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A “Safe Spot” For Homeless Youth

Safe Spot

September 7, 2011 A New Kind Of Center For Homeless Youth In Houston David Pitman, kuhf news The newest resource center in the Montrose area is helping struggling teenagers and young adults create better lives for themselves.  The “Safe Spot” opened just five months ago.  In that time, it has helped dozens of youngsters find […]

Former Model Helping Homeless Vets

Water For Homeless

August 12, 2011 via 11 KHOU Eyewitness News HOUSTON — A former model is using the images of local veterans to help fight poverty and homelessness. Elena Davis’ face has graced the cover and pages of some of the world’s top fashion magazines but now she’s behind the lens and the woman behind I Am Waters. […]

Homelessness Everyones Problem

homelessness everyones problem

August 7, 2011 How Homeless Problem is Your Problem Too KRISTIN KANE, myfoxhouston.com HOUSTON – Homeless organizations are being forced to lay off many of their employees after their state grant money wasn’t renewed. They fear the homeless population in Houston will increase as a result. You’ll remember I brought you the story of Tim […]

Discussion: Houston ‘Civility Ordinance’

Houston City Council Considers Expanding 'Civility Ordinance'

July 19, 2011 Houston City Council Considers Expanding ‘Civility Ordinance’ GABE GUTIERREZ, KHOU 11 News HOUSTON – The City Council is considering whether to expand its controversial “civility ordinance,” which allows police to ticket or even arrest people for sitting or lying on sidewalks. Supporters say it will help clean up the area just east […]

Houston Homeless Shelter Hanging On

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July 12, 2011 Houston Homeless Shelter Clings To Frayed Lifeline Without financial help, residents will be homeless once again ROBERT STANTON, Houston Chronicle For more than a decade, Sanders Stephenson was homeless on the streets of Houston, his pain and frustration dulled by the crack pipes he smoked daily. Today, the 60-year-old unemployed welder said […]

From Homeless Teen To NBA Draft

Jimmy Butler

June 25, 2011 Bulls’ Butler Goes From Homeless To First Round Pick Chicago Associated Press There was a time when Jimmy Butler didn’t have a home. Considering he now has one in the NBA, he sure has come a long way. Homeless for a while as a teen, Butler’s remarkable story took another turn when […]

Water For The Homeless

Water For The Homeless

June 10, 2011 Water For The Homeless Bill Stamps, kuhf news With temperatures hovering around 100, one local group is reaching out to the homeless with water. Bill Stamps has more. The homeless can walk into a Houston shelter any time and get food, water and even a place to sleep. But when they’re out […]

Homeless Man Full of Hope

Homeless Man Full of Hope

June 17, 2011 Homeless Man Full of Hope Bill Stamps, kuhf news If you ran into Quinton Smith during one of the Star of Hope Chapel services, you’d probably think he was a minister. At 33-years old, Smith is younger than most of the other homeless men and doesn’t have the rough scars that come […]

Street Papers and Relationships

streetwise

March 3, 2011 Street Papers and Relationships Debra Bendis, Christian Century I’m a big fan of street newspapers, and in particular of StreetWise in Chicago, one of 100 such newspapers in over 38 countries. From the vendor’s point of view: A homeless person can acquire pride and success–and a few dollars. Being a vendor empowers someone who […]

The Truth About Panhandling

Panhandling Via Mobile Loaves & Fishes Why panhandling?  Is it really profitable?  Or is there something going on in our society that compels people to humiliate themselves for spare change?  These are all provocative questions that researchers have attempted to answer in a variety of ways. Although the homeless population in any city or country […]

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