When Michael Newcombe became an active duty combat engineer for the Army, he had the world on a string, but an injury received in Afghanistan changed all that. Plagued by homelessness, unemployment and addiction, this young veteran refused to give up. This is his story.
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.
A deeper look at homelessness statistics shows signs of an improving economy.
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.
The ACLU is accusing Detroit police of removing homeless people from Greektown and dropping them off miles away.
In this Christmas season, hundreds of families across the metro Detroit area are calling a homeless shelter home.
Metro Detroit will receive $4.2 million in federal funding to promote affordable housing, fight homelessness and boost the local economy.
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.
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.