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Students design hybrid coat, sleeping bag for homeless

The idea came to Kathy Braid’s students at West Valley City School after they volunteered at the House of Charity in December.


Homeless woman found shelter

It will never be known whether Kim Steel found a new direction in her life during Christmas week. The 42-year-old homeless woman with a history of substance abuse died Dec. …


Helping women take steps into new lives

Karen Fournier knows what it’s like to be homeless. The instability of a chaotic family life led to a series of bad choices. She started using drugs at 13, and …


City reins in panhandling

Panhandling in Spokane will be greatly restricted as a result of two new laws approved by the City Council on Monday night. One set of regulations will prohibit begging within …


Events spotlight homelessness, hunger

Take a look at America’s homeless: They are families with children, men and women with jobs that don’t pay enough, battered women, despondent veterans and people with mental illness or …


Hope House marks 10th year

Between her drug addiction and abusive relationships, Lee Ann Winters has made some bad decisions in her life. But after completing a 10-month prison sentence for drug possession in 2005, …


Reaching out to family in need

For families in need, there are government agencies, there are charities and then there are a few people like Eunice Morse – maybe too few. When a family sought refuge …


Social services worker honored

A social services worker was honored for his role in finding homes for about 260 of Spokane’s poorest residents displaced by downtown gentrification. The deeds of Bob Peeler, an employee …


Events put focus on region’s homeless

It was a day to draw attention to the plight of the hungry and homeless, a day for questioning whether everybody is doing their fair share to address the problem …


Waiting for winter

La Niña developing off the coast of Chile could bring moisture to a parched Inland Northwest this winter, more snow to area ski resorts – and higher energy bills to …


Grants to help homeless hitting target

For almost half a century the House of Charity offered overnight lodging to homeless men during the winter months. In the summer, though, a lack of funding forced the Catholic …