Stories tagged: Union Gospel Mission
Sun., July 14, 2019, 4 a.m.
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, 10:07 p.m.
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, 3 p.m.
A panel of social service providers and policy makers disagreed on the causes of homelessness and its solution Thursday.
UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019, 6:50 a.m.
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, 7:14 a.m.
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, 5 a.m.
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, 6:41 a.m.
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, 4:34 p.m.
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, 4 a.m.
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, 10:09 p.m.
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, 4:32 p.m.
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, 9:41 a.m.
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, 7:56 p.m.
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, 10:02 p.m.
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, 6 p.m.
Union Gospel Mission focuses on people who are ready to get sober and requires sobriety at their shelters.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 5:20 p.m.
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, 5:33 p.m.
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, 5:03 p.m.
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, 4:39 p.m.
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, 6:16 p.m.
Two homeless shelters in downtown Spokane were under quarantine Saturday after more than 60 people got sick from a suspected norovirus outbreak.
Fri., June 3, 2016, 7:05 p.m.
The Spokane City Council will vote on a $3.3 million contract Monday to extend Martin Luther King Jr. Way, after four years of stagnation. They may have to go to …
Wed., March 30, 2016
The Union Gospel Mission is eyeing a vacant nursing home in northeast Spokane for an expanded shelter for women and children.
Thu., April 30, 2015
Union Gospel Mission chef Derek Mobley runs a mixing paddle through his Swedish meatball sauce. He pauses, dips a spoon into the tilt skillet.
Sat., Aug. 2, 2014
As a round of cars passed Douglas Seibold and his crinkled cardboard sign that read “anything is nice?” at Division and Third, he finished the last of his late-morning beer …
Mon., Feb. 3, 2014
For a few hundred people in Spokane, Sunday’s Super Bowl was more than a chance to cheer their Seahawks to a decisive victory or puzzle over how their Broncos fell …
Mon., Aug. 12, 2013
Half the reason the Union Gospel Mission operates a used car lot and service center in Spokane Valley is to help cover the cost of its many service programs in …