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Response to Coronavirus Outbreak
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Response to Coronavirus Outbreak

Updated: March 17, 2020 at 12:45 pm   As we all navigate how to act in this unprecedented situation, at the Christian Aid Center we continue our unwavering commitment to the following: Serving the people experiencing homelessness with wisdom and compassion. Doing all we can within safety recommendations, to continue basic services. Keeping our valuable volunteers and staff safe, and minimizing their exposure to other individuals. Being good stewards of the resources provided by our community.   SERVICES: In response to the new information regarding the COVID-19 public health crisis, until further notice, our services have been restructured as follows:…
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Ernie's Story
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Ernie's Story

Ernie* is a quiet, thoughtful man who came to the Christian Aid Center after his relationship with his family fell apart.  He didn't have anywhere to go until a helpful stranger told him about our mission.  Ernie describes himself as "broke down."  When you talk with him, it's clear he is hurting deeply.  His leg shakes uncontrollably and he is tormented by nightmares--symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from serving in the Vietnam War.   Of the estimated 630,000 homeless people in America, about 67,500 are veterans--that's more than one out of 10.  Seventy-six percent are experiencing issues with…
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Elizabeth's Story
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Elizabeth's Story

Finding the Strength to Start Over “The Center changes lives…it gave me peace and a purpose.” Everything changed when Elizabeth looked up from her hospital bed to see the tear-stained faces of her two young children.  The look in their eyes as they saw how badly their mother had been beaten gave her the courage to leave an abusive relationship and stop drinking. Her alcohol abuse began years before, when her first relationship ended and her ex took custody of her kids. “I was pretty torn up because I had two older children and he took them — wouldn’t let…
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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, 2018 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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