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A Warrior's Way founders, volunteers and friends gather for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new transitional 10-person home for veterans in the East Minnehaha neighborhood.

Kelso couple’s nonprofit helps Clark County homeless vets get back on their feet

A Warrior's Way founders, volunteers and friends gather for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new transitional 10-person home for veterans in the East Minnehaha neighborhood.

December 4, 2019, 6:01am Clark County News

A Kelso couple is close to realizing their dream of helping homeless veterans in Clark County get back on their feet. They just need to start moving people in — ideally before Christmas. Read story

Harney Heights: The inaugural Walk A Mile in Our Shoes event was organized by local homeless advocates and featured speeches, as well as a 1.5-mile walk to show the lack of transportation options and bathrooms available to the homeless.

Homeless advocates organize empathy event to show lack of services

Harney Heights: The inaugural Walk A Mile in Our Shoes event was organized by local homeless advocates and featured speeches, as well as a 1.5-mile walk to show the lack of transportation options and bathrooms available to the homeless.

November 2, 2019, 5:59am Community

Harney Heights — More than 100 advocates, service providers, community leaders and unhoused residents of Clark County came together in unity and support at an empathy-building event last month. 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

The Vancouver Navigation Center is seen in June.

Report: Open temporary bridge shelter at Vancouver Navigation Center

The Vancouver Navigation Center is seen in June.

October 27, 2019, 6:03am Clark County News

Opening a temporary bridge shelter at the Vancouver Navigation Center tops Alpha Project’s list of recommendations to improving the city’s response to homelessness, according to a report made available Friday. Read story

Susan Bahlmann of Vancouver, a volunteer with the local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, mops the floor at St. Paul Lutheran Church on Saturday morning. She and her husband moved from Utah earlier in the week.

Vancouver’s winter homeless shelters face shortage of volunteers

Susan Bahlmann of Vancouver, a volunteer with the local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, mops the floor at St. Paul Lutheran Church on Saturday morning. She and her husband moved from Utah earlier in the week.

October 20, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

As the volunteer-run Winter Hospitality Overflow shelter program enters its 17th season, it’s facing a shortage of volunteers. Read story

Bryan Swett of Nowland Floor Covering Inc. cleans a bedroom at Share House, the men's shelter in downtown Vancouver that's being renovated after water damage from a fire shuttered the shelter.

Repairs progress at Share House; no date for reopening

Bryan Swett of Nowland Floor Covering Inc. cleans a bedroom at Share House, the men's shelter in downtown Vancouver that's being renovated after water damage from a fire shuttered the shelter.

September 27, 2019, 7:51pm Clark County News

Renovation work is underway at Share House after it was damaged in a fire two months ago, but it seems the shelter’s reopening date has not been nailed down. Read story

As the county’s homeless population increases, some camp in unincorporated areas such as this wooded spot in Hazel Dell.

County moves toward policy clarifying, tightening response on homeless camps

As the county’s homeless population increases, some camp in unincorporated areas such as this wooded spot in Hazel Dell.

September 19, 2019, 9:55pm Clark County News

The Clark County Council is moving forward with creating a policy intended to clarify how the county responds to homeless encampments on public property. Read story

Vancouver City Council chambers.

Outreach work identifies biggest worry in Vancouver: homelessness

Vancouver City Council chambers.

September 16, 2019, 10:22pm Clark County News

Among the major issues facing Vancouver, residents are most worried about homelessness. Read story

Sally Butts of the Vancouver Bicycle Club checks her left for oncoming traffic before leaving Bike Clark County to pick up leftover produce from the Vancouver Farmers Market on Sunday.

Cyclists help donate thousands of pounds of food for homeless

Sally Butts of the Vancouver Bicycle Club checks her left for oncoming traffic before leaving Bike Clark County to pick up leftover produce from the Vancouver Farmers Market on Sunday.

September 15, 2019, 9:29pm Clark County News

As the group readied for its final ride of the year Sunday afternoon, Sally Butts relayed a rallying cry. Read story

Open House Ministries was given two neighboring properties at 12th and Jefferson streets in downtown Vancouver. The faith-based nonprofit said the land will be turned into a gravel parking lot.

Open House Ministries to use two downtown Vancouver parcels to address parking needs

Open House Ministries was given two neighboring properties at 12th and Jefferson streets in downtown Vancouver. The faith-based nonprofit said the land will be turned into a gravel parking lot.

September 7, 2019, 6:01am

Open House Ministries takes up an entire block on downtown Vancouver’s west edge and recently took steps to expand its footprint. Read story