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Getting off the road: residents of the Walla Walla homeless encampment spread positivity

Getting off the road: residents of the Walla Walla homeless encampment spread positivity

Nick Maahs, Staff Reporter
March 2
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Inside the “Getting Off the Road Homeless” Campground, campers are gathered around their fires as the sun slips below the horizon and the temperature drops. A man slices potatoes into a pan, remarking on his hunger as they fall into a sizzling pool of crisco. A panorama of the camp. On right, at...

Homelessness in the 509

Homelessness in the 509

Nick Maahs, Staff Reporter
February 23
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

The Walla Walla homeless encampment sits atop a small plot of land cordoned off with chain link fence, wrapped in green tarp to provide privacy. Roughly 40-50 people currently live at the Getting Off the Road Homeless Campground, sleeping in tents. The refuge was established in August of last year on c...

Walla Walla Holds Voices of Youth Count

Andy Monserud, Investigative Director
September 8
Filed under NEWS

Walla Walla is participating in a nationwide study of youth homelessness led by the University of Chicago’s Chapin Hall Center for Children. The study’s supporters, including some Whitman students and alumni, hope that it will give Walla Walla a greater insight into the needs of its homeless population and how those needs can be served.

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STEP Women’s Shelter closing in December

STEP Women’s Shelter closing in December

Sara Platnick
October 22
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

The STEP Women’s Shelter is closing down at the end of the year after serving the Walla Walla community for almost six years.

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Letter to the Editor: Housing Alliance Consults With Community

September 30
Filed under Letter to the Editor, OPINION

To the Editor: In addition to legitimate differences of approach to the plight of increasing numbers of homeless in the Walla Walla area, it has often been claimed that those involved in the new Walla Walla Alliance for theHomeless failed to consult with existing officials and agencies working on...

Madison Park Center Exposes Divisions in Approaches to Homelessness

Madison Park Center Exposes Divisions in Approaches to Homelessness

Andy Monserud, News Writer
September 24
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

The Walla Walla Alliance for the Homeless expects to move forward with controversial plans to build a day center for Walla Walla’s homeless on Pine Street. Plans for the site, known as Madison Park, have angered some neighbors and received a lukewarm reception from others working to address homelessness in Walla Walla.

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Pio Radio Hour Eight

Natalie Berg
February 15
Filed under MEDIA

Today on the Pio Radio Hour: -An update about the Divest Whitman campaign from Natalie Berg. Read her story here: -A story about the prison rehabilitation process and the STAR Project, featuring interviews with former inmates, Senior Lecturer of Philosophy and General Studies Mitch Clearfield ...

Homelessness Activists Address Cold Weather

Homelessness Activists Address Cold Weather

Andy Monserud
February 20
Filed under Community, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

In the face of cold temperatures and heavy snowfall earlier this winter, homeless men and women in Walla Walla found themselves well cared for. Volunteers and community leaders converted the First Congregational Church on Palouse Avenue into an emergency warming center for the city's homeless. ...

Numbers in the news

Shelly Le
February 9
Filed under NEWS

671,888 Estimated number of people who experience homelessness in one given night. 1.6 million Estimated number of people nationwide who who use transitional housing or emergency shelters. 39 Percentage of homeless persons nationwide who are children under the age of 18. 300,000 Nu...

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