Stories tagged: homelessness
Fri., June 9, 2017, 8:58 a.m.
The price of a private lunch with billionaire Warren Buffett may top several million dollars in an online auction to benefit a California homeless charity.
Thu., June 8, 2017, 5 a.m.
In the Google Maps image, you see him clearly: Sitting cross-legged on the sidewalk at the intersection of Division and Sharp, huddled behind a cardboard sign asking for help. Steven …
Tue., May 23, 2017, 11:27 a.m.
Crews are continuing to clear out a homeless encampment next to Interstate 90 in Seattle.
Sat., May 20, 2017, 5:09 a.m.
The Spokane area’s largest assisted-living facility is closing its doors to more than 100 residents with severe mental illness and complex medical problems, and social workers are scrambling to find …
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: Mon., May 15, 2017, 11:34 p.m.
Blessings Under the Bridge – the nonprofit organization that provides free meals under the Interstate 90 bridge every Wednesday evening – has been told by the city of Spokane to …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 9:58 a.m.
A King County sheriff’s deputy has been fired for squirting pepper spray on a water bottle belonging to a man who was living under a bridge east of Seattle.
UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 8:47 p.m.
Washington will help fight homelessness by trying to prevent wildfires in its northeast counties.
Wed., May 10, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
The city of Tacoma is considering suing the manufacturers of opioids such as OxyContin in its fight against homelessness.
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 10:44 p.m.
Lifetime Television was in town on Wednesday filming the first segment of a show called “Live it Forward,” which is hosted by “Highlander” star Adrian Paul and features Spokane’s Blessings …
UPDATED: Sun., March 5, 2017, 2:03 p.m.
Conditions at 2625 W. Bruneau Place, near Vista Way and Highway 395, have prompted the city of Kennewick to consider a new ordinance to gain some control over the situation.
Wed., March 1, 2017, 6 a.m.
Stephanie R. Meier was struck and killed on a snowy morning in March 2015 by a city wastewater truck. She was remembered by workers at local homeless shelters as a …
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 6 a.m.
For a week, outreach workers, employees with social service agencies and volunteers divvy up Multnomah County and walk streets and search parks to count homeless people.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 11:05 p.m.
Senator, homeless advocates disagree on how to tackle growing statewide problem.
Mon., Jan. 9, 2017
Donald Stamper prefers to sleep inside, but he doesn’t always have a choice. Stamper, who’s been homeless since March, has been battling frostbite on his foot since he waited outside …
Fri., Dec. 30, 2016, 5:30 a.m.
Inmates at the Geiger Correctional Facility have cleaned up hundreds of thousands of pounds of garbage over the past three years as part of a county-run grant program. They’re working …
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 3:32 p.m.
Businesses, nonprofits and government agencies are teaming up to host a “one-stop shop” for Spokane’s poor and homeless people.
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. …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 5 a.m.
It may have been cold last Saturday, but that didn’t matter to 500 people who formed a line curling beneath the Interstate 90 bridge waiting for a prime rib dinner …
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 5:57 p.m.
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Fri., Oct. 7, 2016, 6:35 a.m.
Catholic Charities is in the middle of an ambitious building blitz designed to end chronic homelessness in the region
Catholic Charities is in the middle of an ambitious building blitz aimed at ending chronic street homelessness in Spokane by 2020.
Tue., Sept. 27, 2016, 7 p.m.
A homeless outreach coordinator in Coeur d’Alene wants to build a village of tiny houses to serve as temporary crisis shelter for people who desire to emerge from homelessness. They …
Thu., Aug. 11, 2016, 12:16 p.m.
Tim Nyden hadn’t heard from his brother, Don, in 16 months. This time.
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 1:51 p.m.
A report prepared by the Spokane Regional Health District goes a long way toward quantifying what happens to people “downstream” of homelessness: worse health across many measures, from high blood …
Fri., July 15, 2016, 12:04 p.m.
The Spokane County Commission has voted to give $50,000 to help the House of Charity provide round-the-clock homeless services amid a major budget shortfall.
Wed., June 29, 2016, 3:27 p.m.
Robertson needs $700,000 to make the project a reality and to accomplish that, he’s looking for investors and donors who will commit to the project with monthly or one-time donations.
Tue., June 14, 2016, 3:21 p.m.
City’s new approach to helping homeless families has nearly eliminated the waiting list for that help.
Fri., May 6, 2016, 4:46 p.m.
City officials Thursday announced a commitment to fund the House of Charity as a round-the-clock emergency shelter for homeless people in Spokane starting in 2017.
Wed., April 6, 2016, 7 p.m.
Spokane’s largest drop-in center and shelter for homeless people may all but close its doors during the day without a significant infusion of cash from local government and private donors.