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The Xchange Recovery Center in Ridgefield, seen in 2022, is expanding its services.

Bringing health care to the streets of Clark County

The Xchange Recovery Center in Ridgefield, seen in 2022, is expanding its services.

September 16, 2023, 6:03am Clark County Health

While residents experiencing homelessness and housing leaders recognize the issues preventing the unhoused from accessing health care, some have taken matters into their own hands and made care more accessible. Read story

A trash can shared between the public and people living at the Burnt Bridge Creek Trail camp in Vancouver overflows with garbage.

Clark Asks: What’s being done about trash in Clark County homeless camps?

A trash can shared between the public and people living at the Burnt Bridge Creek Trail camp in Vancouver overflows with garbage.

September 14, 2023, 6:07am Clark County Health

At the Burnt Bridge Creek Trail camp — one of the largest homeless camps in Vancouver — a single, modest-size trash can spills over with empty food containers and paper towels. The leftover food has attracted wasps. Read story

Members of Magenta Theater perform a song Tuesday at a NAMI Southwest Washington Suicide Prevention and Awareness Summit at the Clark County YMCA.

Shine the Light: Suicide Prevention & Awareness Summit strives to save lives

Members of Magenta Theater perform a song Tuesday at a NAMI Southwest Washington Suicide Prevention and Awareness Summit at the Clark County YMCA.

September 13, 2023, 7:29pm Clark County Health

A simple conversation can help save a life. Read story

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness month.

Southwest Washington chapter of National Alliance on Mental Health event tackles suicide, stigma

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness month.

September 12, 2023, 6:03am Clark County Health

Shine the Light aims to raise awareness, educate public Read story

People hold hands and form a link from Washington to Oregon during the Hands Across the Bridge event that celebrates those in any stage of addiction recovery.

Hands Across the Bridge event celebrates people in addiction recovery

People hold hands and form a link from Washington to Oregon during the Hands Across the Bridge event that celebrates those in any stage of addiction recovery.

September 4, 2023, 6:21pm Clark County Health

In the minutes leading up to noon on Monday, people from all walks of life stretched along the pedestrian walkway on the Interstate 5 Bridge, chatting amongst themselves or gazing into the water below. Read story

XChange Recovery received 10,000 socks to give out to people experiencing homelessness. Socks are one of the most needed items for people living outside.

XChange Recovery gives 10,000 pairs of socks to people living without homes

XChange Recovery received 10,000 socks to give out to people experiencing homelessness. Socks are one of the most needed items for people living outside.

September 2, 2023, 6:10am Clark County News

Jacqueline Alley trailed through an encampment in downtown Vancouver, peeking her head into various tents to chat to chat with people and provide them lunch. Read story

Photos of overdose victims fill a field during an Overdose Awareness Day event.

Overdose Awareness Day pays tribute to Clark County residents lost to drugs

Photos of overdose victims fill a field during an Overdose Awareness Day event.

September 2, 2023, 6:04am Clark County News

Dewy grass swished under people’s feet as they ambled through rows of cardboard signs exhibiting the lives lost to substances in Clark County. A soft drizzle kissed the printed faces of someone’s mother, father, daughter, son, friend, neighbor. On Thursday, community members, advocates and local leaders gathered in honor of Overdose… Read story

Jamie Spinelli chats in 2018 with a resident at Vancouver Community Library. Spinelli said patience and kindness toward those experiencing homelessness is paramount.

Clark Asks: How can you help someone who’s experiencing homelessness in Clark County?

Jamie Spinelli chats in 2018 with a resident at Vancouver Community Library. Spinelli said patience and kindness toward those experiencing homelessness is paramount.

August 31, 2023, 6:08am Clark County News

People pass by residents experiencing homelessness every day in Clark County, where at least 672 people live outside, according to the county’s 2023 Point-in-Time Count. Read story

The Columbia Gardens Apartments adds 124 units of affordable housing options for Vancouver residents.

East Vancouver gains more affordable housing with opening of Columbia Gardens

The Columbia Gardens Apartments adds 124 units of affordable housing options for Vancouver residents.

August 30, 2023, 6:08am Business

Chrischelle West wouldn’t want to live anywhere but the Columbia Gardens Apartments in east Vancouver. Read story

Society of St. Vincent de Paul to offer rental assistance

August 29, 2023, 5:55am Clark County News

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will begin accepting rent assistance applications at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Read story