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Homelessness

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  • Activist: Driving 'Housing First' home: Front & Center

    Activist: Driving 'Housing First' home: Front & Center
    Last year, the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness persuaded the region to rethink homelessness. It convinced power brokers such as Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs that the cure to life on the streets is "Housing...
  • A 'one-stop shop': Homeless Resource Day serves as a place for everything

    A 'one-stop shop': Homeless Resource Day serves as a place for everything
    Jeffrey Wyatt sat down in the barber chair in the hallway of Annapolis High School and asked for a close cut, as his 10-year-old son Josh got in the chair next to him. The two were getting identical haircuts, a quick buzz from Crystal Ohl, a volunteer...
  • Brewer finds her niche at Sojourner Truth House

     Brewer finds her niche at Sojourner Truth House
    Sherita Brewer came to Gary for a job and found a mission. While she describes herself as an introvert, there's nothing reticent about her as she talks about Sojourner Truth House and what it does for the women and children served. She's animated,...
  • Hollywood gets its wish; homeless trek north

    Hollywood gets its wish; homeless trek north
    Like ragged refugees seeking a promised land, a mass exodus of Hollywood's homeless hit the road for an undisclosed northerly destination shortly after noon Friday. With wheelchairs, walkers, canes and crutches, about 110 boarded two charter buses,...
  • Soup & bread dinner benefits the homeless

    Soup & bread dinner benefits the homeless
    More than 400 guests gathered on Jan. 25 at the William Tell Atrium Room in Countryside to break bread and sip soup in order to benefit BEDS Plus, a La Grange-based nonprofit that works to meet the needs of the homeless in west suburban Cook County....
  • Host of workers, volunteers helping in the extreme cold

    Host of workers, volunteers helping in the extreme cold
    Baltimore will be colder than nearly all of Alaska on Friday. The National Weather Service reports temperatures will start near zero and aren't expected to rise above 15 degrees, with wind chills as low as minus-17 degrees. In Alaska, the high Friday...
  • WKMG presents 'Let's Rethink Homelessness'

    WKMG-Channel 6's Erik von Ancken says he is thrilled to be co-hosting the special "Let's Rethink Homelessness." "It's exciting for Central Florida that for the first time we really, really have a plan that can work," von Ancken said Friday. "Business...
  • Florida Legislature, homelessness: weekend topics

    Florida Legislature, homelessness: weekend topics
    In local public-affairs programming this weekend: Brent Trotter, CEO and president of the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida, talks to Greg Warmoth on "Central Florida Spotlight" at 12:30 p.m. Saturday on WFTV-Channel 9. Trotter discusses the...
  • Attacking Homelessness, Person By Person

    Attacking Homelessness, Person By Person
    The air is so cold it hurts, and here is Doris Sugarman, out in it. The executive director of The Connecticut Forum is bundled up, as is her colleague, Ryan Beach, but the temperature is a single digit and that's not counting wind chill. They're here to...
  • Emmaus Center 3D technology class open to public

    Emmaus Center 3D technology class open to public
    The Rev. Ed Jansen asked the seven people in the pews of Emmaus Center to imagine the popular YouTube video that shows a trainer reunited with a tiger he trained. "Well, you're going to be in the middle of it," he said. "You're going to be there."...
  • Party: Chocolate Affair

    Party: Chocolate Affair
    Chocolate is normally associated with the end of a meal. But for 900 folks who paid $200 a ticket, they had chocolate in the hors d'oeuvres, chocolate in the entree and chocolate for dessert. After all, this was Healthcare for the Homeless' annual...