Posted by MaryAnn Dalessi on Jun 07, 2017
Overview of Catholic Charities in Spokane.
We were privileged to have another exceptional speaker in Rob McCann with Catholic Charities this past week.  Rob spoke of the numerous projects underway to help house the homeless and also clarified many misconceptions with regard to the homeless versus panhandlers in the streets of Spokane.  Bottom line, NEVER give money to those you see begging on the street corners at heavy traffic areas.  None are homeless and are typically already receiving housing subsidies of some kind.  According to Ron, any money they get is used to buy drugs and alcohol.  The real take away, though, was knowing that Catholic Charities emphasis is to provide food and shelter to the homeless that need it most.  Truly, a remarkable organization.