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Homelessness Activists Address Cold Weather

Homelessness Activists Address Cold Weather

Andy Monserud

February 20, 2014

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. ...

Nowhere to go: Homeless youth in Walla Walla have few resources available

Patricia Vanderbilt

February 9, 2012

"Sometimes I go by it, and I'll remember it and I'm like, I don't ever want to go back there." When Kirsten Ratliff passes by the Christian Aid Center on Birch Street, she recalls the months during her adolescence when the building was her only home. At age 11, Ratliff and her family lost their hou...

Walla Walla’s Christian Aid Center offers hope

Alethea Buchal

November 3, 2009

The Christian Aid Center, serving food to low-income and homeless people in the Walla Walla area, is just like a school cafeteria: serving the same plastic trays with the little squares for milk boxes and the typical mashed potato slop I had abandoned after middle school. By the time  Matt Manle...

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