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Combating Homelessness

L.A. Mayor, Homeless Advocates Have 'Productive, Inspirational' Meeting After Cop Killing

Los Angeles Times | Posted 03.12.2015 | Impact

Ten days after Los Angeles police officers shot and killed a homeless man on skid row, Mayor Eric Garcetti and his staff met with local activists to d...

How Giving Apartments To Homeless Actually Saves Money In The End

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.26.2015 | Impact

A county in New Jersey is aiming to put roofs over heads in order to fight homelessness -- and save some of its taxpayers' money in the process. O...

How Libraries Are Adapting To Help Homeless Find Jobs, Health Services

Associated Press | Posted 02.24.2015 | Impact

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Jeffery Bailey spends nearly every day at his public library. It's not just that he loves books. For the 43-year-old who s...

College Student Carried Around Extra Socks To Help Homeless On The Spot

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.08.2015 | Impact

If you came across Josh York over his winter break, there's a good chance he would've had an extra pair of socks on him -- not for himself, but for pe...

New York Homeless Numbers Climb, Despite De Blasio's System Overhaul

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.29.2014 | Impact

The number of New Yorkers struggling with homelessness has reached unprecedented levels under a leader that vowed to take on the growing crisis. In...

THIS Is How Cops Should Treat Homeless People

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact

Steve Wick doesn't just patrol people on the streets of Houston -- he befriends them, too. The sergeant helps run the city's Homeless Outreach Team...

Crunching the Numbers in the Fight to End Homelessness

Rosanne Haggerty | Posted 10.04.2011 | Impact
Rosanne Haggerty

The number of homeless people on America's streets is morally indefensible, over 600,000 on any given night. Even more startling is how little we have historically known about this population.

How Your Church Can Support Local Food Movements

Carol Howard Merritt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Carol Howard Merritt

Food is at the heart of our practice together. So it's important to remember that what we put on our tables can be an act of faith.