IAF Northwest Media Coverage
5/8/18 - KATU 2 - Homelessness is a problem too big for any one person to solve. One group is leaving it up to faith. Pastor Craig Johnson is calling on churches to live out their values. He's the co-chair of the Metropolitan Alliance for Common Good Clackamas Housing Team and is a pastor at Christ Lutheran in Aurora.
5/8/18 -- Clackamas Review -- Housing team working with Clackamas County employees, interested community partners to create a pilot program. Everyone agrees that homelessness in the metro area is worsening, but consensus on a solution is difficult to achieve. Fortunately, the Metropolitan Alliance for Common Good Clackamas Housing Team is offering a solution of its own: hosting faith-based transitional shelters.
5/3/18 -- #ClackCoTV -- The Metropolitan Alliance for Common Good (MACG) held an event to promote a way that churches can become part of the solution to houselessness in Clackamas County.
April 25, 2018 -- The Spokesman-Review -- To create a Spokane-based mobile clinic, WSU has partnered with the Spokane Alliance, a group of roughly 30 churches, nonprofits and other community organizations. The alliance will have community forums and gather feedback from stakeholders through the end of the summer. Some ideas that already have been proposed are bringing the clinic, along with interpreters, to neighborhoods with a large number of Russian and Slavic residents, providing care around Spokane’s homeless shelters and treating people in rural areas of the county, said Dave Kovac, secretary for the Spokane Firefighters Union, a member of the alliance.
4/20/18 -- El Centinela -- El tema de los soñadores, nuestros jóvenes hispanos con el sueño de tener un futuro en este pais sigue vigente. Lideres de la comunidad como Alejandro Bautista de la Igelsia San Andrés, trabajan arduamente para que la comunidad no lo olvide.
1/14/18 -- Federal Way Mirror -- In its first year of operation, the Federal Way Day Center, which provides a place for homeless men and women to shower, do laundry and connect with resources, has served more than 1,000 clients...The center is a partnership between a variety of organizations, including St. Vincent de Paul, Sound Alliance, Catholic Community Services, Reach Out, the Federal Way Community Caregiving Network, Valley Cities Counseling, Multi-Service Center and community churches.
10/24/17 -- Portland Tribune -- "In Portland, the group Metropolitan Alliance for Common Good, known as MACG, has been hard at work pushing for more affordable housing."
July 18, 2017 -- City & State New York -- New York City has become a national leader in rethinking misdemeanor justice, but it is hardly alone in this effort. Through the MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge, dozens of cities across the country are reengineering their approaches to misdemeanor-level cases... Spokane, Washington is working to divert misdemeanor-level defendants struggling with mental illness to community-based treatment services.
7/1/17 -- The Spokesman-Review -- Police in Spokane may soon have a new place to take people with mental illnesses suspected of committing crimes besides jail or an overcrowded emergency room. The Spokane Regional Law and Justice Council this week voted to move forward with a plan to build a 16-bed mental health crisis stabilization facility in Spokane County sometime in 2018...The proposal was developed by the Spokane Alliance, which worked with the law and justice council and Smart Justice Spokane over the past three years to make it a priority.
6/23/17 -- KIRO 7 -- News coverage of the All in for Washington Campaign's statewide Day of Action to Prevent a Government Shutdown. The Sound Alliance was most represented at the Federal Way event which drew 80 people, especially showcasing our broad-base of unions and churches. Sound Alliance leader Shannon McCann's speech (Federal Way Education Association) is highlighted here.