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Homelessness

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  • Frigid spell brings Baltimore's lowest temperatures since March

    Frigid spell brings Baltimore's lowest temperatures since March
    Wednesday was Baltimore's coldest day since last March, and Thursday could be even colder, prompting several school districts in the state to delay opening Thursday morning. Temperatures spent the day in the teens and lower 20s, with a high of 24...
  • Numbing cold temperatures across the US bring accidents, fatalities, school closings

    Dangerously cold air has sent temperatures plummeting into the single digits around the U.S., with wind chills driving them even lower. Throw in the snow some areas are getting and you've got a bone chilling mix that may also be super messy. The result?...
  • Acacia Park Church holds game night to raise funds to fight hunger

    Acacia Park Church holds game night to raise funds to fight hunger
    The Acacia Park Church Game Night at Norridge Acacia Park Lutheran Church (4307 N. Oriole Ave.) is on a roll. An idea launched last May by Karen Lanners of Harwood Heights, with the help of fellow church members, Acacia Park Church Game Night is a...
  • Abbott to be honored at MLK Shabbat service

    Abbott to be honored at MLK Shabbat service
    Arnold Abbott, known for his work feeding the homeless in Broward county since 1999, will be honored at a special Friday night Martin Luther King, Jr. Shabbat service to take place Jan. 16 at Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El in Plantation. "It is noteworthy...
  • La Casa Norte's Sol Flores fights poverty, homelessness in Chicago

    La Casa Norte's Sol Flores fights poverty, homelessness in Chicago
    Having a sunny disposition is almost a birthright for Sol Flores, executive director of La Casa Norte, a nonprofit organization based in Humboldt Park that serves homeless youths and families. "I get teased a lot because my first name, Sol, means 'sun'...
  • Three nights and thousands of homeless to be counted on L.A. County's streets

    Three nights and thousands of homeless to be counted on L.A. County's streets
    In the last week of January, over the course of three consecutive nights, as many as 6,000 volunteers will fan out across Los Angeles County to take a census of the people who, by day, are so visible yet so ignored. In teams of two to four, volunteers...
  • Commentary: Sleep-out was a valuable lesson in what it feels like to be homeless

    I imagine that people like Karen McGlinn sleep really well at night. She is the CEO of the Share Our Selves (S.O.S.) health center in Costa Mesa and has been since 1993. McGlinn works tirelessly to provide safety-net services to the homeless and the...
  • A Magical Christmas for homeless kids

    A Magical Christmas for homeless kids
    This was not a day for the Orlando Magic to worry about points scored per possession or rebounds recorded per game; it was a day to relish the smiles provided per minute and the memories provided per kid. This was not a day to rehash the Magic's...
  • Fort Lauderdale plays Santa, holds off new homeless feeding law

    Fort Lauderdale plays Santa, holds off new homeless feeding law
    Sun Sentinel reporter Larry Barszewski reports Fort Lauderdale beat the judge -- and Santa -- to the punch, and worked out a deal in court that allows public feedings of homeless through the holidays. Now that's a good holiday story! UPDATE: Fort...
  • Howard council works for developers

    Howard council works for developers
    We in Howard County have elected a new county executive, but we still have the same old tired, bored Howard County Council. The "new" council is still rubber-stamping Ken Ulman's paybacks to developers. This "new" council, like the old, has never met...
  • Wilmette men make major holiday gift run to Gary homeless shelter

    Wilmette men make major holiday gift run to Gary homeless shelter
    Wearing a Santa hat and fueled by seemingly boundless energy, Eric Smoot on Sunday helped pack several vehicles with Christmas presents destined for women and children in a Gary, Ind. homeless shelter. Smoot and his business partner, Silviu Gansca,...