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Vancouver City Council approves $402K for modular shelters for homeless

January 12, 2022, 6:02am Clark County News

The Vancouver City Council unanimously approved the purchase of $402,105 worth of modular shelters Monday to prepare for two future Safe Stay Community sites. Read story

Clark County churches, nonprofits work to keep homeless out of the cold

December 30, 2021, 6:00am Churches & Religion

Uriah Schlosser, 33, has metal in his hip, wrist and jaw — remnants from surgery he had following a car accident. Now, freezing weather causes him severe pain. Read story

Vigil attendees hold candles and listen to speakers Tuesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church during a candlelight vigil honoring those who died while experiencing homelessness.

Clark County groups hold candlelight vigil to remember those lost to homelessness

Vigil attendees hold candles and listen to speakers Tuesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church during a candlelight vigil honoring those who died while experiencing homelessness.

December 22, 2021, 1:12pm Clark County News

On Tuesday night, Adam Kravitz stood in front of St. Paul Lutheran Church in downtown Vancouver with tears in his eyes. Read story

Homelessness Response Coordinator Jamie Spinelli talks with members of the media during a tour of the new Stay Safe Community on Tuesday.  The shelter, the first in a planned series, will accommodate up to 40 residents and will be operated by Outsiders Inn.

Safe Stay Community for homeless to open Dec. 23 in east Vancouver

Homelessness Response Coordinator Jamie Spinelli talks with members of the media during a tour of the new Stay Safe Community on Tuesday.  The shelter, the first in a planned series, will accommodate up to 40 residents and will be operated by Outsiders Inn.

December 21, 2021, 5:55pm Clark County News

Every night, Michael Iverson gets up intermittently to knock the rainwater puddles off the top of his tent. If he forgets, his tent floods. Read story

The Winter Hospitality Overflow operates emergency shelters at Vancouver's St. Andrew and St. Paul churches to help homeless people during the coldest months of the year. They accept donations such as food and blankets.

Clark County shelters prepare for likely winter weather this weekend

The Winter Hospitality Overflow operates emergency shelters at Vancouver's St. Andrew and St. Paul churches to help homeless people during the coldest months of the year. They accept donations such as food and blankets.

December 20, 2021, 5:27pm Clark County News

Southwest Washington may not wake to a white Christmas, but a white after-Christmas could be possible. Read story

Signs outside the Vancouver Navigation Center in March 2020 notify visitors of the closure due to COVID-19 concerns.

It’s official: Vancouver OKs sale of former Navigation Center to library

Signs outside the Vancouver Navigation Center in March 2020 notify visitors of the closure due to COVID-19 concerns.

December 7, 2021, 3:14pm Clark County News

The Vancouver City Council authorized the Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries’ purchase of the former Navigation Center on Monday, ending the city’s troubled relationship with that property. Read story

Sen. Murray, Vancouver Housing Authority discuss American Rescue Plan Act

December 2, 2021, 6:33pm Business

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., met with the Vancouver Housing Authority, local housing providers and federal housing relief recipients Thursday to discuss how the American Rescue Plan Act benefitted Clark County. Read story

Residents clear out their belongings from a homeless encampment in the North Image neighborhood Monday afternoon to comply with Vancouver's camping ordinance. According to the rule, there can't be unrestricted camping within 1,200 feet of Safe Stay Communities.

Helping homeless put down stakes in Vancouver’s first Safe Stay Community

Residents clear out their belongings from a homeless encampment in the North Image neighborhood Monday afternoon to comply with Vancouver's camping ordinance. According to the rule, there can't be unrestricted camping within 1,200 feet of Safe Stay Communities.

December 1, 2021, 6:03am Clark County News

City staff began clearing unsanctioned tents on Northeast 51st Circle on Monday in preparation for Vancouver’s first Safe Stay Community, which is set to open Dec. 23. Read story

Shelter client Tonya Johnson waits for the Satellite Overflow Shelter at Immanuel Lutheran Church to open on Nov. 19. Johnson grew up in Clark County. She attended Battle Ground High School and Clark College and was a special education teacher for more than 20 years. But a series of tragic events left her without a safety net. She's been living on the streets since August.

Satellite Overflow Shelter program helps Clark County homeless

Shelter client Tonya Johnson waits for the Satellite Overflow Shelter at Immanuel Lutheran Church to open on Nov. 19. Johnson grew up in Clark County. She attended Battle Ground High School and Clark College and was a special education teacher for more than 20 years. But a series of tragic events left her without a safety net. She's been living on the streets since August.

November 30, 2021, 6:01am Clark County Health

On a recent Friday night, a group of some 10 people experiencing homelessness huddled outside Immanuel Lutheran Church, waiting for someone to open the doors. It was drizzling, with temperatures dipping into the 30s. Read story

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Homeless camp structure burns in Hazel Dell; no injuries

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November 22, 2021, 6:41pm Clark County News

A structure at a homeless camp in the trees between northeast Hazel Dell and Interstate 5 burned down Monday afternoon, according to Clark County Fire District 6. Read story