Stories tagged: Catholic Charities
UPDATED: Mon., June 25, 2018, 5:58 p.m.
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.
Nearly 1,000 affordable units were awarded state funding this week, with almost a quarter of them in the Spokane area.
Fri., Jan. 12, 2018
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 …
Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 6 a.m.
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.
A hot meal on Christmas started because Carl Perron and his former wife didn’t want seniors to get a frozen meal for Christmas.
Mon., Dec. 25, 2017, 4 a.m.
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 …
Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 6 a.m.
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.
Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 5 a.m.
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.
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 …
Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 5 a.m.
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 …
Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
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.
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017
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.
Twenty-four families have moved into Pope Francis Haven, Catholic Charities’ latest housing project for formerly homeless families.
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017
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.
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.
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.
Wed., July 19, 2017, 8:20 p.m.
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 …
Wed., July 19, 2017, 12:20 p.m.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
If local governments do nothing, Spokane County can expect to see 200 more homeless people on the streets every night.
Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
Health officials said Tuesday that 22 patrons of the House of Charity have been evaluated for intestinal symptoms, with some testing positive for norovirus. But the downtown homeless shelter appears …
Sun., Jan. 15, 2017
The first phase of a big affordable housing project is cleared for construction just east of Spokane Falls Community College.
Fri., Dec. 23, 2016, 5 a.m.
Every time a bell rings – at least in the hallways at Catholic Charities – a homeless person gets a place to live. This year, that’s been 73 vigorous peals. …
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 2:41 p.m.
In the space of a week Gonzaga Prep students gathered more than 100,000 pounds of food. Wednesday they delivered some of that food to families throughout Spokane.
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 4:59 p.m.
The tents outside the House of Charity homeless shelter are down and routines are slowly returning, but some people infected by norovirus are still quarantined inside the building. “Things are …