Monthly Archives: May 2016

Formerly Homeless Student Graduates College While Caring for Brothers

By |May 26th, 2016|

( Reprint of ABC News)

Many people talk about beating the odds, but one awe-inspiring young woman from the Bronx has truly proven what it really means to come out on top with the weight of the world on one’s shoulders.

The road toward graduating cum laude on Tuesday with a bachelor’s degree in English and a […]

Criminalizing Homelessness Can Now Cost Cities Federal Money

By |May 23rd, 2016|

After arguing last month that local ordinances criminalizing people for being homeless are unconstitutional, the Obama administration will now tie federal funding to whether municipalities are cracking down on criminalization measures.

Every year, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) gives out $1.9 billion in grants to local Continuums of Care, public-private partnerships that tackle […]

Grocery Store on wheels brings food to low-income areas

By |May 22nd, 2016|

Written by Megha Cherian

 

A retired city bus in St. Louis, Missouri is turning into a mobile farmers market to sell groceries to the city’s food insecure.

Known as the St. Louis MetroMarket, this mobile farmers market aims to increase access to healthy foods in low-income neighborhoods that don’t have grocery stores, often known as food deserts. […]

After 20 years, Recovery Hotel still takes addicts off the street and transforms their lives

By |May 18th, 2016|

(Reprint from WCPO 9 Cincinnati)

Scott Wegener 

CINCINNATI – It wasn’t popular when it opened 20 years ago, but a stable haven for homeless addicts had residents and supporters celebrating Friday.

The Recovery Hotel has been a lifeline for addicts like Robert Malone. Crack cost him everything he held dear.

“I lost contact with family members, with my kids, […]

Raleigh eyes property tax hike to pay for Dix Park, more housing

By |May 18th, 2016|

(Reprint from the News & Observer)

 
City Manager Ruffin Hall proposes effective rate increase of 2 cents per $100 in value

One cent for Dix Park, the other for 125 more affordable housing units

Average homeowner would pay an extra $95.16 a year

With a backdrop of downtown Raleigh, Clara McDonnell, left, and Katelyn Applegate, walk through the future […]

The power of God transforming a life…

By |May 16th, 2016|

Today my 59 year old mother got her Masters Degree in Psychology. She was a Crack head who spent 5 years in the penitentiary. She was the lowest of the low she sold everything she had for Crack she stole from her family and she did things that I won’t even mention but I’m posting […]

Food stamps will soon require 20 hours of work or classes in NC

By |May 13th, 2016|

(Reprint from the News & Observer)

Requirement was dropped in 2008 as the recession hit

Feds are restoring it for 23 counties; legislature is adding the other 77 in July

Opponent: ‘It’s part and parcel of a ripping away of the safety net’

Front to back, Shenna Stencil, Sheena Spencer and C. McLean look through lists of current food […]

Kansas Community Kitchen serves food to homeless…with dignity.

By |May 9th, 2016|

The Kansas Community Kitchen serves up food, restaurant style to the homeless. A process that includes greeters, waiters, and a side of respeck.

Homeless VSU students beats the odds to earn her degree

By |May 7th, 2016|

(Reprint from ABC 8 News)

Her journey has been filled with trial, but it’s a story she’ll perhaps someday share with students of her own.
By Nakell Williams

Published: May 6, 2016, 6:06 pm

PETERSBURG, Va- (WRIC) – A young woman who beat some astonishing odds will be among Virginia State University graduates this spring. Twenty-three-year-old Kimberly Edmonds-Best has […]

From homeless to record album, Sarasota street pianist 1 year later

By |May 6th, 2016|

SARASOTA — Donald Gould’s transformation began with a viral video of him,  when he was homeless, playing a piano placed along Main Street.

From sleeping on the street to having his music heard internationally, it’s been a complete 180 degree turnaround for Donald Gould and the whirlwind continues.

The man with the magic fingers is now taking […]