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Point in Time count finds more unsheltered people in Clark County

May 28, 2020, 6:01am Clark County News

Although a survey found that the overall number of homeless people dropped 4 percent this year in Clark County, it found more people living without shelter. Read story

St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Washougal offers first drive-in service

May 26, 2020, 6:05am Churches & Religion

WASHOUGAL — Posters that said “welcome to drive-in church” hung from the eaves of St. Matthew Lutheran Church and flapped in the wind. People pulled into the parking lot and sat on the trunks or hoods of their cars or set out lawn chairs as the 10:30 a.m. service was about to begin. Read story

Clark County groups help Hispanic, Latinx households affected by virus get aid

May 26, 2020, 6:03am Clark County Health

Local groups are using relief funds to help Hispanic and Latinx households impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

In Clark County, coronavirus pandemic shows that ‘housing is health care’

May 24, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Health

In a way, it’s still winter — at least when it comes to the seasonal shelter system. Some wintertime shelter facilities in Clark County remain open due to COVID-19. The Winter Hospitality Overflow shelter serving families at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Orchards is open but at reduced capacity to promote social distancing. Also, the nonprofit Outsiders Inn took over operating the men’s homeless shelter at St. Paul Lutheran Church… Read story

New calls for home-delivered meals for seniors tapering off in Clark County

May 23, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

New applications for Meals on Wheels People’s home-delivered meals for seniors are tapering off, similar to the trend that the Department of Social and Health Services is seeing with food stamps. Read story

Higher food stamps caseload likely to linger in Clark County

May 23, 2020, 6:01am Clark County News

More than one in 10 Clark County residents are using food stamps to help weather economic uncertainty during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Read story

Vancouver mosque offers meals to go for iftar

May 19, 2020, 6:05am Churches & Religion

As the sun inched toward the horizon Sunday evening, people drove to the Islamic Society of Southwest Washington to pick up to-go meals. Read story

Access to food evolving in Clark County during coronavirus crisisvideo icon

May 15, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Health

With finances strained for many families across Clark County, nonprofit groups are trying to get free emergency food to people who need it with mixed results. Some food pantries have experienced long lines during the COVID-19 pandemic and increased questions about access to food while others have seen fewer clients. Read story

Vancouver Farmers Market offers online service

May 12, 2020, 6:03am Clark County News

The Vancouver Farmers Market launched an online market where customers can purchase produce, meat, flowers and other local goods for curbside pickup on Sundays. Read story

Living Hope giving shelter at Vancouver’s first sanctioned homeless camp

May 7, 2020, 6:00am Churches & Religion

A new temporary camp next to Living Hope Church intended to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus is also Vancouver’s first sanctioned homeless camp. Read story