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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

The Olympian: “Yelm cleanup of homeless camp sparks outrage” –
Mayor Foster says those concerned should address city council!

Written on January 29, 2018 at 11:07 am, by

Yelm homeless camp clean-up January 25, 2018. Photo credit: City of Yelm Government Facebook – UPDATE: Jan. 29, 2018, 5:20pm “Foster said it is hard to engage in a rational discussion online.” He encouraged those concerned about the cleanup to call the city directly or to attend a Yelm City Council meeting.” Read more nowContinue Reading

Providing a Tiny House for a Homeless Person in Your Backyard –
Report: U. S. homeless populations rises for 1st time since 2010

Written on December 19, 2017 at 12:01 am, by

“At last count, there were 11,643 people experiencing homelessness in Seattle and surrounding King County.” Photo by Gaelen Kelly. – Editor’s note: Perhaps one day, Yelm will allow something like this to be done here! – “Would You Put a Tiny House for a Homeless Person in Your Backyard?” “Because two Seattle homeowners were willingContinue Reading

Homelessness on the West Coast soars in numbers, includes Yelm

Written on November 28, 2017 at 12:01 am, by

Homeless in Tacoma: A City Club of Tacoma Program Photo credit: The Pierce Progressive, The News Tribune Photo Essay by Matt Driscoll – Editor’s note: The Yelm city council was recently briefed by Chief Stancil on mitigating homelessness here in Yelm. And the issue of children in homeless families attending Yelm Community Schools has beenContinue Reading

Commissioner Edwards: Homelessness a municipal issue, not the county’s –
Olympia Mayor Cheryl Selby believes homelessness needs a regional solution.

Written on August 13, 2017 at 12:01 am, by

County Commissioners John Hutchings, Gary Edwards, Bud Blake Photo credit: Steve Bloom, The Olympian – Story highlights: * Thurston County Commissioners opt out asking voters for affordable housing sales tax, * Commissioner Gary Edwards says this is a municipal issue, not a rural (county) issue, * Edwards should ask the Yelm Community Schools about theirContinue Reading

“I Count Thurston’ Homeless Survey, January 26 –
Locally in Yelm, Rainier, Tenino

Written on January 24, 2017 at 12:06 am, by

– From Jessica Caldwell, I Count Thurston PIT Coordinator and Rural Community Connect Events Lead: Every year Thurston County is responsible for the Point-in-Time [PIT] Homeless Survey to create an annual report that represents those living in sub-standard living conditions or experiencing homelessness. The I Count Thurston team will be training over 100 volunteers toContinue Reading

Thurston County Homeless Census results

Written on February 27, 2016 at 6:35 am, by

– From the 2016 Happy Faces: Count and Connect Campaign. “Together with your support we were able to organize and facilitate a successful census and connect with our neighbors in need. It’s hard to use the term ‘success’ when discussing anything related to homelessness and the individuals and families who face it every day, butContinue Reading

Homeless children aided by Folk Fest – Sunday, Feb. 21

Written on February 19, 2016 at 8:22 am, by

Photo courtesy: Entertainment Explosion – A Really Big Shoe 10 – Folk Fest Sunday February 21 at 2:00 p.m. at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts [Olympia] Entertainment Explosion will present the 10th annual Really Big Shoe – “Folk Fest.” Proceeds from this entertaining afternoon are distributed to local school districts and CYS (sic)Continue Reading