Homelessness and hunger rose slightly in Chicago in 2013, according to an annual survey by the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Chicago was one of 25 cities surveyed about demand for emergency services.
When Michael Newcombe became an active duty combat engineer for the Army, he had the world on a string, but an injury received in Afghanistan changed all that. Plagued by homelessness, unemployment and addiction, this young veteran refused to give up. This is his story.
The Columbia College student veterans said it was worth enduring a full day and night of single digit and below zero wind chills.
A longtime advocate for the homeless has begun channeling his efforts in a new direction.
The Emanuel administration has launched a new effort to reduce homelessness throughout the city, with help from the private sector, and a focus on young people.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson spent the night at a homeless shelter on Sunday to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s efforts to end poverty in America.
On this day two years ago, a devastating earthquake shook Haiti, killing more than 300,000 people and leaving more than a million homeless. Here is a look at the advances made since.
It’s bad enough not having a place to sleep every night, now things could soon get worse, with homeless people having to prove they don’t have a place to live to get federal assistance. But advocates for the homeless plan to go to Washington, D.C., to try to bring a halt to new federal rules and stop the red tape before it starts.
New numbers out Tuesday reveal child homelessness is up 38% during this recession, which means a staggering 1.6 million American children are homeless annually.
As many as 2,000 people will experience homelessness for one night in the western suburbs, in an effort to draw attention and raise funds for homeless families.
Chicago mayoral candidate Gery Chico laid out proposals to reduce homelessness in the city on Thursday. Newsradio 780’s Debra Dale reports.
A potluck benefit is being held in Evanston Friday night, to keep a beloved crossing guard from becoming homeless.