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Homelessness

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  • Host of workers, volunteers helping in the extreme cold

    Host of workers, volunteers helping in the extreme cold
    Baltimore will be colder than nearly all of Alaska on Friday. The National Weather Service reports temperatures will start near zero and aren't expected to rise above 15 degrees, with wind chills as low as minus-17 degrees. In Alaska, the high Friday...
  • Party: Chocolate Affair

    Party: Chocolate Affair
    Chocolate is normally associated with the end of a meal. But for 900 folks who paid $200 a ticket, they had chocolate in the hors d'oeuvres, chocolate in the entree and chocolate for dessert. After all, this was Healthcare for the Homeless' annual...
  • L.A. may take a new tack against personal items left on sidewalks

    L.A. may take a new tack against personal items left on sidewalks
    Los Angeles officials are taking a new run at the politically sensitive issue of clearing sidewalks of personal possessions left unattended by the homeless, without running afoul of court rulings. A proposed ordinance making its way to the full City...
  • Volunteers hit Broward streets to count the homeless

    Volunteers hit Broward streets to count the homeless
    Volunteers wielding clipboards and questionnaires fanned out across Broward County on Tuesday, visiting public parks, downtown alleyways and feeding centers as part of a three-day effort to count the estimated thousands of homeless men and women living in...
  • Young homeless get help from those who've walked in their shoes

    Young homeless get help from those who've walked in their shoes
    Milton Chalmers can't see the Chicago skyline from his modest bedding underneath the iron framework of Lower Wacker, but it doesn't stop him from thinking there's a place for him beyond Skid Row. "I want to be in the Army," said Chalmers, 21, who has...
  • Supporters, opponents line up on proposed BEDS center

    BEDS Plus encountered stiff opposition as well as strong support for plans to build a center serving the homeless in northeast La Grange at the first hearing Feb. 10. The nonprofit, privately funded agency proposes to relocate its offices and day...
  • Ventura faith community condemns recent attacks on homeless

    Ventura faith community condemns recent attacks on homeless
    After Rabbi Lisa Hochberg-Miller learned a homeless man had been set on fire while sleeping on a Ventura beach, she used her daughter's poster paint to make two signs. They read, "Where is our humanity?" and "Shame on us." She took these expressions...
  • Men's-shelter fantasy now a reality: My Word

    Men's-shelter fantasy now a reality: My Word
    On Jan. 28, Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida celebrated the grand opening of its new Men's Service Center. This historic day in Central Florida represents the seismic shift in our community's commitment to proactively and compassionately...
  • Mayor's Ball draws influential donors

    Mayor's Ball draws influential donors
    Builders, lobbyists and others who seek local government approvals are among the top sponsors of the Palm Beach County Mayor's Ball fundraiser for the homeless. The black-tie event on Feb. 28 offers the chance for those paying $250 per ticket to wine and...
  • Vatican to open restrooms with showers, barber shop for homeless

    Vatican to open restrooms with showers, barber shop for homeless
    Rome's homeless are about to get some TLC. The Vatican is finishing renovations on public restrooms just off St. Peter's Square that will include three showers and a barber shop for the homeless. Each "homeless pilgrim," as the Vatican called the...
  • Pair joins effort to count the homeless in DuPage

    Pair joins effort to count the homeless in DuPage
    Bob Adams and Joan Fox drove through low rise office buildings and behind fast food restaurants in DuPage County on a late January night searching for the homeless. Armed with flash lights and clipboards, Bob Adams and Joan Fox drove through low rise...