| Feb 4, 2014
| 9:17 PM
The Huntington Beach City Council on Monday agreed to schedule a study session on homelessness.
The decision was a compromise to Councilman Joe Carchio's proposal, which aimed to establish a homeless task force to develop solutions.
"I really don't...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:24 PM
The walls of the common rooms and offices in Easton's Safe Harbor emergency shelter are covered with motivational messages.
One says, "Never look down on someone unless you're helping them up."
Another: "Sometimes burning bridges isn't a bad thing. It...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 7:43 PM
SAN DIEGO — Kris Warren, a Marine veteran with combat duty in Iraq, remembers the disorientation and other problems that kept him from reentering civilian life.
Finally he mustered the courage to ask for help from the Department of Veterans...
| Feb 18, 2014
Getting even one homeless person off the streets is a difficult task. Housing a homeless family poses a set of particularly unwieldy problems: securing jobs, getting children into schools, providing a family member with mental health or substance-abuse...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 3:16 PM
Palm Beach County Commissioner Jess Santamaria is donating $100,000 – about the equivalent of his commission salary – to the Palm Beach County Homeless Coalition, the organization announced Tuesday.
Santamaria, elected in 2006, said each...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 6:46 PM
When the aides who cared for his elderly mother did not get paid for several months early this year, Joe Konrath sought help from the state, which had hired the payroll company responsible for cutting the checks.
Konrath feared that if the aides didn't...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Kudos to The Sun for its editorial on the explosion of poverty and homelessness in the Baltimore suburbs ("Homeless in suburbia," Oct. 13). Certainly, as the editorial suggests, the social safety net needs to be strengthened to help all families and...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Three years ago, I spoke with Rev. Christine Nelson, the former director of the Lehigh County Conferences of Churches, about the nature of homelessness. Health challenges, she said, were the main causes of homelessness in the Lehigh Valley. I listened...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 6:44 PM
PLACERVILLE, Calif. — At Hangtown Haven, Wednesdays were family night, and on movie night 30 to 40 residents watched DVDs on a mammoth outdoor TV.
Residents nursed one another through drug and alcohol detoxification and helped heart and stroke...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 7:08 PM
Asking for money near Baltimore restaurants, shops or parking meters would be outlawed under legislation some City Council members say is needed to make residents and visitors feel safer.
The proposal, which heads to the full council for its...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 12:59 PM
Palm Beach County’s previous mayor was teased about trying to become a king and now the new mayor plans to hold a grand fundraising gala called the “Mayor’s Ball.”
The County Commission on Tuesday picked Commissioner Priscilla...