Homelessness

State Officials Announce Major Plan To Combat HomelessnessThe plan was announced along with new numbers showing a 10 percent decline in homelessness last year. There was an even larger decrease in the number of families with children without housing.
West St. Paul Police Officer Pays To Repair Homeless Family's TruckA Twin Cities family starting the year in difficult circumstances is thanking a watchful community member for stepping in.
Nearly $4,000 Of Supplies Stolen From Homelessness Nonprofit On ChristmasSomeone broke in through a window of Small Sums -- a St. Paul nonprofit -- and took the resources they provide to the homeless.
Minneapolis Man Spends Nights Handing Out Thousands Of Sandwiches To HomelessA short, online documentary about Allan Law and his one man charity, Minneapolis Recreation Development, has gone viral. He's been giving out sandwiches and other essentials on the streets for years.
Crystal Church Hands Out Winter Survival Backpacks To HomelessThe Serenity Village Community Church of Crystal gathers every Saturday to hand out sandwiches to the homeless in south Minneapolis. The church decided this holiday sesaon people needed a bit more.
Lonsdale Woman Crochets Hundreds Of Scarves For The HomelessElizabeth Sammons was born with a heart defect and in June, at the age of 31, she had a heart transplant. Sammons was out at Valley Park in St. Paul Saturday giving back.
Heart Transplant Survivor Works To Warm The HomelessElizabeth Sammons was born with a heart defect. In June at the age of 31 she had a heart transplant. Now, she spends her time helping the homeless by crocheting scarves to help them stay warm. Elizabeth Sammons has spent countless hours crocheting scarves for the homeless.
'Keys For Heroes' Aims To End Homelessness Among Minn. VeteransJust in time for Veteran's Day Wednesday, the Minnesota Department of Veteran's Affairs is launching a new initiative called "Keys for Heroes."
Youth Homelessness Highlighted In Twin Cities Film FestThe Twin Cities Film Fest is bringing social awareness to the community. Its "Changemaker Series" is highlighting the issue of youth homelessness. The festival partnered with YouthLink to help viewers walk a mile in the shoes of someone experiencing homelessness.
Twins Cities Youth Sleep Outside To Raise Awareness Of HomelessnessAs the cold weather comes in, many families don't have a warm place to sleep. That's why hundreds of teenagers are sleeping outside Friday morning to raise awareness about homelessness.
Coon Rapids To Open Transitional Housing For Homeless Young AdultsIt's estimated that in the Anoka-Hennepin School district, more than 500 of the county's youth spend their nights without a secure place to call home.
For Formerly Homeless Veteran, Marathon Is About Much More Than RunningTens of thousands of people are a night's sleep away Saturday from doing something less than 1 percent of the U.S. population ever does: finishing a marathon. For one of those runners, it was a much more grueling path to the starting line than long training runs.

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