#Homeless Person

Madera, CAMadera Tribune

Pennies for Showers helps the homeless

Former Madera City Councilman Derek Robinson is the President of the Pennies For Showers program in Madera. His hope is to provide showers to the less fortunate and homeless in the Madera community. Several local Maderans put their heads together to try to help the homeless population within the city...
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Napa County, CANapa Valley Register

Napa County hears plans to tackle homelessness

The sight of tent cities and people living in cars crammed with possessions can be a thing of the past within a few years — that’s the message being preached by All Home. But the five-year price tag for this vision of virtually eliminating homelessness in Napa County could be $87 million.
Seaside, ORSeaside Signal

'You lose your self-esteem when you are homeless'

Using city-owned lots or buildings for shelters and overnight parking. A resource center. Showers and port-a-potties. A warming center and improved access to mental health and drug treatment services. These options were among the proposed solutions at Seaside's fifth forum on homelessness held on Wednesday at City Hall. “You lose...

Homeless providers: Resource fair shows need for centralized services

Every Tuesday, Jen Livovich gathers by the bandshell in Boulder’s Central Park. A dedicated team of volunteers, some formerly homeless like Livovich, serves food, sets out clothes and checks in with dozens of unhoused residents they know by name. She is sometimes joined by a church group or providers of...

Jackson/Winegarden: How to avoid a looming homelessness crisis

Homelessness is a growing problem in virtually every state. Nowhere is it more pressing than in California, which in the past three years spent more than $13 billion, roughly $30,000 annually for each homeless person, to address it. Tragically, its “housing first” approach is a colossal failure. Overall, says the...

There Are No Homeless People

Why it’s extremely insensitive to believe otherwise. As a self-diagnosed insomniac, I am all too familiar with the exasperating urge to sleep and the excruciating inability to snooze off. Very often moonlit nights would find me casually strolling through the streets, basking in the stillness of the 2-am atmosphere. Everything changed when I moved to the United States. My friends warned me of the hordes of dangerous ‘homeless’ people that encroached upon the city at night. Pouring in grisly tales of gruesome stabbings and ravenous muggings, they tried to deter me from slipping out at night. Initially, I bought into their fears, largely restricting the frequency of my walks. Fortunately, on one such excursion, I ran into Alex, a proud ‘hobo’, talking to whom cured me of an extremely problematic misconception.
Seattle, WAPosted by

For homeless solutions, Seattle can look to New York and Vancouver

Seattle is five years into a state of emergency, and yet today we have. citizens suffering through the hell of homeless living. This is despite the fact that we know exactly what it takes to solve the problem. The most effective solutions are expensive and will take a few years to build out, so we need a stopgap in the meantime. Thankfully, we can look at more practical progressive work done recently in New York City and Vancouver, British Columbia, for inspiration.
San Diego, CASan Diego weekly Reader

Temple Emanu-El: a wonderful encounter with a homeless man

Temple Emanu-El Contact: 6299 Capri Drive, San Diego 619-286-2555 www.teesd.org. Formation: Bradley University, Peoria, IL; Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles. Years Ordained: 13. San Diego Reader: What is your favorite subject on which to preach?. Rabbi Devorah Marcus: One of the rabbis we were trained under looked...
Daviess County, KYOwensboro Messenger-Inquirer

St. Benedict's director to discuss homelessness and stigma

St. Benedict’s Homeless Shelter has been serving the Daviess County community for the past 16 years, providing a range of services for those experiencing homeless. Now trying to recover from the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, St. Benedict’s Executive Director Harry Pedigo will speak about the nonprofit organization’s role in the community at 2 p.m. Friday at the Daviess County Public Library.
HomelessThe Christian Science Monitor

Cities grapple with homelessness, as tent clusters proliferate

The workers gather in a Venice Beach parking lot, then set out in small teams, backpacks filled with sandwiches, fruit, and bottled water. Their goal: to peacefully clear an encampment of homeless people by convincing them, over the course of many weeks, to leave their tents for more substantial housing.