Stories tagged: social services
Fri., Sept. 28, 2018, 5 a.m.
A company called Compass Career Solutions had its contract with the state to provide job training and coaching for clients with disabilities terminated in August, after state officials said workers …
UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 7:32 p.m.
The “Give Real Change” program launched last year has raised more than $15,000 to assist organizations providing assistance to the homeless. Residents can continue to give this summer at orange …
Fri., Jan. 26, 2018
Spokane’s annual homeless count got underway Thursday with a higher-tech upgrade the city hopes will yield better data.
Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 5 p.m.
Mallahan, who started with the city as an intern in the Office of Neighborhood Services in 2006, will leave City Hall at the beginning of next year for a position …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 11:13 p.m.
A majority of the Spokane City Council voted to award a new contract to the Martin Luther King Jr. Family Outreach Center on Monday night to take over operations of …
Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 9:53 a.m.
A Montana official says the deaths of eight children who were involved with Child and Family Services have been reported to the state this year.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 7:15 a.m.
Blessings Under the Bridge will continue to serve homeless under Interstate 90 in downtown Spokane
UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 10:26 p.m.
City officials and social workers said Monday that efforts in the housing campaign would inform future work to serve Spokane’s young homeless population.
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 …
Sun., April 9, 2017
After spate of high-profile Spokane child abuse cases, officials say help for stressed parents is available
Lately, 5-month-old Emma Ohnesorg has been exploring her full vocal range. One day, she’ll practice her pitch alternating between high and low screams and sounds. The next, it’s all about …
Fri., March 31, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
City leaders are accepting applications to run the East Central Community Center, beginning in 2018, through Monday. The existing operating nonprofit received a one-year contract extension from the City Council …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 10:21 p.m.
A six-month contract with the East Central Community Organization to run the neighborhood’s community center was rejected this week because of concerns about the effect on services and grant opportunities. …
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 5:41 p.m.
Spokane will receive nearly $3.8 million in federal funding to address homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Tuesday. The annual grants, which fund projects including transitional …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 11:18 a.m.
A senior Republican lawmaker wants to overhaul Social Security, the decades-old program that provides benefits to some 60 million retirees and disabled, with a plan to gradually increase the retirement …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 3:43 p.m.
A Rhode Island mother says she lost her child care voucher when the state’s new benefits computer system mistakenly changed the status of her four children from living to dead.
Fri., May 27, 2016, 6 p.m.
Two transitional living centers for domestic violence victims in Spokane will close the majority of their units due to a loss of federal funding.
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.
Thu., April 28, 2016, 6 p.m.
Under the new rules, a veteran must have served 180 days and received an honorable discharge, with some exceptions for injuries and disabilities sustained as a result of service, in …
Wed., April 13, 2016
The goal of Somebody Needs You is to match donors with the specific requests of needy Spokane residents.
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.
Wed., April 6, 2016, 3:51 p.m.
Chud Wendle will be the next executive director of the Hutton Settlement children’s home, the private nonprofit organization announced Tuesday.
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016, 10:23 a.m.
A suburban Detroit firefighter has paid off a struggling family’s electricity bill of more than $1,000 after responding to a call at their home.
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 1:20 p.m.
Pope Francis says any bishop who moves a suspected pedophile priest from parish to parish should resign.
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 11:39 a.m.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee wants to create a new state agency to deliver services to vulnerable children and families.
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016
Robert Faltermeyer, who guided care at Excelsior Youth Center for 34 years, is retiring at the end of February.
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 10:38 a.m.
Drug testing of North Carolina welfare recipients and applicants is now happening at social service offices in the state.
Tue., Feb. 9, 2016, 1:37 p.m.
Over the past few weeks, thousands of clipboard-toting volunteers have fanned out across some of the nation’s largest cities, tasked with a deceptively complex job: counting the number of homeless …
Thu., Feb. 4, 2016, 3:04 p.m.
Two of three teenage brothers accused of last week’s deadly shooting in the homeless encampment in Seattle known as “The Jungle” each have been charged as adults with two counts …
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 4:10 p.m.
The number of homeless students continues to grow statewide.
Mon., Jan. 25, 2016, 12:04 p.m.
The number of U.S. children victimized by abuse and neglect increased by nearly 3 percent in the latest annual reporting period, according to new federal data.