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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, 8:37 p.m.

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, 11:24 a.m.

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, 3 p.m.

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, 9:07 p.m.

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, 11:41 a.m.

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 …


Catholic Charities plans $7.5 million in renovations for two residential properties

Cathedral Plaza, 1120 W. Sprague Ave., and the O’Malley Apartments, 707 E. Mission Ave., are getting complete renovations, including rehabs of all interior units.


Catholic Charities plans $7.5 million in renovations for two residential properties

Cathedral Plaza, 1120 W. Sprague Ave., and the O’Malley Apartments, 707 E. Mission Ave., are getting complete renovations, including rehabs of all interior units.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 8:06 p.m.

Crime is higher near downtown Spokane homeless shelter, and businesses are fed up

The relationship between business owners and the chronically homeless who spend much of their time in the six-block radius near Pacific Avenue and Division Street downtown has reached a boiling …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 10:56 p.m.

Business owner says she ‘feels targeted’ by Catholic Charities

The owner of a salon near the House of Charity homeless shelter in Spokane said she feels targeted by Catholic Charities, the organization that operates the shelter.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 9:19 a.m.

Catholic Charities refutes claims of lawlessness and building a ‘small army’ of homeless people

Catholic Charities, which runs the city’s largest homeless shelter and has built hundreds of permanent homes for chronically homeless people, aggressively pushed back against what it deemed “some very serious …


UPDATED: Mon., June 25, 2018, 5:58 p.m.

Premera giving $180,000 to Spokane housing charities

Premera Blue Cross is donating $180,000 to two Spokane nonprofits to provide housing and support for homeless families.


UPDATED: Mon., April 30, 2018, 5:58 p.m.

State approves funding for new Father Bach Haven structures in downtown Spokane

Nearly 1,000 affordable units were awarded state funding this week, with almost a quarter of them in the Spokane area.


With homelessness on the rise, Spokane organizations welcome federal dollars, fear state funds may be in peril

Nearly $4 million in federal funding was awarded to Spokane-area organizations Thursday, dollars aimed at ending homelessness at a time when the number of homeless people is on the rise …


Rising Strong gives troubled Spokane parents another chance to keep their children

The Rising Strong program is working to keep Spokane families together by providing a lift to parents struggling with drug addiction and other barriers.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 25, 2017, 7:26 p.m.

Volunteers provide a hot meal on a cold and snowy Christmas Day

A hot meal on Christmas started because Carl Perron and his former wife didn’t want seniors to get a frozen meal for Christmas.


Doctor and priest Stan Malnar brought compassion to mothers and families from births to deaths

Starting in 1989, Stan Malnar ran the maternity clinic at Sacred Heart serving low-income women, worked at Hospice of Spokane helping families say goodbye to loved ones, and spent his …


The Christmas Bureau started with generosity toward GI wounded in World War II

The newspaper clippings are faded and yellow, but their message is familiar. Christmas is coming and donations are needed to help some of our neighbors have a good holiday.


Community asked to help fund Christmas Bureau to provide toys, books for children

Every holiday season is full of traditions, whether it is family meals, ski trips or making snowmen in the front yard. At The Spokesman-Review, Catholic Charities and the Volunteers of …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 8:48 p.m.

New housing for the homeless to open at Donna Hanson Haven

Crews are still putting the finishing touches on the four-story building, the newest homeless housing to be built by Catholic Charities in Spokane. The organization’s staff gathered with community members …


Blessings Under the Bridge struggling after deal with city falls through

Spokane’s largest homeless outreach has moved amidst a disagreement with the city over how to provide services. The nonprofit was leasing space under the I-90 bridge until the city served …