Stories tagged: House of Charity
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017
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: Mon., July 10, 2017, 12:02 a.m.
Then and Now: House of Charity
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.
Spokane resumes full funding for 24/7 homeless shelters, including House of Charity
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.
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.
Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
‘Knock on wood’: House of Charity appears to have suppressed second norovirus outbreak
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.
12 sickened in second suspected norovirus outbreak at House of Charity
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.
Despite House of Charity’s extended hours, a few of Spokane’s homeless prefer sleeping outside
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.
Inmate cleanup crews target downtown Spokane viaducts, overpasses
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.
Mandatory overnight rule at Spokane’s Union Gospel Mission concerns some advocates for the homeless
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.
Norovirus outbreak winding down at House of Charity
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 …
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 6:09 p.m.
Norovirus outbreak nearly contained, House of Charity set to reopen
A norovirus outbreak that infected dozens of homeless people and staff at Spokane’s House of Charity this week has been largely contained.
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 5:03 p.m.
Norovirus outbreak stabilizing at House of Charity, Union Gospel Mission
Following a norovirus outbreak at the House of Charity over the weekend, health officials and shelter staff are working to get the doors back open.
Sun., Nov. 13, 2016, 4:39 p.m.
Spokane health officials say risk of norovirus spreading widely is ‘extremely low’
Following a norovirus outbreak this weekend in two downtown Spokane homeless shelters, public health officials are saying the risk of the general population acquiring the virus is “extremely low.”
Sat., Nov. 12, 2016, 6:16 p.m.
Suspected norovirus sickens dozens at the House of Charity
Two homeless shelters in downtown Spokane were under quarantine Saturday after more than 60 people got sick from a suspected norovirus outbreak.
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016
Community tackles homelessness
But the community is in the midst of a robust response to the problem of homelessness, and keeping the shelters open continuously is part of the plan.
Tue., Sept. 13, 2016, 5:38 p.m.
Video shows man shot at House of Charity begging officers to kill him
Spokane police on Tuesday released body camera and surveillance video from the fatal shooting April 28 outside the House of Charity, a shelter and drop-in center for homeless people.
Fri., July 15, 2016, 12:04 p.m.
Spokane County gives $50,000 to help House of Charity out of deficit
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.
Tue., June 21, 2016, 12:52 p.m.
House of Charity shooting ruled justified
The Spokane County Prosecutor has ruled a fatal officer involved shooting near the House of Charity on April 28 justified.
Sun., May 15, 2016
Editorial: Strengthen the grip on mental illness
Nobody wins when mentally ill people are not getting treatment. Jails and shelters are stressed. Public safety deteriorates. Downtown businesses must deal with people acting out.
Fri., May 6, 2016, 4:46 p.m.
City of Spokane to help fund House of Charity for round-the-clock homeless services
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.
Thu., May 5, 2016, 5:55 p.m.
Officers involved in House of Charity shooting identified
The Spokane Police Department has released the names of the three officers involved in the fatal shooting of a homeless man outside the House of Charity on April 28.
Fri., April 29, 2016, 12:44 p.m.
Bishop says improved funding for homeless shelter could have prevented police shooting
A lined sheet of white butcher paper takes up half the wall outside the House of Charity’s chapel. By mid-morning Friday, about a dozen people had written to say goodbye …
Thu., April 28, 2016, 8:09 p.m.
Man with knife shot dead by police at the House of Charity
A man is dead at the House of Charity after approaching police with a knife lodged in his body, urging officers to “kill me, kill me,” witnesses said.
Wed., April 6, 2016, 7 p.m.
House of Charity shortfall could close drop-in center during the daytime hours
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.
Fri., Jan. 1, 2016, 2 p.m.
‘Gentle spirit’ Ed McCarron retiring from House of Charity after decades serving the homeless
Ed McCarron once made his boss 45 minutes late for a dinner reservation. McCarron, the longtime director of Spokane’s House of Charity, was walking downtown to a restaurant with Catholic …
Thu., June 25, 2015
Volunteers bring ministry to House of Charity
Howard Riebe and Jim Sipes spend every Wednesday morning visiting with the guests at the House of Charity shelter at Pacific Avenue and Browne Street in downtown Spokane. They are …
Sat., Dec. 20, 2014
Homeless, supporters gather for 10th annual memorial
Don Juan Foster collected cans for money and often slept on a bench just off the Centennial Trail in Mission Park. The 55-year-old died after being hit by a car. …
Sun., Oct. 26, 2014
Police investigate attacks on Spokane’s homeless
William Faust was asleep when the beating began. A rock cracked down on his skull once, then again. The attacker kept hitting, not letting up until most of Faust’s clothing …
Sat., Aug. 2, 2014
City, Downtown Spokane Partnership campaign to target panhandling
As a round of cars passed Douglas Seibold and his crinkled cardboard sign that read “anything is nice?” at Division and Third, he finished the last of his late-morning beer …