Stories tagged: house of charity
Mon., Feb. 24, 2020
What happens when a homeless person is tossed out of a shelter for violating the rules? Are they barred for life? Are other shelters made aware, and do they enact …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019
Poor people with family ties and support systems, even addicts who manage to maintain relationships, do not become homeless.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 28, 2019
Many of Spokane’s homeless shelters were operating at or above capacity Monday as a cold front brought the coldest temperatures of the year to the area and temporary warming shelters …
Fri., Oct. 18, 2019
Catholic Charities announced this week it has hired a four-person security team trained by Spokane police to increase safety around its properties.
Thu., Sept. 26, 2019
Councilwoman Kate Burke will introduce a proposal to offer homeless shelters a 100 percent credit credit on their water and sewer bills.
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 …
Tue., July 2, 2019
After two homeless shelters almost lost 100 beds for women and children, Spokane City Council approved $360,000 to restore most that were lost.
UPDATED: Sat., June 29, 2019
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.
Sat., Dec. 29, 2018
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 …
Fri., Dec. 14, 2018
As the city’s temporary network of warming centers across the city grows and begins to fill up, many existing emergency shelters have had to turn people away or only have …
Thu., Nov. 29, 2018
Spokane City Council is poised to approve funding for 60 additional shelter beds, one of the first steps in a network of new or expanded warming shelters.
Sun., Nov. 11, 2018
The temperatures had just peaked above 40 degrees on Wednesday, boosted by the bright sun.
Thu., Sept. 6, 2018
Court rules people can’t be prosecuted for sleeping in streets; Spokane to review its own ordinances
After a federal appeals court ruled that prosecuting people for sleeping on the street when they can’t find shelter is unconstitutional, Spokane’s city officials are reviewing local ordinances that restrict …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018
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 …
Wed., Aug. 29, 2018
Shawn Vestal: Council pushback shows progress on how we handle ‘quasi-impossible’ problems around homelessness
If you enjoy euphemism, then you’ll love the language that has sprung up around the decision to put roughly 150 homeless people back on the streets until next summer.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018
City Council voted unanimously to solicit proposals from organizations that could operate overnight shelters nightly during the winter, not just when temperatures dipped below freezing.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018
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.
Wed., July 25, 2018
Around-the-clock staffing will end Sept. 1 at the downtown emergency shelter House of Charity, which has been put on life support multiple times by city funds since opening two years …
UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018
The city of Spokane has installed flashing lights at crosswalks near a cluster of downtown social service providers in an effort to reduce collisions and injuries to pedestrians.
UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018
A homeless man reported he was sexually assaulted by another homeless man in a downtown Starbucks earlier this year.
UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018
Spokane police have arrested a man in connection with Monday’s stabbing outside the House of Charity homeless shelter on West Pacific Avenue.
Mon., March 19, 2018
Spokane police were searching for a suspect Monday afternoon after a man was stabbed in front of the House of Charity homeless shelter on West Pacific Avenue.
Thu., Nov. 23, 2017
Growing up, “We got a basket every Thanksgiving,” recalls chef Thomas Morisette, who cooks a traditional holiday meal for 450 people on Thanksgiving.
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017
House of Charity has long been a men’s overnight shelter and day center for homeless adults, but with Spokane trying to provide 24/7 shelter services, it’s also taken on the …
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017
Because the city is making an effort, it is also drawing attention and criticism. The frustrating aspect of this truism is that it tends to obscure the overall mission and …
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017
Catholics in Spokane formed the Catholic Social Betterment League in 1912, bringing together people from eight parishes to tackle social needs. They wanted to feed the hungry, clothe the naked …
UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017
After months of pleading for funding from other government and private sources, Spokane has agreed to commit more than half a million dollars to fully fund a 24 hour shelter …
UPDATED: Fri., April 14, 2017
The Downtown Spokane Partnership and Catholic Charities made a push for help funding extended hours at the House of Charity, which will have to close during the day and end …
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017
If local governments do nothing, Spokane County can expect to see 200 more homeless people on the streets every night.
Tue., Jan. 24, 2017
Health officials said Tuesday that 22 patrons of the House of Charity have been evaluated for intestinal symptoms, with some testing positive for norovirus. But the downtown homeless shelter appears …