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Queuing and Q-ing with Dignity

Amy L. Freeman | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact
Amy L. Freeman

Initially faced with the brightly-colored truck outside our normal meal space, some clients were hesitant, assuming that this bounty could not be for them. Other clients walked up uncertainly, but broke into smiles we told them to just go to the truck and order.

City In Illinois Prevents Church From Helping Homeless People

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact

Updated March 24, 2014: 6:10 p.m. EST Many more people will be forced to sleep outside in below freezing temperatures now that the city of Rockford...

Boom and Gloom: Not Everyone's Boat Is Rising

Rep. Jackie Speier | Posted 05.11.2014 | Politics
Rep. Jackie Speier

The area's economy is booming, and many are living the American dream, but not everyone's boat is rising. Not even close. The reality is that a subclass of workers is emerging that are playing by the rules, and working hard, but ending up in shelters.

Pre-Thanksgiving Stories -- Local Homeless Purges Across Nation

David Tereshchuk | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media
David Tereshchuk

It's a long-standing media tradition, and not just among the BHLM ("bleeding-heart-liberal-media") to mark Thanksgiving by paying some attention -- be it sincere or merely dutiful -- to those citizens who clearly don't have a lot to be thankful for.

Homes for the Homeless: How You Can Help

Joe Moreno | Posted 05.27.2013 | Chicago
Joe Moreno

Once you dig into the numbers, the picture becomes even uglier. People tend to have an image/stereotype of what homelessness looks like, and as is the often the case with stereotypes, they are dead wrong.

Why City's Homeless Pop Is Swelling

Sun Sentinel | Mike Clary | Posted 04.22.2013 | Miami

FORT LAUDERDALE -- When Robert Jordan was released from jail, he planned to leave immediately for a job in Tampa. But for lack of a $55 bus ticket --...

Think Twice Before You Slice

Chuck Bean | Posted 07.02.2012 | DC
Chuck Bean

Investing in critical safety-net programs will assure our region continues on the path to recovery. We want to ensure that the people who work in Arlington can also afford to live there.