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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

A sidewalk near the Share House Men's Shelter in downtown Vancouver was empty Thursday afternoon after being packed with tents.

Vancouver again removes homeless camp near Share House

A sidewalk near the Share House Men's Shelter in downtown Vancouver was empty Thursday afternoon after being packed with tents.

August 25, 2023, 6:37pm Clark County News

Only a few people from a downtown Vancouver homeless camp remained along the streets bordering the Share House Men’s Shelter on Thursday after city workers had finished a routine site cleanup. Read story

Lequoya Elliott prepares to hand out hundreds of backpacks full of school supplies. She also makes monthly visits to homeless camps and gives out hygiene kits, sleeping bags, blankets, flashlights and whatever else she can afford to buy with the money she's raised.

Clark County woman carries on mother’s legacy helping homeless people

Lequoya Elliott prepares to hand out hundreds of backpacks full of school supplies. She also makes monthly visits to homeless camps and gives out hygiene kits, sleeping bags, blankets, flashlights and whatever else she can afford to buy with the money she's raised.

August 24, 2023, 6:04am Clark County News

Lequoya Elliott describes herself as “the behind the scenes person” in the community. Read story

*LEADOPTION* Family Promise of Clark County executive director Shane Scalf, left, and case manager Niccole Fuller stand for a portrait. Scalf became the permanant executive director in June.

Family Promise of Clark County taps Shane Scalf as new executive director

*LEADOPTION* Family Promise of Clark County executive director Shane Scalf, left, and case manager Niccole Fuller stand for a portrait. Scalf became the permanant executive director in June.

August 19, 2023, 6:05am Clark County News

Family Promise of Clark County has a new leader. Shane Scalf was appointed executive director in June, leading the nonprofit that helps families out of homelessness through case management and shelter. Read story

Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle, center, and LSW architect Jacob DeNeui examine the redesigned bathroom at the men's shelter at St. Paul Lutheran Church.

St. Paul Lutheran Church’s shelter gains redesigned bathroom

Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle, center, and LSW architect Jacob DeNeui examine the redesigned bathroom at the men's shelter at St. Paul Lutheran Church.

August 16, 2023, 5:38pm Clark County News

Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle walked into a bathroom in downtown Vancouver last week and her jaw dropped slightly. Read story

Phillip Dick, who has been a volunteer at Living Hope Church for four years, takes a moment to rest while helping those in need at the church's cooling center. The facility featured air conditioning, water, fresh fruit, snacks and fudge bars for those looking to escape the heat.

‘What’s a cooling center?’: Many in Clark County in need have no idea facilities exist

Phillip Dick, who has been a volunteer at Living Hope Church for four years, takes a moment to rest while helping those in need at the church's cooling center. The facility featured air conditioning, water, fresh fruit, snacks and fudge bars for those looking to escape the heat.

August 16, 2023, 6:08am Clark County Health

J.P. Walmer spent the first day living outside chasing the shade to stay out of the 103-degree heat. Read story

WA homelessness group exposed sensitive data on kids, young adults

August 14, 2023, 6:03am Latest News

Some of the names belonged to young adults who were sleeping in their cars. Others were pregnant high schoolers. Some became homeless after fleeing domestic violence, or being kicked out of their homes. Read story

Cooling centers will open around Clark County next week as temperatures get into triple digits.

As hot weather approaches Clark County, resources ready for people who are unsheltered

Cooling centers will open around Clark County next week as temperatures get into triple digits.

August 12, 2023, 6:05am Clark County Health

With temperatures forecast in the triple digits early next week, Council for the Homeless has issued a severe hot weather alert for the emergency shelter system Sunday to Thursday. Read story

A four-legged friend waits to be seen at the free pet clinic during the Open House Ministries block party Thursday afternoon.

People, services connect during Vancouver resource fair

A four-legged friend waits to be seen at the free pet clinic during the Open House Ministries block party Thursday afternoon.

August 10, 2023, 5:39pm Clark County News

A line of people in downtown Vancouver held squirming cats and dogs awaiting veterinary care while nearby hairdressers brushed away freshly cut locks off people’s shoulders. A ball thrown by a young boy bull’s-eyes a large red button, and an Open House Ministries’ chaplain splashes into the dunk tank once… Read story

Sen. Patty Murray speaks at a roundtable on ending youth homelessness on Aug. 8. 2023.

WA Sen. Patty Murray proposes new grants to help prevent youth homelessness

Sen. Patty Murray speaks at a roundtable on ending youth homelessness on Aug. 8. 2023.

August 10, 2023, 7:44am Latest News

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., on Tuesday announced legislation that seeks to funnel more federal dollars to local programs that help prevent youth homelessness. Read story