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An undeveloped ball field in Everett’s Port Gardner neighborhood will remain that way after the city council voted to reject a planned housing development for students and their families.
When the coronavirus emerged in the U.S. this year, public health officials and advocates for the homeless feared the virus would rip through shelters and tent encampments, ravaging vulnerable people who often have chronic health issues.
SEATTLE – A homeless shelter built on Amazon’s perfectly manicured urban Seattle campus is a major civic contribution that pushes the company to face the crisis and criticism in the hometown it has rapidly transformed.
Last Monday, I received an advocacy alert from a faith-based group. It was deeply concerned that the Trump administration is again willing to use “religious liberty” as a code term to discriminate against LGBTQ persons who seek social services from faith-based agencies.
Spokane Valley residents will have a chance to get clean clothes, a shower, medical care, food and career help at the city’s second annual Homeless Connect event Friday.
The city announced a service provider for its proposed homeless shelter on East Sprague.
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 didn’t have the proper certifications. The decision has left several former customers across the state, including in Spokane Valley, without a job coach for vulnerable adults.
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 meters located throughout town.
Spokane’s annual homeless count got underway Thursday with a higher-tech upgrade the city hopes will yield better data.
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 with Catholic Charities of Spokane.
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 the aging facility on Stone Street, despite an acknowledgment that the city botched its recruitment process.
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.
Blessings Under the Bridge will continue to serve homeless under Interstate 90 in downtown Spokane
City officials and social workers said Monday that efforts in the housing campaign would inform future work to serve Spokane’s young homeless population.
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 find a new location within 120 days.
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 volume. And sometimes, she’ll start grunting and straining, making an odd noise that persists until her mother feeds her.
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 in January.
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. Without a replacement, the embattled center’s staff say they’re working without assurances of continued employment.
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 housing, rental assistance and homeless shelters, cover the 2016 fiscal year.
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 age and slow the growth of benefits for higher-income workers.