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Efforts Underway To Help Homeless Get Shelter During Winter Storm

With temperatures expected at record lows – there’s an effort underway to help get the homeless into shelters.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/05/2014

Teens spend the night outside in below freezing temperatures to raise awareness of homelessness. (Credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Teens Sleep Outside In Freezing Temps To Raise Awareness Of Homeless

A group of teenagers got a first-hand look at what it’s like to spend the night without electricity, or even a roof over their heads.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/27/2013

Woman Gets Time In Federal Prison For Stealing Homeless Aid

An Oakland County woman who admitted to stealing $380,000 from a program for the homeless has been sentenced to 32 months in federal prison.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/21/2013

Officials Ask Homeless To Leave Camp Near Freeway

“Frankly it’s a safety issue and obviously a public health issue as well.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/11/2013

WWJ's Beth Fisher and Envoy Terry Gaster ringing the bell as part of the Red Kettle Campaign. (WWJ/Beth Fisher)

Shorter Season, Greater Need As Red Kettle Campaign Rings For Salvation Army

The goal for the campaign in southeast Michigan is $8.75 million … which funds Salvation Army programs all year long.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/07/2013

Debra Bowers

Debra Bower: A Difference Maker In The Community

She’s founder of “Sunshine’s Always Brighter With A 2nd Chance,” a transitional home for homeless women and their children.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/25/2013

(credit: Neighborhood Services Organization)

Iconic Michigan Bell Building Rededicated As Center For Homeless

What was once an abandoned building contributing to urban blight is now part of a resurging neighborhood on Detroit’s west side.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/23/2013

Men Who Fought Panhandling Law Each Get $6,500

Two men who successfully fought the state’s panhandling law after being arrested in Grand Rapids in 2011 will each get $6,500 as part of a $48,000 settlement with the city.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/12/2013

Crews clean up the underpass at I-75 at Springwells. (credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

Trash Removed, Homeless Relocated In Underpass Cleanup Effort

MSP Lt. Mike Shaw says where the city’s homeless gather, you’ll find large piles of debris.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/25/2013

WWJ Photo/Kasey Stoddart

Report: Homelessness In Michigan Continues To Decline

A deeper look at homelessness statistics shows signs of an improving economy.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/21/2013

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