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Consider giving to a Backpacks Program this holiday, Fight Child Hunger!
In Thurston County, give to Homeless Backpacks

Written on December 6, 2018 at 12:01 am, by

Credit: Homeless Backpacks – “Fight Child Hunger This Winter by Supporting a Backpack Program” “For the one in five children who live in poverty, the holidays can be less-than-jolly, because they rely on school lunch to meet some or all of their nutritional needs. “Over 12 million children experience food insecurity – and that doesn’tContinue Reading

Schoolhouse Washington Report: Homeless students suffer academically

Written on October 24, 2018 at 12:03 am, by

Credit:Schoolhouse Washington – “Washington’s homeless students face steep academic struggles” “The growing problem of students living with housing instability – no matter how and where they find a place to sleep – suffer academically, according to a new report from Schoolhouse Washington. The report’s findings could have a broad impact as the number of doubled-upContinue Reading

Yelm PD arrests active-duty military resident for firing shots at wife.
Rising crime, homelessness, addiction/substance abuse, poverty, & PTSD,
Yelm is no longer a small town – growth here requires a big city response!
Yelm’s council should address the city may now have a health crisis!

Written on September 24, 2018 at 12:03 am, by

– Editor’s note: After a Yelm active-duty military resident fired shots at his wife in a domestic dispute in a neighborhood with children, this should be a warning that Yelm may have a health crisis, as has been noted in other Thurston cities and in the county. This blog has covered the rapid rise ofContinue Reading

Comments on Yelm’s Homeless Task-force accepted thru Sept. 25

Written on September 17, 2018 at 12:01 am, by

– From Yelm Councilor Molly Carmody’s Facebook post “I submitted official language for a Homeless Task Force to be addressed at the 9/11 city council meeting [this issue postponed to September 25]. Note that this will be a FIRST READING. No action to take place. Citizens are welcome and encouraged to come and speak forContinue Reading

Kenny Peck “Homeless Children in Yelm” Benefit Concert, Sat, June 16, 8pm

Written on June 15, 2018 at 12:01 am, by

Photo courtesy: The Triad Theater Click here to purchase tickets.

In Thurston County News:
1. Thurston County in state-wide event for uplifting rural youth,
2. Thurston County Announces NEW County News Page,
3. Big Shoe raises $41,000 for county’s homeless students

Written on April 22, 2018 at 12:03 am, by

– “Rural Pathways to Prosperity Conference in Lacey” “Thurston County is participating in a state-wide event aimed at uplifting rural youth through economic opportunity” “The Rural Pathways to Prosperity Conference is one step local leaders are taking to help rural youth access opportunities to help them succeed economically. Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council, Washington StateContinue Reading

Thurston County’s 2018 homelessness increased “alarming” 43% over 2017

Written on March 30, 2018 at 12:03 am, by

– “Thurston County PIT census shows 43 percent increase in homeless population” “Thurston County has released the results of its 2018 Point in Time Count of Homeless People, which showed that the number of homeless people in the county has increased significantly. “On January 25, 2018, the day of the PIT census, 828 homeless peopleContinue Reading

Yelm’s homeless camp handling 4th most read story on The Olympian website,
Mayor Foster defends city’s actions, yet citizens voice “outrage” –
Has become another Yelm Public Relations misstep, city needs a P. R. firm

Written on February 5, 2018 at 8:18 am, by

– “Last week’s most read stories on The Olympian website” “4. Yelm cleanup of homeless camp sparks outrage on city Facebook page: Yelm officials cleaned up a homeless camp last week, then posted details about that work, including photos, on the city’s Facebook page. After those details and photos were posted, not everyone was pleased.Continue Reading

With the County’s Strategic Plan open for public comment,
The Olympian brilliantly reported on County Commission decision where
Homeless challenges are a cities issue, which was very short-sighted

Written on January 30, 2018 at 11:49 am, by

Story highlights * County Commissioner Edwards kicks the can to municipalities on homeless, * Commissioner very shortsighted on homeless issue – this is a county-wide challenge, * All of Thurston’s municipal, county gov’ts should be working together for solutions. * SE Thurston residents invited to open-to-the-public comment period in Rainier, Wed., Jan. 31, Rainier Sportsman’sContinue Reading

Yelm homeless clean-up P. R. mess spreads to Tacoma’s News-Tribune –
Mayor Foster says those concerned should address city council.
The time has come to convene a homeless policy task-force!

Written on January 30, 2018 at 12:01 am, by

Yelm homeless camp clean-up January 25, 2018. Photo credit: City of Yelm Government Facebook Story highlights * The Olympian reported Monday morning about Yelm homeless camp clean-up outrage, * Sister newspaper Tacoma News-Tribune picked-up the story Monday evening, * Both will have the details in their Tuesday print editions. * The City of Yelm GovernmentContinue Reading