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Homelessness

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  • Bronze 'Christ' in need of home

     Bronze 'Christ' in need of home
    The life-size sculpture of a homeless man on a bench, with all but his feet shrouded by a blanket, is intended to get the attention of anyone who takes a seat there. But closer examination reveals the most striking detail in the figure's exposed feet...
  • Timothy T. Williams, homeless advocate

    Timothy T. Williams, homeless advocate
    Timothy T. Williams, an attorney and homeless advocate who established transitional-living and recovery centers in city neighborhoods, died of a heart attack Dec. 8 at his Lutherville home. He was 64. Born in Baltimore and raised in the Sunnybrook...
  • Costa Mesa reconsidering site of homeless housing project

    Costa Mesa reconsidering site of homeless housing project
    The park across from Costa Mesa City Hall and the Orange County Fairgrounds is no longer poised to be the site of a housing complex for the homeless, officials said Tuesday, apparently bowing to pressure from neighbors and facing potential deed...
  • Homeless-services group leaves city

    Citing an antagonistic political climate and increasing regulation of the city's motels, a nonprofit serving Orange County's homeless has moved out of Costa Mesa, the organization's president confirmed Thursday. "We literally couldn't even work there...
  • Have you seen my brother standing in the shadows?

    Have you seen my brother standing in the shadows?
    My brother John called me last summer to tell me that he had finally figured out our family secret. I was his mother, he said. I am not, of course. My brother is 38 years old, but I will always think of him as he was in his early 20s, when he was...
  • Robert V. Hess, advocate for the homeless

    Robert V. Hess, advocate for the homeless
    Robert V. Hess, who turned his experience as manager of a disabled veterans thrift store into a career as a homelessness solutions expert, died of liver cancer Dec. 24 at his home in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. The former Perry Hall resident was 57....
  • Nonprofit that aids the homeless exits Costa Mesa

    Citing an antagonistic political climate and increasing regulation of the city's motels, a nonprofit serving Orange County's homeless has moved out of Costa Mesa, according to the organization's president. "We literally couldn't even work there anymore,...
  • Kelly Thomas' last words close prosecution's case against officers

    The final words of a 37-year-old homeless man filled the packed Orange County courtroom. "Dad help me." "God help me." "Help me. Help me. Help me." Orange County Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas let Kelly Thomas' voice provide an emotional undertone to...
  • Psych patient sent to Glendale shelter in what critics call 'patient dumping'

    A psychiatric patient was sent in a taxi from a Glendale hospital to the winter homeless shelter without notice, an incident critics call “patient dumping,” and one that the executive director of the shelter this week described as a reminder...
  • People over profit [Commentary]

    People over profit [Commentary]
    In the face of the federal claim that homelessness has been receding since 2010, the U.S. Conference of Mayors reports that most cities are experiencing surges of homelessness. It's perhaps unsurprising, given a recent announcement by the chief federal...
  • Commentary: Keep an open mind about supportive housing

    I stood in front of what seemed like an insurmountable slab of rock in Joshua Tree. One friend was at the top, holding onto a rope that I had willingly agreed to have attached to me. Another stood behind me, saying words of encouragement, trying to...