Homelessness

Thumbnail one la iaf meeting eric garcetti Affordable housing may soon get $75 million in funding thanks to efforts of interfaith organization

This summer could mark the beginning of more affordable housing for the city of Los Angeles — where the housing shortage and skyrocketing rents...

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Thumbnail the center blessed sacrament A safe space for Hollywood’s homeless

It starts with a cup of coffee. Some quiet time to reflect. A thought of the day. Donated pastries. The Center, which operates in a renovated...

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Thumbnail homelessness in los angles Beyond Numbers: Homelessness in Los Angeles

When things got really bad growing up in Inglewood, Rasheed Ali Claiborne’s single mom always told him and his four siblings to pray. Hard. Real...

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Thumbnail cemetery credit sherry v smith via wwwshutterstockcom cna 11 2 15 Chicago Catholic cemeteries give a proper burial to those who died on the fringes

Chicago’s Catholic cemeteries have helped bury the bodies of about 200 unidentified and unclaimed persons in recent years. One of the priests...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 203463586 City of Los Angeles to convert motels to house homeless veterans

The City of Los Angeles has unveiled a new plan to find housing for homeless veterans. The plan would create 500 apartments for the area’s...

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Thumbnail skid row la Corrected homeless count not ‘good news’

On May 4, the city-county agency that is charged with counting the homeless here in the Southland released its January 2016 count with much fanfare...

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Thumbnail la homeless count george thomas COUNTED: ‘Heartbreaking’ homeless numbers on Skid Row

We left the Los Angeles Mission’s 156,000-square-foot building at 303 East Fifth Street a little past 9 o’clock on Thursday evening, Jan. 28. Both...

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Thumbnail sister judy vaughn Creating a life: Sister Judy’s life at Alexandria House

“It’s starting. We’re starting,” calls out Sister Judy Vaughn, walking out of the kitchen at Alexandria House, a transitional home for homeless...

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Thumbnail post2 Crespi Carmelite H.S. students live Carmelite spirit through IMPACT program

Last month, students at Crespi Carmelite High School in Encino served the needy at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, preparing meals for more...

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Thumbnail homeless credit rui duarte via flickr cc by nc 20 filter added cna Denver event hopes to change how society views homeless people

When volunteers from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development counted the number of homeless people in Colorado one night last year,...

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Thumbnail outside a homeless shelter credit adrian fallace via flickr cc by nc nd 20 cna Denver to provide lockers for city's homeless

Denver, Colo., May 27, 2017 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In response to Denver's large homeless population, the city is providing lockers for the...

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Thumbnail homeless man credit franco folini cc by sa 20 cna us catholic news 9 14 11 Despite improvements, still 'a long way to go' for US homeless

A new report on homelessness shows some improvements in the country's response to those who are without shelter, but also a need for continued...

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Thumbnail chiesa san callisto interno credit lor cna Dinner and a warm place to sleep: How Rome is reaching out to the homeless

Rome, Italy, Jan 15, 2017 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As colder weather settled over Rome last week, two area charities have found ways to reach...

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Thumbnail domestic violence shelter la Domestic violence shelter suffers deep cuts

The letter the Los Angeles House of Ruth got from the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority came straight out of the blue last April. It said the...

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Thumbnail la nuns assist elderly homeless Elderly homelessness a continuing trend

At an age when most women are enjoying retirement, many are finding themselves unemployed and forced to live on the streets or in...

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Thumbnail shyla montoya with pope francis 9716 cna From homeless to meeting the Pope – a story of inspiration

Vatican City, Sep 27, 2016 / 04:33 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Tanya Cangelosi never imagined that she would one day be bringing homeless people on...

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Thumbnail measure h los angeles Homeless advocate is ‘hopeful’

In March, voters in Los Angeles County approved Measure H, a quarter-cent sales tax increase to fight homelessness. During the next three years,...

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Thumbnail pamela wells ‘I couldn’t fall asleep’

During one bad stretch when she was homeless for almost 5 1/2  years, Pamela Walls, 57, remembers how she didn’t take a shower for eight days. “I...

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