New Shelter For Young Adults Opens In Yakima Tuesday
A press release from Yakima Neighborhood Health Services says those who use the shelter will check-in at Rod’s House between 5pm and 7pm to have dinner. At 8pm they will be transported to Englewood Christian Church at 511 north 44th avenue to stay until morning.
Washington’s Homeless Population Grew Last Year
SEATTLE (AP) — Rough tallies of Washington's homeless population showed an increase in the number of people living outdoors or in shelters and transitional housing, despite efforts to reduce homelessness.
The Seattle Times reports that surveys conducted in five of the six most populous cou…
Amazon to Create Homeless Shelter at Seattle Headquarters
SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle nonprofit that converts unused buildings into temporary shelters for women, children and families who are homeless will have a permanent home at Amazon's new headquarters building.
Mary's Place said in a news release Wednesday that Amazon will donate over 47,0…
Paul Allen to Donate $30M to Permanent Housing for Homeless
SEATTLE (AP) — Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen will donate $30 million toward the development of a new housing facility for people who are homeless in Seattle.
The gift will help cover design and construction costs for Mercy Housing Northwest, a local nonprofit that will oper…
Yakima’s Homeless Might Have a New Place to Stay
Yakima's homeless could soon be able stay on an acre of land just east of town.
The Yakima City Council approved a new location Tuesday for a homeless encampment. The city-owned site is a one-acre lot east of Interstate 82 and next to the Yakima waste water treatment facility...
2 Men Charged With Raping Girls in Seattle Homeless Camps
SEATTLE (AP) — Two men have been charged with raping teenage girls at Seattle's homeless encampments.
The Seattle Times reports 27-year-old James J.A. Walker was arrested Saturday and charged Thursday with rape of a child he allegedly lured to his tent with the promise of drugs...
Body Found in Yakima River ID’d as Missing Man
YAKIMA (AP) — Officials have identified a body found in the Yakima River in southern Washington as a 25-year-old man who had been missing for several months.
The Yakima Herald-Republic reports Skyler Pourier's body was found Sunday. He is believed to have died around the time he was report…
Judge Rules Cleanups of Seattle Homeless Camps Can Continue
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge has decided not to impose restrictions on how Seattle and the state of Washington conduct cleanups of unauthorized homeless camps.
The Seattle Times reports two homeless people filed a lawsuit last month seeking a court order to halt the cleanups until officials i…

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