An estimated 5 to 10 percent of the million homeless individuals across the U.S. have pets. For the first time, an Arizona survey of local homeless populations has begun to gather information about these animal companions as well as their…
By Samie Gebers, Arizona State University
In more than two decades as a district court judge, the Honorable Kathleen Coffey has sent plenty of people to jail. During her monthly sessions at homeless court, though, her goal is to avoid that. This Boston initiative aims to…
By Tina Martin
Cities in California, Oregon and Washington have driven an overall spike in the number of homeless people nationwide in recent years.
By Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press
The Bay Area nonprofit Miracle Messages' mantra is “everyone is someone’s somebody.”…
By Larisa Epatko
Campsites in San Diego are providing shelter to hundreds of people and their families in a difficult spot. The Alpha Project manages campsites that currently house 200 of San Diego’s homeless, and nearly a quarter of their residents are children.
By Megan Thielking, STAT
At McInnis House in Boston, one of around 80 medical respite facilitates for homeless individuals in the U.S., a writing group provide patients with something less tangible than medical care.
By PBS NewsHour
There are an estimated 39,000 homeless military veterans in the United States, according to the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Missing in America project works to locate, identify, and grant honorable burials to those who have died.
If a homeless student is worrying about where he is spending the night, it’s likely he’s not going to be thinking much about his homework. And in one of the poorest districts in Kansas, educators have realized that to help…
By Susan Murphy, KPBS
At a meeting of Voices of our City Choir in San Diego, aspiring choir members from all walks of life come together to sing songs of love and hope.
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