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UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 27, 2019

‘The system is working’ after capacity at Jewels Helping Hands grows, advocates say

The capacity of a warming center operated by Jewels Helping Hands has more than doubled after the city completed repairs to bring the building up to code on Tuesday. The …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 23, 2019

‘A warm bed’: After long line forms, 24/7 warming center opens in Spokane

The long-awaited Jewels Helping Hands warming center opened Saturday in Spokane to serve 30 people who waited in line most of the day to get a warm bed and good …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019

Warming center to finally open, but with limited capacity

Jewels Helping Hands will open a warming center for the homeless on Saturday, but with a capacity it says is far below the community’s need and a day later than …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

Warming center may not open Friday; city, nonprofit disagree on capacity, use of space

The opening date of a new warming center is in question as the city and its operator, Jewels Helping Hands, disagree on its capacity.


‘There are currently no obstacles’: New 24/7, ‘no barrier’ warming center set to open Friday

Jewels Helping Hands and the city of Spokane are hurrying to open a new warming center for the homeless before the weekend.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 11, 2019

City stays with Jewels Helping Hands to run warming shelter as staff reviews past criminal allegations

After a flurry of concerns were aired about the leaders of Jewels Helping Hands last week, the city announced on Monday it will stay the course with the nonprofit as …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 8, 2019

Jewels Helping Hands denies city request to vacate building for Spokane’s homeless as allegations swirl

“An additional serious concern related to the background of one of the nonprofit’s corporate officers has been raised to the city,” the city said Friday.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Spokane delays opening of warming shelter near Browne’s Addition to Nov. 22

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 …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019

Spokane agrees to buy building for warming shelter, hopes to open next month

The building at 527 S. Cannon St. should be open in the next two weeks to provide shelter to the city’s homeless. Jewels Helping Hands, a local nonprofit that provided …