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Homelessness

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  • Lake Nona VA hospital dedication highlights aging vets, aging infrastructure

    Lake Nona VA hospital dedication highlights aging vets, aging infrastructure
    One of the main issues facing the VA health system is aging: an aging population and an aging infrastructure, said VA Secretary Robert McDonald during the dedication ceremony for the Orlando VA Medical Center at Lake Nona on Tuesday. "While the total ...
  • Sheets threadbare, but Chicago homeless shelter continues its mission

    Sheets threadbare, but Chicago homeless shelter continues its mission
    The job, while humbling, looked easy enough. Armed with freshly laundered sheets, we were assigned to make beds at the Pacific Garden Mission for the homeless on Chicago's Near West Side, where dozens of metal-framed bunk beds filled a barren room the...
  • Trying to house L.A.'s homeless veterans is a complex, lengthy process

    Trying to house L.A.'s homeless veterans is a complex, lengthy process
    As we honor the dead on this Memorial Day, it's worth remembering as well the living veterans of military service who have no homes except sidewalk encampments or the occasional shelter bed, whose lives are so wracked by mental illness, addictions or...
  • Days are numbered for homeless outreach spot known as 'The Tree'

    For at least six years, The Tree has been the place Broward County's homeless knew to go for shade and services. Under the spreading banyan just north of the downtown bus terminal, outreach workers show up six afternoons a week to allocate shelter beds,...
  • The landscape of local homelessness is changing in Broward County

    The landscape of local homelessness is changing in Broward County
    There is a movement afoot, barely noticed by the community at large, that has been slowly growing momentum over the last few years. This movement represents a monumental change in the entire landscape of services for those who experience homelessness....
  • Shout Out: Mark Lynn, enjoying his return to Evanston

    Shout Out: Mark Lynn, enjoying his return to Evanston
    Mark Lynn was the first guy in line at a soup kitchen in Evanston once when asked if wanted a role in a movie. "I asked the director what I was supposed to do. He said 'Well, just pretend you're a homeless person.' "I said well I am a homeless person,...
  • Homeless Jesus sculpture arrives in Orlando

    Homeless Jesus sculpture arrives in Orlando
    Homeless Jesus rests on a park bench in a little alcove between an oak tree and a brick column on Jackson Street. He is made of cast bronze, a $40,000 sculpture commissioned by First Presbyterian Church of Orlando and unveiled Wednesday. He is largely...
  • Orlando Fringe review: 'Through the Eyes of the Homeless'

    Orlando Fringe review: 'Through the Eyes of the Homeless'
    ZenTheatre Group's "Through the Eyes of the Homeless" explores the lives of nine homeless women. Each heart-wrenching scenario portrays real-life stories of women who lived at the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida. Each of the four actresses...
  • House the homeless first, then treat them

    To the editor: Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich assumes that mental illness and substance abuse are the primary causes of homelessness. He confuses correlation with causation. ("How L.A. County can reduce homelessness," Readers React,...
  • Speakers Tell Hartford Council To Pass ID Card Plan For Undocumented

    Speakers Tell Hartford Council To Pass ID Card Plan For Undocumented
    HARTFORD — A plan to offer municipal identification cards to undocumented immigrants, the homeless and other city residents drew praise Monday from more than a dozen supporters who urged approval of the initiative. The proposal, introduced by...
  • Costa Mesa homeless advocate passing the torch

    Costa Mesa homeless advocate passing the torch
    A Costa Mesa homeless advocate who helped spearhead several new aid programs announced that she will be leaving her post later this month. Becks McKeown is stepping down from her role as director of the Trellis Homelessness Initiative on April 15....