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It's the question Kathryn Hoffman hates to ask, especially of the elderly people who come into her office looking for help. Do you have a burial plot? How much is it worth? But that question is one of many Hoffman must ask as a food stamp outreach...
Greater HartfordLast Friday 88 students and community members from across Connecticut braved the lightening and rain to devote their Friday night to learning about homelessness at Journey Home's Cardboard City Sleep Out. The Sleep Out was hosted by the University of...
A quarrel at the Los Angeles City Council over strategies for helping homeless residents on Friday sparked a campaign debate over Councilman Eric Garcetti's frequent absences from meetings as he runs for mayor. The council's 10 a.m. meeting came to a...
Tags: Eric Garcetti, Politics, Wendy Greuel, Elections, Social Issues
The Hartford CourantA proposal to enshrine the rights of homeless people into law is moving swiftly through the General Assembly, putting Connecticut at the vanguard of a growing national movement. The legislation would establish a separate "bill of rights" for the state's...
The Orange County Rescue Mission Chili Van Mobile Ministry has been in operation for almost five years, helping the homeless communities in Dana Point and Santa Ana. But Michael Murphy, a volunteer with the Tustin-based organization had a hard time...
In an industrial area of Fort Lauderdale, trucks deliver old computers, cellphones and electronics to a sprawling warehouse. Workers sort the goods, separating plastics, metals and other items for resale. It looks like a typical electronics recycling...
Brittany Jackson, a junior at C. Milton Wright High School, earned the Girl Scout Gold Award on April 14. An awards banquet was held at Martin's East to celebrate her success. Brittany's Gold Award project, entitled "Confidence for Kids," involved...
Tags: Family, Social Issues
Our Town CorrespondentThis year marked the third year in a row that 11-year-old Lexi Rogers delivered Easter baskets to local children in hospitals. With the help of her guardian Missy Spaugy, as well as 9-year-old brother Jordan and 4-year-old sister Kylee, Rogers delivered...
Tags: Easter, Social Issues
KWCH 12 Eyewitness NewsThe latest count of homeless people in Wichita shows a slight drop between 2012 and 2013. The 2013 Sedgwick County "Point-In-Time" County found there are an estimated 538 people who meet the HUD definition of being homeless. (see below for HUD definition)...
Tags: Social Issues
On Feb. 1, the Mayor's Office of Human Services hosted a community briefing for the "75 Journeys Home" campaign — part of Baltimore City's 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness. The initiative was aimed at identifying the 75 most vulnerable people...
Public health officials have launched a new, coordinated attack to contain a persistent outbreak of tuberculosis on downtown Los Angeles' skid row, including a search for more than 4,500 people who may have been exposed to the disease. The Centers for...
Orlando Opinionators - Orlando SentinelThe Central Florida Commission on Homelessness announced this week the hiring of Andrae Bailey as their new CEO. Andrae Bailey is a great choice. I know him to be a collaborative leader who moves beyond institutional loyalties to reach higher goals....
Apr 27, 2013 |Story| Allentown Morning Call
Apr 26, 2013 |Story| Hartford Courant
Apr 12, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Apr 25, 2013 |Story| Hartford Courant
Apr 10, 2013 |Story| HB Independent
Apr 23, 2013 |Story| South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Apr 22, 2013 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Apr 8, 2013 |Story| Daily American
Apr 15, 2013 |Story| KWCH
Feb 17, 2013 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Feb 21, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Mar 22, 2013 | Orlando Sentinel
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