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With the COVID-19 pandemic prohibiting gatherings but increasing the need for services non-profits provide, the Women Helping Women Fund and the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery decided not to cancel their fundraisers but instead move them online. Amy Vega, from Vanessa Behan, and Heather Hamlin, executive director at WHWF, discussed their fundraising goals and online event plans at The Spokesman Review’s Northwest Passages book club Monday.
The shop allows children to look for gifts for their parents, while learning about budgeting with the help of an elf. The tradition now spans multiple generations.
Vanessa Behan is getting ready to open a new, larger facility in Spokane and the Spokane Aurora Northwest Rotary Club gifted the organization $10,000 to buy new furniture.
In 10 days, Vanessa Behan will open its third emergency child care facility since the nursery opened in 1987, tripling its capacity and furthering its mission to prevent childhood trauma in Spokane County, where rates of domestic violence and child abuse are the highest in the state.
The Avista Foundation has awarded a $300,000 grant to the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery that will help fund the organization’s growth initiative, Project Every Kid.
The $250,000 project at 1924 E. First Ave. will bring two, two-bedroom units to Spokane’s East Central neighborhood, replacing a home that was demolished in 2010.
Scott Erdmann played the par-5 18th at Indian Canyon twice in the pro-am earlier in the week and four times during the Rosauers Open Invitational. His scores: eagle, birdie, birdie, birdie, birdie and birdie. Erdmann’s fina two birdies came Sunday afternoon, the first helping him get into an all-Oregon three-man playoff and the second, roughly 30 minutes later, completing his improbable comeback to win the tournament.
The permits encompass most work for the construction of the 32,000-square-foot, 40-foot-tall building at 2230 E. Sprague Ave. The structure’s foundation was laid this fall.
Seated in her living room between the fireplace and a window to her backyard on the South Hill, Nina Elsee knits hats. Every day.
A large complex of apartment units will be built on the western edge of Spokane, just south of the Indian Canyon Golf Course, according to permits issued by the city
Work will begin soon on the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery on East Sprague Avenue, according to city permit data.
The pop-up shop, which benefits the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, opened on Nov. 24 and will remain open until Dec. 23. Santa Express is on the second floor of River Park Square Mall.
Thanks to a deal closed this month, a space once relegated to shopping carts and grocery aisles will provide future urgent care to youngsters in need.
The Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery needs another 60 volunteers for its 2017 Rosauers Open golf tournament fundraiser at Indian Canyon Golf Course. It’s the 30th tournament, said Vanessa Behan executive director Amy Vega.
About 20 Spokane Valley High School students arrived at the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery on Tuesday to install a playhouse they built.
When students at Spokane Valley High School began a class about early childhood education and pregnancy, they didn’t expect it to end with a playhouse project.
Tickets are on sale now for a new fundraising beer dinner to support the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery.
Santa Express is a just-for-kids holiday pop-up shop that raises money to help other kids in crisis nursery at Vanessa Behan.
On Saturday, Marcell Scott is selling some of his acrylic paintings to benefit TeamChild and Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery.
A new Washington law is forcing foster care providers to make a choice: get a flu shot or stop caring for children younger than 2 years old. At least 50 foster parents in Eastern Washington already have told the state Department of Social and Health Services they would rather relinquish their licenses to care for infants and toddlers than be vaccinated for flu.