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OPEN HOUSE
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OPEN HOUSE

A Special Invitation for Businesses and Organizations Please join us at the end of your work-day or on your way home, to take a self-guided tour of our new building and learn what will take place inside. Thursday, October 25 4-6 pm  
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OPEN HOUSE
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OPEN HOUSE

Come join us at the open house for the new Center for Women and Children!   Sunday, September 23 2-5 pm Ceremony at 3 pm   Tour our beautiful new building for homeless women and children. We’ll also have activities for children and ice cream sundaes for everyone.   Stock the Pantry! You are welcome to bring a house-warming gift from the following list of current needs:   - non-perishable food items   - diapers   - toilet paper   - laundry pods   - paper towels
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Goal Achieved
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Goal Achieved

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 20, 2018 CAC Celebrates the Completion of its $4.85 Million Gift of Grace Campaign Walla Walla, Wash.—The Christian Aid Center (CAC) has reached its $4.85 million goal for the Gift of Grace campaign to build a center for homeless women and children. The new facility is currently under construction and slated to open its doors this June. Taking less than two years, this campaign owes its success to the investments of many individuals, foundations—including the highly regarded M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust—, businesses, local service clubs and organizations, and CAC’s seed money saved toward this new building. “We are so grateful to…
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Demo Day
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Demo Day

Please join us in the excitement of Demo Day—a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Center for Women and Children. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, September 26 at 5 pm, on Fourth and Birch streets. It will feature live music, free cake and root beer floats, Pineapple Pete’s shaved ice, fun activities for kids, and live demolition. There will be food trucks available for those who wish to purchase dinner. The new $4.85 million center is expected to open its doors in the Spring of 2018, and it is funded by the Gift of Grace campaign for homeless women and children.
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Gift of Grace "In the News"
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Gift of Grace "In the News"

Union Bulletin articles:    Published May 21, 2017:Christian Aid Center in final push for funds for new women's, children's shelter   Published May 25, 2017: Christian Aid Center’s new facility for women and children is needed  
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What REALLY Helps the Homeless
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What REALLY Helps the Homeless

This article was published in the Walla Walla Union Bulletin as a guest editorial on Sunday, October 9, 2016  With all the recent attention the subject of homelessness is getting in our community, I’m often asked what are some ways to help the homeless. So, as someone who has worked with this population for nearly 20 years at the Christian Aid Center, here are my suggestions on how you can REALLY help the homeless.   First of all, one of the best things you can do is to understand how they got there in the first place. In most cases,…
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New Wellness Clinic
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New Wellness Clinic

Henry* didn’t see much need in seeing the nurse in our clinic. He had just arrived at the shelter the day before and had healthcare available through the Veteran Affairs Hospital if he needed it. But fortunately, a staff member encouraged him to go—as is customary with new guests. While talking with the nurse, he started exhibiting the signs of a stroke and was immediately sent to the emergency room. After several days in the hospital, Henry recovered from the stroke and he is thankful for the quick thinking nurse who saved his life. In the past 12 months, the…
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