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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

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

Colin Duerr

Local Filmmaker Releases Documentary on ‘Dreadlock Mike’

Quietly working on a documentary about the homeless people in Detroit, Colin had filmed and interviewed Dreadlock Mike a few years ago, and with the news of his death, he felt compelled to finish it. Colin edited it into a short-profiling documentary about Dreadlock Mike, telling the story and message of Michael Alston for the way he should be remembered.

CBS 62–08/12/2013

Getty Images, File

ACLU: Detroit Police Dumping Homeless Outside City

The ACLU is accusing Detroit police of removing homeless people from Greektown and dropping them off miles away.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/18/2013

Cindy with her daughter. (credit/ WWJ Marie Osborne)

Finding A Home For Christmas: One Local Mom’s Story

In this Christmas season, hundreds of families across the metro Detroit area are calling a homeless shelter home.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/24/2012

Metro Detroit To Get $4.2M For Housing, Homelessness Programs

Metro Detroit will receive $4.2 million in federal funding to promote affordable housing, fight homelessness and boost the local economy.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/31/2012

WWJ Photo/Kasey Stoddart

Report: Homelessness Declines In Michigan

The report, presented by leaders of Michigan’s Campaign to End Homelessness, shows that there were 6,143 fewer Michigan residents who were homeless for any part of 2011 than who were homeless during 2010.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/16/2012

Photo Credit: blighbusters.org

Best Volunteer Opportunities For Kids In Detroit

Volunteering not only teaches kids about the needs of others, it also instills in them a sense of responsibility and purpose. These local volunteer opportunities give kids a chance to make a difference in their own community.

04/13/2012