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Vancouver resident Charles Hanset, at right, who marked two years of sobriety in June, volunteers by donating clothes and food to the homeless at the Vancouver Navigation Center, a homeless resource center.

For Vancouver man, every day is a chance to make a difference

Vancouver resident Charles Hanset, at right, who marked two years of sobriety in June, volunteers by donating clothes and food to the homeless at the Vancouver Navigation Center, a homeless resource center.

August 11, 2019, 6:02am Clark County Health

Charles Hanset was living another day that wasn’t supposed to be, which meant he had another chance to make a difference. So he stacked seven pizza boxes in the passenger seat of his station wagon. Read story

Two agencies awarded $421,860 to serve homeless youth

August 9, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

Two agencies in Clark County were awarded $421,860 to better serve homeless youth. Read story

The Vancouver Navigation Center is seen in June.

Vancouver officials discuss potential improvements to Navigation Center

The Vancouver Navigation Center is seen in June.

August 5, 2019, 9:32pm Clark County News

Though temperatures rose outside, cool heads prevailed Monday afternoon as Vancouver city councilors discussed ways to improve the Navigation Center with city staff. Read story

Woodland Action operations lead Tanya Rocha, left, and Mike O’Donnell of Woodland carry a table that O’Donnell is donating to Woodland Action. The thrift store and food bank is one of the few agencies in Woodland that provide services to the homeless, and volunteers at the center are worried that two proposed changes to city law on camping and panhandling could scare people away from using Woodland Action.

Woodland grapples with homelessness, two drafted camping ordinances

Woodland Action operations lead Tanya Rocha, left, and Mike O’Donnell of Woodland carry a table that O’Donnell is donating to Woodland Action. The thrift store and food bank is one of the few agencies in Woodland that provide services to the homeless, and volunteers at the center are worried that two proposed changes to city law on camping and panhandling could scare people away from using Woodland Action.

August 5, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

WOODLAND — A small community like Woodland isn’t a great place to be homeless, city officials acknowledge. But even though the city lacks services, those officials want to establish some rules. Read story

A high-efficiency particulate air filter is used to counter the water damage on the main floor of the Share House after a fire broke out in the building on July 30, 2019.

Fire at Share House displaces 58 homeless men

A high-efficiency particulate air filter is used to counter the water damage on the main floor of the Share House after a fire broke out in the building on July 30, 2019.

July 31, 2019, 4:45pm Clark County News

Fifty-eight homeless men were displaced by a small fire late Tuesday night at the men’s shelter in downtown Vancouver. Read story

Catya Ledezma, top right, paints two murals Friday afternoon on the Vancouver Navigation Center as part of the 2019 Summer of Murals celebration sponsored by the Clark County Mural Society.

Vancouver Navigation Center caught between expectations, reality

Catya Ledezma, top right, paints two murals Friday afternoon on the Vancouver Navigation Center as part of the 2019 Summer of Murals celebration sponsored by the Clark County Mural Society.

July 29, 2019, 6:04am Clark County News

When the Navigation Center opened its doors in November, it was “the biggest blessing,” said 51-year-old Danny Hessick, sitting in the shade of the center’s open-air courtyard on a sweltering Friday afternoon. Read story