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Homelessness

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Top Homelessness Articles

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  • Family Fund offers abiding gift: Editorial

    Family Fund offers abiding gift: Editorial
    On the day that Americans honor the past and celebrate our abundant blessings with magnificent feasts, it is only fitting that we invoke the spirit of that celebrated philosopher Homer Simpson: Mmmm … turkey. Yes, give the bird its props. The...
  • Newport News adopts dog-tethering ban

    Newport News adopts dog-tethering ban
    NEWPORT NEWS — The city of Newport News will soon prohibit dog owners from tying their animals outside unattended for more than one hour, the City Council decided Tuesday night. The council had discussed the idea for more than a year, with...
  • Reporter's Notebook: 'Homeless' for a night

    Reporter's Notebook: 'Homeless' for a night
    Jimmy is homeless and, based on stereotypes many of us harbor, looks the part. His hair is long and shaggy, his beard thick and graying, his face a little weathered. He said he's been homeless since he was 11, the same year he became addicted to drugs....
  • 'tis the season to reach out

    As seasonal events driven by the holidays ramp up, so too does community awareness of those less fortunate. 'Tis the season for charity since, for those with roofs over their heads and food on their tables, life is pretty good. Such compassion is...
  • City tries to made homelessness illegal

    City tries to made homelessness illegal
    I wholeheartedly commend Michael Mayo for his courageous and insightful piece in the Nov. 20 Sun Sentinel about the plight of homeless people in Broward County, especially in Fort Lauderdale. Perhaps Fort Lauderdale's leadership needs to acquire a basic...
  • Fort Lauderdale homeless town hall turns testy

    Fort Lauderdale homeless town hall turns testy
    A town hall on homelessness Monday night at City Hall did less to bridge the differences concerning a month-old city feeding ordinance than to show how wide a gap exists between the sides. The one item of agreement was the need to coordinate the efforts...
  • Acción de Gracias: Es el tiempo de dar y recibir

    Acción de Gracias: Es el tiempo de dar y recibir
    Se acercan esos días de viajes y compras, cuando millones se preparan para el Día de Acción de Gracias, para compartir en familia, decorar el hogar para la Navidad, adquirir regalos y visitar a los amigos, entre otras muchas actividades propias de la...
  • Skid Row shelter serves Thanksgiving dinner to more than 4,000

     Skid Row shelter serves Thanksgiving dinner to more than 4,000
    More than 4,000 people were invited in off the streets of Skid Row on Saturday to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal at Union Rescue Mission. The 800-bed shelter hosts the feast each year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving to provide a free, home-...
  • Hunger striker vows not to eat until Fort Lauderdale homeless can be fed in public

    Hunger striker vows not to eat until Fort Lauderdale homeless can be fed in public
    Jillian Pim said she hasn't had a bite to eat since police cited Arnold Abbott three weeks ago for feeding the homeless at Stranahan Park. Since then, the 90-year-old Abbott has garnered international attention in his battle with the city, but few have...
  • Business leaders spend night sleeping on pavement

    Business leaders spend night sleeping on pavement
    Business professionals shifted the focus of homelessness in the city Thursday to youths who have been living out on the streets. They spent the night sleeping outside Covenant House to experience some of the struggles those teens face. For most of the...
  • Fort Lauderdale's black eye on the homeless issue

    Fort Lauderdale's black eye on the homeless issue
    A declaration observing National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week by the city known worldwide for its inhospitableness is the definition of chutzpah.