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Workers from Ridgefield-based City Electric Co. started construction of the downtown Safe Stay community on Monday by excavating a space for a large utility cylinder.

Construction starts on downtown Vancouver Safe Stay site, though no opening date is set

Workers from Ridgefield-based City Electric Co. started construction of the downtown Safe Stay community on Monday by excavating a space for a large utility cylinder.

September 18, 2023, 3:54pm Clark County News

Work has begun for one of Vancouver’s newest temporary but supportive housing communities. Read story

Martha Petifer, left, puts a leash on her dog, Odyssey, while her partner Clint Austin watches at The Outpost Safe Stay Community, where she has lived since February. Petifer suffered a stroke and broken back in January.

For people in Clark County experiencing homelessness, health care can be out of reach

Martha Petifer, left, puts a leash on her dog, Odyssey, while her partner Clint Austin watches at The Outpost Safe Stay Community, where she has lived since February. Petifer suffered a stroke and broken back in January.

September 16, 2023, 6:05am Clark County Health

A numbness washed over Martha Petifer as she packed up her belongings after being evicted from her apartment. Read story

A trash can shared between the public and people living at the Burnt Bridge Creek Trail camp in Vancouver overflows with garbage.

Clark Asks: What’s being done about trash in Clark County homeless camps?

A trash can shared between the public and people living at the Burnt Bridge Creek Trail camp in Vancouver overflows with garbage.

September 14, 2023, 6:07am Clark County Health

At the Burnt Bridge Creek Trail camp — one of the largest homeless camps in Vancouver — a single, modest-size trash can spills over with empty food containers and paper towels. The leftover food has attracted wasps. Read story

James and Sabrina Thayer take a break with their dog, Corkscrew, in their Vancouver tiny home.

Once homeless, Vancouver couple find comfort, stability in tiny-home community

James and Sabrina Thayer take a break with their dog, Corkscrew, in their Vancouver tiny home.

September 7, 2023, 6:07am Clark County News

It’s always Christmastime at Sabrina and James Thayer’s tiny house in Vancouver. Read story

XChange Recovery received 10,000 socks to give out to people experiencing homelessness. Socks are one of the most needed items for people living outside.

XChange Recovery gives 10,000 pairs of socks to people living without homes

XChange Recovery received 10,000 socks to give out to people experiencing homelessness. Socks are one of the most needed items for people living outside.

September 2, 2023, 6:10am Clark County News

Jacqueline Alley trailed through an encampment in downtown Vancouver, peeking her head into various tents to chat to chat with people and provide them lunch. Read story

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