Posts tagged as: homeless

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, 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 […]

Street Papers and Relationships


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 […]

Feeding Houston’s Homeless


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


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


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


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 […]

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