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Homelessness

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Top Homelessness Articles

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  • Palm Beach County officials weigh how to get health services to homeless

    Palm Beach County officials weigh how to get health services to homeless
    Leaders in Palm Beach County are considering bringing health care services directly to the homeless. The county already offers free bus passes that can take them to primary care centers. But some officials think those who suffer from mental illness might...
  • Razing homeless camps doesn't work

    Razing homeless camps doesn't work
    Anyone else have deja vu when perusing the headlines of The Sun? I refer to this: "Homeless cleared from encampment" (June 27). I observed my first encampment closure in Baltimore in the early 1990s when city leaders erected a steel cage over a steam...
  • Stop punishing and start helping L.A.'s homeless

    Stop punishing and start helping L.A.'s homeless
    No one likes seeing sidewalk encampments. In our experience, no one likes living in them either — if they have any other real choice. In Los Angeles, there are enough shelter beds for less than one-third of homeless people, the lowest percentage...
  • Baltimore's homeless: out of sight, out of mind?

    Baltimore's homeless: out of sight, out of mind?
    On a recent morning, the city of Baltimore once again tried to shut the poor out of our minds and drive them from the mainstream of our society — in this case, from the verge of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, where homeless folks were taking...
  • VA partners with community to find last of homeless veterans

    VA partners with community to find last of homeless veterans
    Facing a Dec. 31 deadline to end veteran homelessness, the Orlando VA is joining forces with community agencies to find, interview and house every soldier still living on the streets of Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. The Central Florida...
  • With Kids Out Of School, Demand For Homeless Shelters Swell

    With Kids Out Of School, Demand For Homeless Shelters Swell
    School is out and summer is finally here. For many of us, it is a time to focus on enjoying simple pleasures with our children. For thousands of Connecticut children and families, however, summer is a time of increased housing instability. Wendy...
  • Homeless advocates protest as city clears tent encampment

    Homeless advocates protest as city clears tent encampment
    They took down tents and packed up belongings, unsure where they would spend the next night, and they left behind matted patches of grass where their makeshift homes once stood. A group of homeless residents who had created a small community of tents...
  • Treat homeless like human beings

    Treat homeless like human beings
    To the editor: In addition to the measures outlined in your editorial, combating homelessness requires providing legal aid to the poor. We need to address this crisis with all the tools available, including access to the judicial system. ("Where is L.A.'s...
  • States Struggle With 'Hidden' Rural Homelessness

    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. At the Micah Ecumenical Ministries, in the center of this quaint colonial town, Stella Dempsey sits in the waiting room, looking dejected. Ministry staffers offered her a bed at a shelter, but she says she can't bear to go back. Still,...
  • Jamaican native named Volunteer of the Year

    Jamaican native named Volunteer of the Year
    CLERMONT — Real estate agent Vivienne Cunningham heads out every Saturday morning to set up tents in a Winn Dixie parking lot where the homeless can pick up groceries and clothes, and people can swap items they need. "I feed the homeless," said...
  • VA aims to help homeless, at-risk veterans find stable jobs

    David Bowles is excitedly making plans to move from a homeless shelter to an apartment of his own in a few weeks, thanks to a new Department of Veterans Affairs program helping homeless veterans find long-term employment. "They saved me," said the 56-...