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Feeding Houston’s Homeless

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February 16, 2011 Peggy O’Hare, Houston Chronicle Houston recovery center finds dual benefit in feeding the homeless As soon as homeless people see the small sport utility vehicle, they start running — not away from the car, but toward it. They climb out of sleeping bags, leave their benches outside a soup kitchen, appear from behind abandoned buildings. […]

CO Adds Homeless to Hate-crime Law

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January 8, 2011 Lynn Bartels, Denver Post Staff Writer The homeless and the people who care for them successfully implored lawmakers today to add homelessness as a category to Colorado’s hate-crime laws. “Hunting season for the homeless is a year-round event,” said Vernon Lewis, a 38-year-old man who is homeless. The bill sponsor, Sen. Lucia […]

Helping the Homeless Stay Warm

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January 3, 2011 Bill Stamps, kuhf 88.7 fm Houston Public Radio The Star of Hope shelter for men has been full each night for months. But with temperatures at or below freezing, they’re expecting to be even more crowded. Community Relations Director Marilyn Fountain says no one is turned away who needs a place to stay. […]

Houston’s Homeless Census

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January 2, 2011 Laurie Johnson, kuhf 88.7 fm Houston Public Radio On Monday afternoon, at 4 p.m., literally hundreds of people gathered at staging areas throughout Harris County to head out for the homeless count. The count is similar to the census, in that it tracks the growth or decline in the population. But the […]

Houston Stops ‘Feed-A-Friend’ Program

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January 14, 2011 Houston Stops ‘Feed a Friend’ Program that Provided Meals to Homeless Mark Whittington, Yahoo! News HOUSTON — Bobby and Amanda Herring thought they were doing a good deed by setting up an organization called “Feed a Friend” that provided a meal to between 60 and a 120 people every evening for the […]

Brazil still in denial about homelessness

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The Homeless World Cup put homelessness in the spotlight in Rio de Janeiro last week. But many poverty issues in the country are still covered up. (762 Words) – By Danielle Batist On the way from the international airport into town, one cannot miss the people sleeping on the pavement, sheltered under bridges with nothing more […]

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