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Columbian Social Services, Demographics, Faith

Ginn Group and Columbia Non Profit Housing are partnering on a 69-unit senior housing project to be built in Vancouver&#039;s uptown area.

Low-income senior housing project slated for uptown Vancouver

Ginn Group and Columbia Non Profit Housing are partnering on a 69-unit senior housing project to be built in Vancouver&#039;s uptown area.

November 22, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

Private housing developer Ginn Group is embarking on its first income- and age-restricted housing project in Vancouver. A four-story building with 69 apartments is planned for the uptown area, between Esther and Daniels streets, just north of 15th Street. Read story

Caples Terrace, located at 505 Omaha Way, is a three-story residential building for homeless youth and youth aging out of foster care. Vancouver Housing Authority developed the project in partnership with architecture and engineering firm Otak and LMC Construction.

Vancouver Housing Authority to urge state to redefine affordable housing

Caples Terrace, located at 505 Omaha Way, is a three-story residential building for homeless youth and youth aging out of foster care. Vancouver Housing Authority developed the project in partnership with architecture and engineering firm Otak and LMC Construction.

November 21, 2019, 7:18pm Clark County News

Vancouver Housing Authority looks to change the state’s definition of affordable housing. Currently under state law affordable rental housing means costs (including utilities) do not exceed 30 percent of a household’s monthly income. Read story

Volunteer Mickey Thompson Giese helps patrons as she serves free Thanksgiving meals in Vancouver in 2016.

Five places for people to get free Thanksgiving meals in Clark County

Volunteer Mickey Thompson Giese helps patrons as she serves free Thanksgiving meals in Vancouver in 2016.

November 19, 2019, 5:50pm Clark County News

Groups around Clark County are making sure everyone can enjoy a festive Thanksgiving feast regardless of their ability to pay. Here are four places serving free meals to anyone who’s homeless, lonely or just hungry this holiday. Read story

An apartment complex flanks the Clark County Saddle Club&#039;s outdoor arena in Brush Prairie. The long-standing organization is moving farther north.

Census: Clark County is growing, but not every area on same tract

An apartment complex flanks the Clark County Saddle Club&#039;s outdoor arena in Brush Prairie. The long-standing organization is moving farther north.

November 17, 2019, 6:05am Business

A drive around Brush Prairie reveals it as a place with a dual persona. Horses graze in pastures across the street from tightly wound subdivisions. A weathered barn sits behind a sign advertising 39 acres as “sold.” An apartment complex flanks the Clark County Saddle Club’s outdoor arena, soon to… Read story

People come and go from the Vancouver Navigation Center in Vancouver.

Share to stop operating Vancouver Navigation Center

People come and go from the Vancouver Navigation Center in Vancouver.

November 1, 2019, 4:00pm Clark County News

Homeless service nonprofit Share will cease operating the Vancouver Navigation Center after January. Read story

Volunteers Teri Schlueter, center, and Roz Robinson pick fruit from the Bartlett pear trees on Aug. 31 at Omega Farms in Ridgefield. &quot;Just being out here and getting exercise -- you feel like you&#039;re doing good. It&#039;s something I&#039;ve never done before and it&#039;s a new experience. I would probably do it again,&quot; Robinson said.

Produce finds path to Clark County food pantries

Volunteers Teri Schlueter, center, and Roz Robinson pick fruit from the Bartlett pear trees on Aug. 31 at Omega Farms in Ridgefield. &quot;Just being out here and getting exercise -- you feel like you&#039;re doing good. It&#039;s something I&#039;ve never done before and it&#039;s a new experience. I would probably do it again,&quot; Robinson said.

October 27, 2019, 6:05am Clark County Life

What does it take to bring fresh ears of corn to a food pantry? Or ripe, juicy pears? Read story

Bahá’ís to celebrate messenger Báb’s birth at Vancouver event

October 24, 2019, 7:13pm Churches & Religion

Bahá’ís worldwide are celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of divine messenger the Báb. His birth is one of 11 holy days celebrated by Bahá’ís, a small number of whom reside in Clark County. They’re inviting the community to celebrate with them next week. Read story

Fire destroys cabin in rural Woodland

October 19, 2019, 4:46pm Clark County News

Fire destroyed a cabin Saturday morning in rural Woodland. Read story

Jane Robinson has been a volunteer with YWCA Clark County&#039;s CASA program for over a decade.

Court Appointed Special Advocate funding woes a ‘lose-lose’

Jane Robinson has been a volunteer with YWCA Clark County&#039;s CASA program for over a decade.

October 10, 2019, 8:20pm Clark County News

A program run by a local nonprofit that advocates on behalf of children is facing significant federal funding woes. Read story

Dean Cardiff, engagement specialist with Share House, cleans the newly replaced floors Monday afternoon shortly before residents were set to return to the shelter. The men's homeless shelter reopened Monday evening after nine weeks of being closed to repair fire and water damage.

9 weeks after fire, Share House reopening to residents

Dean Cardiff, engagement specialist with Share House, cleans the newly replaced floors Monday afternoon shortly before residents were set to return to the shelter. The men's homeless shelter reopened Monday evening after nine weeks of being closed to repair fire and water damage.

October 7, 2019, 6:26pm Clark County News

Share House Director Katie Louis was running around the men’s homeless shelter Monday afternoon, putting everything back in place. Read story