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Josiah Rhodes of Vancouver, from left, comforts his four-legged friend, Molly, as she gets a free toenail trim from Christy Gifford of Humane Society for Southwest Washington during Project Homeless Connect Thursday morning at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Vancouver. Rhodes&rsquo; aunt, Cheri Rhodes, watches nearby. The event is the largest resource fair for homeless people in Clark County.

Point-in-Time Count: Annual survey of homeless people, resource fair give advocates way to reach those in need

Josiah Rhodes of Vancouver, from left, comforts his four-legged friend, Molly, as she gets a free toenail trim from Christy Gifford of Humane Society for Southwest Washington during Project Homeless Connect Thursday morning at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Vancouver. Rhodes&rsquo; aunt, Cheri Rhodes, watches nearby. The event is the largest resource fair for homeless people in Clark County.

January 25, 2024, 5:50pm Churches & Religion

The Point-in-Time Count, a federally required count of homeless people in each county across the United States, creates a database of thousands of rows of data. Read story

The Woodland East Mobile Park Homeowners Association meets Jan. 10 to figure out how to buy the land underneath their homes after rent increases over the past five years.

A lifeline for Woodland mobile home park residents? Groups step forward after reading Columbian’s story

The Woodland East Mobile Park Homeowners Association meets Jan. 10 to figure out how to buy the land underneath their homes after rent increases over the past five years.

January 25, 2024, 6:07am Business

Two investment groups have a plan to protect Woodland East Mobile Home Park residents from skyrocketing rents by building a new park in Woodland and selling it to residents. But they need the Woodland City Council’s help, they say. Read story

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Vancouver sinkhole that swallowed SUV wasn’t caused by weather

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January 22, 2024, 3:59pm Clark County News

The Washington Street sinkhole that partially swallowed an SUV early Saturday wasn’t connected to last week’s weather, according to the city of Vancouver’s Public Works department. Read story

The persistent freezing weather has led to a busy time for warming shelters. The icy conditions also thinned the ranks of volunteers and staff at the shelters.

Clark County shelters, nonprofits stretched to limit by cold

The persistent freezing weather has led to a busy time for warming shelters. The icy conditions also thinned the ranks of volunteers and staff at the shelters.

January 20, 2024, 6:05am Churches & Religion

As many people across Clark County struggled to leave home during this week’s icy conditions, people experiencing homelessness desperately sought to get indoors. They overwhelmed warming shelters as freezing temperatures persisted. Read story

Construction on Weaver Creek Commons, an affordable housing project with state and local funding, is expected in late 2024.

3 Clark County agencies to get $19M total to boost affordable housing

Construction on Weaver Creek Commons, an affordable housing project with state and local funding, is expected in late 2024.

January 18, 2024, 6:03pm Clark County News

Several Clark County agencies are the recipients of nearly $19 million in state funding to build more affordable housing. Read story

As part of their commitment to addressing the ongoing opoid crisis in Clark County, XChange Recovery is starting a Community Education night focused on supporting families impacted by addiction.

XChange Recovery hosts educational, supportive event for families impacted by substance use addiction

As part of their commitment to addressing the ongoing opoid crisis in Clark County, XChange Recovery is starting a Community Education night focused on supporting families impacted by addiction.

January 16, 2024, 6:08am Clark County Health

The Clark County nonprofit XChange Recovery is partnering with Vancouver’s Living Hope Church and Thrive2Survive to host its first Community Education Night, focused on supporting families impacted by substance use addictions. Read story

Attendees work on stamping their words of intention for 2024 onto keychains Jan. 3 at Couve Collective.

Couve Collective gathers strength: Vancouver nonprofit helps those experiencing homelessness, substance-use disorders, more

Attendees work on stamping their words of intention for 2024 onto keychains Jan. 3 at Couve Collective.

January 16, 2024, 6:07am Clark County News

Twinkle lights and soft couches create a cozy atmosphere inside a building on the edge of downtown Vancouver that houses the nonprofit Couve Collective. Read story

Woodland East Mobile Home Park resident Jim Schulze looks over the various rent increase notices he has received Wednesday in Woodland.

Rents have skyrocketed at Woodland East Mobile Home Park; now residents want to buy their park but are running out of time

Woodland East Mobile Home Park resident Jim Schulze looks over the various rent increase notices he has received Wednesday in Woodland.

January 13, 2024, 6:14am Business

Helplessness washed over Woodland East Mobile Home Park residents last fall as they watched the eviction of their neighbor, a woman in her mid-70s. Read story

Girlhood is an online platform started by two Camas High School students. It aims to be a safe space for young girls to share advice and their stories with one another.

Camas High School seniors’ website Girlhood aims to empower girls

Girlhood is an online platform started by two Camas High School students. It aims to be a safe space for young girls to share advice and their stories with one another.

January 12, 2024, 6:07am Clark County News

Mia Sugimoto sat in her local movie theater watching “Barbie” and felt inspired. As she looked around at those sitting in the other velvet seats, she was taken by the diversity of the other girls and women in the room. Read story

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No place to go: For homeless in Clark County, accessible restrooms are few and far between

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January 6, 2024, 6:14am Clark County News

When nature calls, maybe the nearest toilet is just down the hall. Or if you’re out and about, maybe you stop at a coffee shop. For people experiencing unsheltered homelessness, it’s not always so easy. Read story