Family Promise closes its doors

Family Promise of Washington County, a homeless shelter for families, has temporarily closed its doors but plans to reopen sometime in 2014.

You 'Can-Do' it

From the outside, it is just a house, nestled among many others in Washington’s West End.

Making summer special

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” – Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa

Organizations help families get back on their feet

Among the Washington County organizations working toward the difficult goal of ending homelessness are two nonprofit shelters and a community center. Their efforts give hope to homeless families with children, which make up more than a third of the homeless population, and provide them with shelter, programs and resources to help them regain their independence.

Public housing not necessarily an answer to homelessness

Before the Great Recession hit, the Washington County Housing Authority had vacant units in places such as Fredericktown, which many people would describe as off the beaten path.

Lack of transitional housing is a 'wake-up call'

The April 2010 fire at Avalon Court on Greene Street in Waynesburg that claimed two lives and displaced 41 others uncovered a harsh deficiency – the county lacked transitional housing for those affected by disaster.

Location, location, location: why the homeless may end up in Washington

If you’re headed down Interstate 79 or Route 19, you’re down on your luck and flat broke, and you need a place to stay and a meal, Washington is the last stop between Pittsburgh and Morgantown, W.Va.

Washington Christian Outreach ministers to those in need

All it took was one bag of clothes, and Jeanne Allender was off and running, answering God’s call to minister to those in need.

The story of a real Family Promise

Chrissy Guyton never pictured herself being evicted with two young children and another on the way. But that’s what happened to her in September 2011.

Circle Center offers the comforts of home

The Circle Center is a rather nondescript brick building on North Main Street in Washington, but for people with mental illness, it’s a thing of absolute beauty.

Family Promise: A home for families

Desi’s mom got up the courage to leave a relationship that was harmful to her and her daughter, but she had nowhere to live and no income.

Connect Inc. aims to reduce numbers of homeless

Throughout the 2000s, several pledges were made to end homelessness, including one by the National Alliance to End Homelessness called, “A Plan, Not A Dream: How to End Homelessness in Ten Years.”

A friend in need

Homelessness doesn’t discriminate.