokane Partnership joins call for keeping extended homeless shelter hours

The Downtown Spokane Partnership and Catholic Charities made a push for help funding extended hours at the House of Charity, which will have to close during the day and end …


UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 10:55 p.m.

200 more homeless face summer on the streets as House of Charity faces cash crunch

If local governments do nothing, Spokane County can expect to see 200 more homeless people on the streets every night.