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Homelessness

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Top Homelessness Articles

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  • Founder of Baxter's Bags Projects gets recognized

    Founder of Baxter's Bags Projects gets recognized
    Standing at the podium inside the City Commission chambers, Baxter Murrell had to stop speaking for a second. As he described his efforts to walk the streets of Orlando to reach out to homeless people, his voice broke and he started fighting to hold...
  • 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,...
  • Fruitland Park church throwing community Christmas dinner

    Fruitland Park church throwing community Christmas dinner
    FRUITLAND PARK — New Life Presbyterian Church is hoping to fill lonely hearts and empty bellies on Christmas with fellowship, friendship and food. The Fruitland Park church will host its Fourth Annual Community Christmas Day Dinner from 1 to 3 p....
  • Houses of worship in Hampton Roads provide place for homeless during holidays

     Houses of worship in Hampton Roads provide place for homeless during holidays
    Along with preparing the church for Christmas services and straightening their homes for visiting relatives, members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Newport News are getting ready to welcome about 80 extra guests who are visiting for the holiday. From...
  • Working together, we can find real solutions for the homeless

    Working together, we can find real solutions for the homeless
    "Home for the holidays?" As many of us take that option for granted, there are thousands among us for whom a home is only a dream. Yet, I take heart in our community's new robust commitment to help the homeless across our region. I'm excited: In...
  • For students at L.A.'s Big Picture charter school, downtown is their classroom

    For students at L.A.'s Big Picture charter school, downtown is their classroom
    During geometry, students at Los Angeles Big Picture High School walk outside to study the intricate building facades in downtown's financial district. Drama classes stroll to the Ahmanson Theatre to catch a play. For lunch, students often go two blocks...
  • Children help homeless

    Children help homeless
    According to Mark Wasserman, creator and director of marketing of Houses for Change, first-grader Hayley Black really understands the Houses for Change program. When Black, who recently participated in a Houses for Change activity at Temple Beth Orr...