Man Camping Out On Michigan Avenue To Raise Awareness For HomelessnessFrom a ward of the state, to a community activist, a Chicago man is leading a "sleep-out" to highlight homelessness.
Housing For Homeless Veterans Opening At Hines VA HospitalA window of opportunity was opening Friday morning for the approximately 1,000 homeless veterans living in Chicago.
Survey: Homelessness, Hunger Rose In Chicago In 2013Homelessness 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.
Conversations With Veterans: Michael Newcombe's Struggle Post Military LifeWhen 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.
Veterans Camp Out In Icy Weather To Raise Awareness Of HomelessnessThe Columbia College student veterans said it was worth enduring a full day and night of single digit and below zero wind chills.
Homeless Advocate Staging Play About His Father's StruggleA longtime advocate for the homeless has begun channeling his efforts in a new direction.
City's New Homelessness Strategy Focusing On YouthsThe 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.
Jackson Spends Night At Homeless Shelter For King's BirthdayThe 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.
Haiti Still Suffering, But Advancing, 2 Years After EarthquakeOn 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.
Homeless Advocates Protest New Rules For Federal AidIt'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.
Homeless Youth Population Spiking Amid RecessionNew numbers out Tuesday reveal child homelessness is up 38% during this recession, which means a staggering 1.6 million American children are homeless annually.
Up To 2,000 To Experience Homelessness For 1 NightAs 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.