Stories tagged: House of Charity
Sun., July 14, 2019, 4 a.m.
While Spokane County bans camping on public land, Valley leaders fear legal issues if they attempt the same
Camping on public land is now illegal in both the City of Spokane and Spokane County, but Spokane Valley leaders worry they won’t be able to enforce a camping law …
Tue., July 2, 2019, 5 a.m.
After two homeless shelters almost lost 100 beds for women and children, Spokane City Council approved $360,000 to restore most that were lost.
UPDATED: Sat., June 29, 2019, 8:37 p.m.
In a few weeks, Spokane will lose 100 shelter beds for women, children and families because the two shelters that serve those populations lost some of their funding.
Sat., Dec. 29, 2018
As a former model and long-time owner of downtown Spokane’s The Makeup Studio, Julie Farley knows a thing or two about putting your best face forward. But it’s not just …
Fri., Dec. 14, 2018
As the city’s temporary network of warming centers across the city grows and begins to fill up, many existing emergency shelters have had to turn people away or only have …
Thu., Nov. 29, 2018
Spokane City Council is poised to approve funding for 60 additional shelter beds, one of the first steps in a network of new or expanded warming shelters.
Sun., Nov. 11, 2018
The temperatures had just peaked above 40 degrees on Wednesday, boosted by the bright sun.
Thu., Sept. 6, 2018
Court rules people can’t be prosecuted for sleeping in streets; Spokane to review its own ordinances
After a federal appeals court ruled that prosecuting people for sleeping on the street when they can’t find shelter is unconstitutional, Spokane’s city officials are reviewing local ordinances that restrict …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 8:06 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Aug. 29, 2018
Shawn Vestal: Council pushback shows progress on how we handle ‘quasi-impossible’ problems around homelessness
If you enjoy euphemism, then you’ll love the language that has sprung up around the decision to put roughly 150 homeless people back on the streets until next summer.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 10:06 p.m.
City Council voted unanimously to solicit proposals from organizations that could operate overnight shelters nightly during the winter, not just when temperatures dipped below freezing.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 10:56 p.m.
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.
Wed., July 25, 2018, 5 a.m.
Around-the-clock staffing will end Sept. 1 at the downtown emergency shelter House of Charity, which has been put on life support multiple times by city funds since opening two years …
UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 10:03 p.m.
The city of Spokane has installed flashing lights at crosswalks near a cluster of downtown social service providers in an effort to reduce collisions and injuries to pedestrians.
UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018, 10:11 p.m.
A homeless man reported he was sexually assaulted by another homeless man in a downtown Starbucks earlier this year.
UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 1:23 p.m.
Spokane police have arrested a man in connection with Monday’s stabbing outside the House of Charity homeless shelter on West Pacific Avenue.
Mon., March 19, 2018, 2:46 p.m.
Spokane police were searching for a suspect Monday afternoon after a man was stabbed in front of the House of Charity homeless shelter on West Pacific Avenue.
Thu., Nov. 23, 2017
Growing up, “We got a basket every Thanksgiving,” recalls chef Thomas Morisette, who cooks a traditional holiday meal for 450 people on Thanksgiving.
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 6 a.m.
House of Charity has long been a men’s overnight shelter and day center for homeless adults, but with Spokane trying to provide 24/7 shelter services, it’s also taken on the …
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: Mon., July 10, 2017, 12:02 a.m.
Catholics in Spokane formed the Catholic Social Betterment League in 1912, bringing together people from eight parishes to tackle social needs. They wanted to feed the hungry, clothe the naked …
UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 7:56 p.m.
After months of pleading for funding from other government and private sources, Spokane has agreed to commit more than half a million dollars to fully fund a 24 hour shelter …
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 …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 8:10 p.m.
Norovirus is suspected of sickening a dozen people at the House of Charity, sparking concerns that a second wave of the vomit-inducing illness is sweeping through the downtown homeless shelter.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 10:34 p.m.
Jonita “Pink” Chavez spends her nights outside sleeping on a mattress beneath a metal awning at Second Avenue and Browne Street. During the day, she walks around under the nearby …
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 …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 5:20 p.m.
Some homeless people in Spokane are concerned about changes restricting access to services at the Union Gospel Mission men’s shelter, advocates for the homeless say.
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 …