Stories tagged: homeless shelter
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019
Organizers and city staff had hoped the building would be ready for occupancy at the end of this week or early next week, but a news release Thursday said additional …
Thu., Nov. 7, 2019
Amid protests and boos, the Las Vegas City Council voted Wednesday to ban homeless people from sleeping on some city streets - a controversial measure that critics have called a …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019
As Spokane prepares for what forecaster predict will be an unusually cold and snowy weekend, the Union Gospel Mission homeless shelter has suspended its drug and alcohol policies to allow …
Mon., Sept. 9, 2019
The Spokane City Council will weigh in on a contract with the Salvation Army to operate a new emergency homeless shelter – the location of which has yet to be …
Thu., July 25, 2019
The Spokane Valley Fire Department is encouraging residents to install carbon monoxide detectors in their homes.
Sun., July 14, 2019
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 …
Fri., Oct. 12, 2018
King County plans to turn a wing of the downtown Seattle jail into a shelter for homeless people, King County Executive Dow Constantine announced Thursday.
Mon., May 28, 2018
Around 1899, a VOA chapter started in Spokane, organizing their charitable activities where they could find space. The group offered religious services along with food and shelter.
Wed., Feb. 7, 2018
Drake made a surprise stop at a Florida homeless shelter for women and children, bringing a $50,000 check and toys and games for the kids.
Wed., Feb. 7, 2018
“Pole Road Joe” Cullen, a logger for 45 years, planned to open a downtown mission for lumberjacks called the Gospel of Grace Mission. “The men who follow the woods will …
Wed., June 14, 2017
A Washington city is getting ready to open a $2.1 million temperature-controlled outdoor homeless shelter.
Tue., April 25, 2017
It’s a homeless shelter that folds like an accordion: These WSU students think it’s perfect for Spokane
A team of architecture students at Washington State University has designed and built a portable homeless shelter that can be folded like an accordion into a variety of shapes and …
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017
In perhaps its greatest time of need, Sojourners’ Alliance in Moscow had “the biggest fundraising event in (its) history” this past month.
Sun., Nov. 13, 2016
Following a norovirus outbreak this weekend in two downtown Spokane homeless shelters, public health officials are saying the risk of the general population acquiring the virus is “extremely low.”
Fri., May 6, 2016
Sojourners’ Alliance, the only homeless shelter in north central Idaho, has lost federal funding needed to keep its doors open.
Wed., Oct. 9, 2013
One little girl’s kindness has inspired others to help a homeless shelter on the verge of closing. A month ago, the future appeared bleak for Truth Ministries Spokane, a shelter …
Thu., March 12, 2009
In a society dependent on philanthropic support for many of its social services, the last refuge for the poor is often the first to fall in hard times. This winter, …