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Finding shelter: A night with the women of Spokane’s Hope House

During a hot summer evening, women at Spokane’s Hope House shelter shared their thoughts, impressions and life experiences. The shelter is part of Spokane’s 24/7 network for homeless people, built …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 2:28 p.m.

3 stabbed at Seattle homeless shelter

Authorities say three men were stabbed in a homeless shelter in Seattle.


Thousands spend Christmas in shelters after Philippine storm

Thousands of villagers in the southern Philippines spent their Christmas morning in emergency shelters Monday as the region dealt with the aftermath of one of the deadliest storms to hit …


Rwanda offers to shelter African migrants abused in Libya

Rwanda is offering to host some, perhaps thousands, of the African migrants whose reported abuse in Libya has led to international expressions of revulsion.


Domestic abuse shelters for men help spotlight male victims

A Texas group has opened what’s believed to be only the second shelter in the U.S. exclusively for men who are victims of domestic violence, as advocates say more men …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 1:37 p.m.

Long lines form outside Florida shelter as Irma nears

Inside Palm Beach Gardens High School’s basketball gym, mattresses and sleeping bags were spread out on the floor Saturday for more than 3,000 people.


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Hurricanes knock down social barriers

This is not who we are on an average day. No, on an average day, especially in a city the size of Houston, one tends to live in isolation from …


Mattress store serves as cushy shelter for Harvey’s victims

Of all the places that have been turned into shelters for Hurricane Harvey victims – a megachurch, a ballpark, a gas station, a bowling alley, among them – the one …


Inside Houston shelter, a loud and sometimes chaotic night

With more guests than cots, some people slept on chairs or the floor. People hung towels and wet clothes on the base of the ceiling supports. Police officers guarded several …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 3:04 p.m.

Joel Osteen’s Houston megachurch opens doors as shelter

Joel Osteen opened his Houston megachurch to those seeking shelter from floodwaters Tuesday after social media critics slammed the televangelist for not offering to house people in need while Harvey …


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 …


Fundraiser gives Moscow shelter a ray of hope

In perhaps its greatest time of need, Sojourners’ Alliance in Moscow had “the biggest fundraising event in (its) history” this past month.


Union Gospel Mission to open new crisis shelter for women and children

The Union Gospel Mission later this month will open a new crisis shelter for women and children, replacing an old motel on East Sprague Avenue that the nonprofit has used …


City of Spokane expands operation of warming shelters, eyes more assistance for round-the-clock homeless care

The cost of running 24/7 emergency shelters in Spokane for homeless people comes out to about $1.4 million annually, Mayor David Condon said Tuesday. The city is moving some money …


New winter homeless shelter to open in downtown Portland

A temporary winter homeless shelter that can house 100 adults is scheduled to open in downtown Portland next month.


Shelter director who lied about euthanized dog fired

A shelter director who told the owners of a euthanized dog that the animal had been adopted has been fired.


ASPCA rescues 600 animals from no-kill shelter

One of the largest rescues of companion animals in the history of the ASPCA is being carried out in North Carolina, where 600 or more dogs, cats, horses and other …


Shelter for vulnerable children answers growing need in CdA

One by one the rooms are coming together with fresh paint, furniture and décor meant to comfort some of the most vulnerable children in the community. A girl’s bedroom is …


Domestic violence shelter set to open

Domestic violence victims fleeing abusive partners will have a new housing option next month when the YWCA opens a new confidential safe shelter in Spokane Valley. The YWCA already operates …


Union Gospel Mission opens center for women, children in CdA

Two women, both mothers in need of healing, have bonded at the start of a long journey toward recovery. They’re doing it from the refuge of the new Union Gospel …


North Idaho homeless get new warming center

Homeless people in North Idaho now have a place to stay warm every night of the week. Ground Force Manufacturing, a Post Falls company, is offering an unused warehouse as …


Traveling show features cats, dogs performing vaudeville acts

The Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is a testament to cats and dogs living in harmony – or to be precise, entertaining in harmony. The cast list: 12 cats, 10 dogs, …


Community help lets shelter reopen

After taking a two-month hiatus to raise money, a North Idaho nonprofit organization that shelters homeless families for up to 90 days will be back in business on Sunday. When …


To those needing shelter, Spokane Valley woman’s door is open

There is a home in a part of the Spokane Valley that has seen better days, a home where poor, forgotten people have found a safe place to rest along …


Lighthouse offers home, fresh start

When Ashlee Erickson got out of jail a couple of weeks ago, she had only the shorts and top she wore the day she was arrested last summer. There to …


Lighthouse of Hope a beacon for homeless women

When Ashlee Erickson got out of jail a couple of weeks ago, she had only the shorts and top she wore the day she was arrested last summer. There to …


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 …


Frigid temperatures will linger

Whipping winds, drifting snow and ice closed part of a highway and contributed to accidents around the Inland Northwest Sunday, and colder weather may be in store for the region. …