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Homelessness

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  • Activist supporting homeless in Fort Lauderdale ends hunger strike

    Activist supporting homeless in Fort Lauderdale ends hunger strike
    A woman who vowed to stop eating while Fort Lauderdale city officials put restrictions on outdoor feedings for the homeless says she has ended her hunger strike. Jillian Pim, 30, of Dania Beach, said she went without food for 24 days. She said she ate...
  • Agencies review a year of helping the homeless across the Peninsula

    Agencies review a year of helping the homeless across the Peninsula
    The Greater Virginia Peninsula Homelessness Consortium, made up of more than 60 local agencies, recently touted its efforts to offer housing, case management and health and social services solutions to the homeless in 2014. The consortium includes H.E....
  • Glendale seeks volunteers to assess homeless population

    Training for a count of the homeless in the community is taking place Thursday, but volunteers are still being sought to take a tally of transients they come across on the streets of Glendale. The last count was in 2013 when the homeless population...
  • Students at struggling Drew Middle School learn skill through debate

    Students at struggling Drew Middle School learn skill through debate
    For years, Charles Drew Middle School in South Los Angeles was so notorious for poor quality and unruly students that it was tagged "Drew Zoo." But don't tell that to the 16 seventh- and eighth-graders who recently reeled off facts, fiercely presented...
  • 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...
  • Bullying hackers only hurt their cause

    Bullying hackers  only hurt  their cause
    The Fort Lauderdale hackers are nothing more than bullies. What they did Monday to city and police websites was no public service. The hackers did not help the homeless. They did not solve anything. They did not win. Whoever is responsible for the...
  • Judge tells Fort Lauderdale to stop enforcing homeless feeding law

    Judge tells Fort Lauderdale to stop enforcing homeless feeding law
    A judge ordered Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday to temporarily stop enforcing a new law than restricts the feeding of homeless people, intervening in a controversy that has brought the city a storm of negative international attention. Broward Circuit Judge...
  • The homeless catch a break from a judge

    The homeless catch a break from a judge
    Contrary to what many may think, the homeless can't be deprived of their rights just because they don't have a permanent address.