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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

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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 […]

Men Strip To Help Houston Unemployed

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August 5, 2011   Despite Lingering Recession, Retailer Still Encouraging Men to Give the Suits off Their Backs for Charity   Men’s Wearhouse 4th Annual Suit Drive Continues Tradition of Giving HOUSTON, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — During the entire month of August, Men’s Wearhouse will hold its annual National Suit Drive, the country’s largest collection of […]

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 […]

U.S. Official Sees Houston’s Green Side

Nancy Sutley

July 3, 2011 U.S. Official Sees Houston’s Green Side JEANNIE KEVER, Houston Chronicle Houston is often criticized on environmental issues. But Nancy Sutley, who chairs the White House Council on Environmental Quality, said she found lots of interest in sustainability during a visit here last week. Sutley spoke with reporter Jeannie Kever just before meeting […]

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. […]

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 […]

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