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UPDATED: Fri., May 29, 2020

Catholic Charities, Gonzaga Prep partner to open family homeless shelter

After space constraints forced it to turn people away from its family warming center, Catholic Charities opened a larger, temporary homeless shelter at Gonzaga Prep on Friday.


Catholic Charities files preliminary application to build affordable-housing complex in northeast Spokane

Catholic Charities is moving forward with plans to build affordable-housing in northeast Spokane.


UPDATED: Mon., April 27, 2020

Front Lines: The staff at St. Anne’s cares for the children of health care workers

Linda Sullivan has worked in child care for decades but when St. Anne’s Child & Family Center opened in 2004, Sullivan truly found her home.


UPDATED: Fri., March 27, 2020

Catholic Charities in Spokane lays off 41 employees

Anticipating its revenue will fall precipitously, Catholic Charities of Eastern Washington has laid off dozens of employees.


Cancer Can’t seeks volunteer drivers: They can be the difference between life and death for patients

Every day, there are cancer patients in the Spokane area who need a ride to doctor appointments, radiation treatment or chemotherapy sessions. Cancer Can’t, one of the local organizations dedicated …


GU fans’ good works make Sin City better

One day before they planned to pack the Orleans Arena, several dozen Gonzaga fans were stuffing backpacks for refugees. They also toured a shelter for the homeless and the kitchen …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 10, 2020

‘They saved my best friend’: Clinic offers veterinary care for low-income, homeless pet owners

Homeless and low-income pet owners can now seek veterinary care for their animals downtown at the Veterinary Clinic at Donna Hanson Haven.


Mayor Nadine Woodward asks for patience as she works with providers to tackle homelessness

As both candidate and mayor, Nadine Woodward has signaled that “a hand up, not a hand out,” will be her guiding philosophy. But how Woodward will translate that slogan into …


Final warming center in city’s winter homeless plan opens

With the addition of a warming center for families coming online last week, the city’s comprehensive plan to expand shelter capacity through the winter is now complete.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019

City strikes deal with Catholic Charities for new affordable housing in northeast Spokane

The City Council approved on a proposed purchase and sale agreement for Gonzaga Family Haven, a new affordable housing project spearheaded by Catholic Charities.


Spokane City Council to consider land deal with Catholic Charities

The Spokane City Council will vote on a proposed purchase and sale agreement with Gonzaga Family Haven, a project spearheaded by Catholic Charities that looks to develop 72 units of …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ charity donates $5 million to Catholic Charities housing project

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ Day One Families Fund will donate $5 million to Catholic Charities of Eastern Washington to help fund its latest housing project for homeless families, it announced …


Rob McCann: True compassion from a community that cares

Winter will be here soon. It doesn’t matter how hot the rhetoric is when it’s snowing outside and you have nowhere to call home.


Catholic Charities adds security team with arrest authority to enhance safety around properties

Catholic Charities announced this week it has hired a four-person security team trained by Spokane police to increase safety around its properties.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019

Spokane moves closer to transferring land near Gonzaga Prep for affordable housing projects

The City Council approved a letter of intent on Monday that is the first step in transferring city-owned land for the development of an affordable housing project spearheaded by Catholic …


Catholic Charities, city to consider land deal to spur affordable housing project near Gonzaga Prep

The city of Spokane will consider selling five parcels of city-owned property to facilitate the development of 96 units of affordable housing under a partnership between Gonzaga University, Catholic Charities …


Catholic charities tested by abuse scandals, border crisis

For U.S. charities affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church, the past year has tested the resilience of their fundraisers and the loyalty of their donors in unprecedented fashion


While Spokane County bans camping on public land, Valley leaders fear legal issues if they attempt the same

Camping on public land is now illegal in both the City of Spokane and Spokane County, but Spokane Valley leaders worry they won’t be able to enforce a camping law …


UPDATED: Sat., June 29, 2019

Spokane to lose 100 shelter beds for women, children and families in July

In a few weeks, Spokane will lose 100 shelter beds for women, children and families because the two shelters that serve those populations lost some of their funding.


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019

Spokane Valley City Council denies Catholic Charities request to build low-income housing

Spokane Valley City Council denied a proposal to change city code by St. John Vianney Church that would have allowed Catholic Charities to build affordable senior housing.


UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019

Panel disagrees on approaches to Spokane’s homelessness problem

A panel of social service providers and policy makers disagreed on the causes of homelessness and its solution Thursday.


UPDATED: Sun., June 2, 2019

Church renews effort to build low-income housing; Spokane Valley neighbors object

Neighbors worried about traffic and views oppose a plan by St. John Vianney Church to develop multifamily housing on a site it purchased in 2009 at the northwest corner of …


Shawn Vestal: Catholic Charities takes heat for its low-barrier housing, but closer examination of Starbucks ‘patrons’ tells different story

Most days, a group of people gathers inside and out at the Starbucks coffee shop at Second and Division – one block from the gateway to the city off Interstate …


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019

Catholic Charities to build additional 51 units downtown for homeless

The building 9 E. First Ave. marks the eighth such development by Catholic Charities to help homeless people.


Lynn Everson provides safety and support through needle exchange program

For the past three decades, Lynn Everson has greeted society’s outcasts with a cookie, a clean needle and a welcome ear.


Julie Farley brings beauty to those who need a confidence boost

As a former model and long-time owner of downtown Spokane’s The Makeup Studio, Julie Farley knows a thing or two about putting your best face forward. But it’s not just …


Construction starts on Catholic Charities $4.48 million unit for homeless

Catholic Charities, which runs the city’s largest homeless shelter and has built hundreds of permanent homes for chronically homeless people, has started construction on a four-story, 51-unit building on the …


The Christmas Bureau opens this week. Here’s what you need to know.

Christmas is approaching, but the first day of the Christmas Bureau is approaching even faster. The doors of the bureau will swing open at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Spokane …


A few Santa’s helpers are still needed for the Christmas Bureau

Normally, volunteers fill the Christmas Bureau schedule months in advance, but the calendar is proving to be a bit of a challenge this year and volunteers are still needed for …


The Spokesman-Review’s Christmas Fund, which has raised over $16 million, begins its annual effort to raise money for toys and books for children

Holiday traditions are an important part of the season and The Spokesman-Review, Catholic Charities and the Volunteers of America are once again teaming up for their holiday tradition, offering food …