| Sep 11, 2013
| 3:59 PM
We contribute to drought victims in Somalia, earthquake victims in Afghanistan and tsunami victims in Japan. We build schools in Haiti, save children in the Philippines, dig wells all over Africa.
Yet right here it home we shame and stigmatize our own...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 10:32 AM
My connection with Robert the Walker started back in March with an emailed copy of his letter to Burbank officials about how much he loves the newly-opened Glendale Narrows portion of the Los Angeles Riverwalk and the sadness he feels seeing homeless...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 5:31 PM
A few years ago, Eva J. Cruz was the keynote speaker at a Catholic conference in California, where she spoke about her experiences as a Catholic single mother.
The Aurora resident's speech was titled "Hanging on by my Fingernails."
"What she said...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 6:15 PM
The troubled personal care home I wrote about Sunday, Emeritus at Allentown, isn't the only one in the Lehigh Valley that's under scrutiny from the state.
Moravian King's Daughters' Home in Bethlehem also isn't qualified for a regular operating license,...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 1:21 PM
As an infant born in Waterville, Maine, to a single, teenage mother, I relied on food stamps for the first four months of my life. My family's economic status later required me to participate in other federal assistance programs like Head Start and the...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Poor people are continuing to be demonized both nationally and locally based on invidious stereotypes. Michael Tanner's fictitious welfare mom who "chooses" not to work is just the latest ("In Maryland, it pays not to work," Aug. 13). The reality on the...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 4:06 PM
Running off at the typewriter. …
Can we please stop with this ridiculous idea floating around out there that the Magic are displacing the indigent by attempting to buy out a homeless shelter in order to build a $100 million entertainment...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 3:54 PM
Last week, Florida officials celebrated news that the state's homeless population is shrinking.
But not in Central Florida.
Here, it is on the rise.
Yes, the same Council on Homelessness report that found a 17 percent drop statewide cited a 29...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 6:58 PM
The Hagerstown City Council will not permit organizations to use city parking lots for the distribution of food to the homeless, but the organization that has been feeding up to 100 people at the Market House parking lot every Wednesday for several...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 6:26 PM
A business group said Friday that 53,000 people, including 33,000 veterans, will join Los Angeles County's homeless ranks by 2016, the deadline the group had set to get former soldiers and chronic transients off the streets for good.
The grim projection...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 3:14 PM
You might assume I'm writing about the Orlando Sentinel Family Fund because, well, I work for the Orlando Sentinel. But, actually, this is about you.
As in, you readers, you members of the community, you people who cared enough to help make a difference...