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The Clark County Latino Youth Conference created infographics and other messaging about COVID-19 that's tailored toward the Spanish-speaking community.

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

The Clark County Latino Youth Conference created infographics and other messaging about COVID-19 that's tailored toward the Spanish-speaking community.

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

Tyler Taplin, left, and Chad Calhoun make their beds inside the Winter Hospitality Overflow Shelter at St. Paul Lutheran Church in December. Nearly 11,000 safe sleeps occurred at St. Paul or St. Andrew Lutheran Church last winter.

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

Tyler Taplin, left, and Chad Calhoun make their beds inside the Winter Hospitality Overflow Shelter at St. Paul Lutheran Church in December. Nearly 11,000 safe sleeps occurred at St. Paul or St. Andrew Lutheran Church last winter.

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… 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

Stephanie Haynes, partnerships and programs manager at the Vancouver Farmers Market, puts together a box of local goods for pickup at the market.

Higher food stamps caseload likely to linger in Clark County

Stephanie Haynes, partnerships and programs manager at the Vancouver Farmers Market, puts together a box of local goods for pickup at the market.

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

Abdullah Hariri, 7, left, helps collect meals for his family from treasurer Ahmad Qayoumi at the Islamic Society of Southwest Washington on Sunday evening. The local mosque is giving out to-go meals for Ramadan this year because of concerns about COVID-19.

Vancouver mosque offers meals to go for iftar

Abdullah Hariri, 7, left, helps collect meals for his family from treasurer Ahmad Qayoumi at the Islamic Society of Southwest Washington on Sunday evening. The local mosque is giving out to-go meals for Ramadan this year because of concerns about COVID-19.

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

Elizabeth Bell, who works as an individual provider in Vancouver, from left, waits to pick up food for a client as Nicholas Chandler, also of Vancouver, picks up food off a conveyer belt with the help of volunteer Maggie Bomber of St. Vincent de Paul Vancouver on Thursday morning. St. Vincent de Paul Vancouver has been one of the busiest food pantries during the pandemic.

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Elizabeth Bell, who works as an individual provider in Vancouver, from left, waits to pick up food for a client as Nicholas Chandler, also of Vancouver, picks up food off a conveyer belt with the help of volunteer Maggie Bomber of St. Vincent de Paul Vancouver on Thursday morning. St. Vincent de Paul Vancouver has been one of the busiest food pantries during the pandemic.

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

A line of customers snaking around the block waits to enter the West Seattle Farmers Market during its first opening in nearly two months because of the coronavirus outbreak Sunday, May 3, 2020, in Seattle. Farmers markets in Seattle were initially closed, but are reopening with guidelines that include fewer vendors allowed, a limited number of customers with a single direction of movement, additional hand washing and sanitizing stations and signs and markings urging customers to maintain distance from each other.

Vancouver Farmers Market offers online service

A line of customers snaking around the block waits to enter the West Seattle Farmers Market during its first opening in nearly two months because of the coronavirus outbreak Sunday, May 3, 2020, in Seattle. Farmers markets in Seattle were initially closed, but are reopening with guidelines that include fewer vendors allowed, a limited number of customers with a single direction of movement, additional hand washing and sanitizing stations and signs and markings urging customers to maintain distance from each other.

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

Linda Karschney volunteers Tuesday evening at the temporary homeless encampment outside Living Hope Church. Karschney is among several helpers from the congregation providing shelter, showers, snacks and restrooms to people without homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

Linda Karschney volunteers Tuesday evening at the temporary homeless encampment outside Living Hope Church. Karschney is among several helpers from the congregation providing shelter, showers, snacks and restrooms to people without homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

The Motel 6 at 221 N.E. Chkalov Drive in Vancouver has entered into a $608,880 contract to provide housing for homeless people impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

East Vancouver quarantine site rolls out homeless testing

The Motel 6 at 221 N.E. Chkalov Drive in Vancouver has entered into a $608,880 contract to provide housing for homeless people impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

May 5, 2020, 6:05am Clark County News

Unhoused people recently began staying at the Motel 6 quarantine and isolation site in east Vancouver as Clark County Public Health began rolling out a process to test homeless people for COVID-19. Read story

Anna Miller, owner of Sew-Op + Maker Space, sews face masks. Faith-based homeless service provider Open House Ministries is encouraging people to be thoughtful and kind during Giving Tuesday Now, a day of giving prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Giving Tuesday Now: A May spinoff of a holiday tradition in Clark County, globally

Anna Miller, owner of Sew-Op + Maker Space, sews face masks. Faith-based homeless service provider Open House Ministries is encouraging people to be thoughtful and kind during Giving Tuesday Now, a day of giving prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 3, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Some local charities are taking part in a day of philanthropy that may sound familiar. Read story