Stories tagged: union gospel mission
Sun., Feb. 16, 2020
‘As for what we need?’ Housing, services and support, say those experiencing homelessness in Spokane
Spokane’s new mayor, Nadine Woodward, has pledged to embark on a new approach to homelessness that will begin with the formation of a work group. In anticipation of that community …
Sun., Jan. 19, 2020
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 …
Sun., Dec. 29, 2019
The mayor used his veto power 10 times during his eight years in office, by far the most of any elected official who’s held that position since 2001. Condon would …
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 …
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 …
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 …
UPDATED: Sat., June 29, 2019
Kevin Schmeider sponsored the team through his hardwood flooring business, which he started after he and his wife climbed their way out of homelessness and drug addiction.
UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019
A panel of social service providers and policy makers disagreed on the causes of homelessness and its solution Thursday.
UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019
The Spokane City Council reversed course Monday and approved a land deal with Union Gospel Mission that had been shelved regarding concerns that the city had negotiated a one-sided deal …
UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019
The Spokane City Council backed out of a land deal with Union Gospel Mission after the public, and council members said they were concerned the city had made an unfair …
Sun., April 21, 2019
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: Thu., April 11, 2019
The Spokane City Council delayed a land deal with Union Gospel Mission over concerns that the city may have made a one-sided deal with an organization that does not hire …
UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019
The Hunger Run organized by the Union Gospel Mission and Second Harvest has gone to the professionals this year. The fundraiser event will be overseen by Negative Split, a local …
Mon., Feb. 4, 2019
Thanks to Marie Kondo, there’s been a whirlwind of donations to Spokane thrift stores, even during winter months that usually are slow.
Mon., Jan. 14, 2019
For many people experiencing homelessness or poverty, having a pet is a need for survival not a luxury, but finding a safe place to sleep that accepts pets, affordable veterinary …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018
Police arrested an apparently homeless man from Utah Tuesday who is suspected of randomly stabbing three people, sending two to the hospital with serious injuries.
Wed., March 14, 2018
Pets can help calm their owners and reduce stress. That can be key for people who are living in poverty, say volunteers who run a low-cost vet clinic out of …
Thu., Nov. 23, 2017
For eight years, Spokane Public Facilities District CEO Kevin Twohig has volunteered with his family and hundreds of other helpers providing the Union Gospel Mission’s City-Wide Thanksgiving Dinner.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017
A bisexual Christian man is suing Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission after it refused to hire him as an attorney because of his sexual orientation.
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017
Some social service organizations define loving their homeless neighbors as providing those neighbors with everything they need to survive on the streets. I respectfully challenge that definition.
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017
When Ron Hauenstein started volunteering at the Union Gospel Mission’s shelter for homeless women in 2008, he had an encounter that would change his life. Hauenstein had stopped at the …
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017
Police discovered an AK-47 assault rifle in the car of man arrested Thursday after a short chase just to the east of downtown Spokane.
UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017
A man who brandished an assault rifle outside the Union Gospel Mission Thursday afternoon was arrested after a brief chase with police.
Sat., March 4, 2017
Union Gospel Mission focuses on people who are ready to get sober and requires sobriety at their shelters.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016
Some homeless people in Spokane are concerned about changes restricting access to services at the Union Gospel Mission men’s shelter, advocates for the homeless say.
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016
The Union Gospel Mission later this month will open a new crisis shelter for women and children, replacing an old motel on East Sprague Avenue that the nonprofit has used …
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016
Following a norovirus outbreak at the House of Charity over the weekend, health officials and shelter staff are working to get the doors back open.
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.”
Sat., Nov. 12, 2016
Two homeless shelters in downtown Spokane were under quarantine Saturday after more than 60 people got sick from a suspected norovirus outbreak.