On a cold winter night, Sandy Norton is reading herself to sleep. She’s wrapped in a blanket, in the front seat of her car. Norton is the face of the working poor.
A new campaign hatched in Minneapolis is tapping into one of America’s most powerful demographics to help put an end to youth homelessness.
Hennepin County held its 12th annual Project Homeless Connect Monday. The event is a one stop shop for people who are either homeless or close to being homeless.
The latest survey found that more than 1,400 people are homeless in Anoka County, and nearly 600 are children in families. Even more startling is the increase in young adults ages 18 to 21 who are homeless.
On any given night in the Twin Cities, there are roughly 1,000 people who don’t have a place to sleep. If all of the homeless shelters are filled to capacity, only 30 percent of the need is met.
Authorities have identified the homeless man who died Wednesday morning after starting a fire to keep warm in a vacant Minneapolis house.
Carrie Sewald-Hester homeschools her kids during the day, but they’re also learning lessons at night.
The chill of fall and freeze of winter is not the kind of weather you’d want to spend a lot of time outside in.
A new government report says homelessness is up slightly in Minnesota and down in Wisconsin.
Twice a month, WCCO-TV gets to do something pretty fun — surprise someone who’s helping others. This week’s Making a Difference award is going to Ron Johnson who volunteers his time at a non-profit that helps people transition out of poverty and homelessness.
A North Minneapolis organization was able to serve its community Easter dinner today, thanks to WCCO-TV viewers.
Fed up with violence in her neighborhood, Jariland Spence turned her former sewing shop into a center for people in need. Now, however, she’s hoping her non-profit, which relies on donations, can get a second chance, too, and just in time for Easter weekend.
A new Hennepin County exhibit strives to make sure that homeless people are not faceless.
Homelessness is not just an urban problem, as some Twin Cities suburban counties report a striking surge in the number of people without a place to live.
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is appearing at a supportive housing facility for veterans on Sunday to promote a bill aimed at putting more homeless veterans in similar housing situations.