With a gently winding foyer staircase, sunlight streaming through windows and hardwood style floors underfoot, a new residential facility designed to serve the homeless feels more like a college dorm.
CHESTERTON | A 49-year-old man was struck by a train and killed Sunday afternoon near the intersection of 15th Street and the Northfolk Southern Railroad tracks.
The homeless people who live outside of shelters or who don't seek services are included as part of the national estimate, federal officials said.
The number of homeless individuals has continued to decline nationally over the past three years, federal officials said.
Instead of shuffling the homeless from shelter to shelter, Michigan City officials are looking at the possibility of having a more stable place that also helps get people without a home back on their feet.
Democrats created thousands of homeless people when they tore down Cabrini-Green, the Taylor apartments, thousands of Gary houses, and foreclosed on people whom the Democrats allowed to buy houses they couldn’t afford.
GARY | Construction of a 60-unit, two-story development to house the homeless is under way in Gary.
GARY | Ed Tonaszewski was thrilled to move into a little house in Gary's Black Oak neighborhood with the mother of his two children and her child.
Sharron Liggins, of the Continuum of Care Network of Northwest Indiana, visits with a boy who lives with his mother and sister at The Ark shelter, a transitional housing shelter for women and children.
Continuum of Care Network of NWI will conduct a street count of homeless individuals in Lake County on Wednesday as part of the 2013 Point-In-Time Count coordinated by Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, the state housing finance agency, and the Local Regional Planning Council.
Volunteers huddled in teams, stuffing surveys and sharpened pencils into their backpacks. They grabbed a last cup of hot coffee, and headed out into the cold Tuesday night for Chicago's point-in-time homeless count.
I'm not too proud to beg! Actually, I realized I am, which is why I spent most of last Friday hungry. I got to have the unique experience of walking a mile in someone else’s shoes as a participant in a homelessness awareness sleepout.
VALPARAISO | Leaders of overnight shelter programs for homeless single men and women are hoping to enlist the aid of more volunteers, churches and other organizations.
DYER | On September 8, several volunteers from Dyer United Methodist Church gave up their Saturday to participate in the church’s day of service in Chicago. The day was organized by the Mission Team and the youth group as a part of Dyer UMC’s Labors of Love September Service Drive.
I am writing this letter because I have tried to contact the mayor of East Chicago about an issue prevalent in all of our communities —family homelessness. Currently in East Chicago, The Salvation Army is the only facility that assists with temporary shelter for homeless individuals.
GARY | When hundreds of walkers gather at Sojourner Truth House on May 5, they will unite in taking steps to end homelessness and break the cycle of poverty.
LANSING | The National Junior Honor Society at Memorial Junior High School participated in a charity program which involved running a jean collection drive sponsored by the DoSomething Organization in collaboration with Aeropostale.
Memorial Junior High School students, from left, are Emily Dykema, Mitchell Taylor and Haley Henning with some of the 300 pairs of jeans collected for homeless teens in the area.
Sharron Liggins, with Continuum of Care Network, left, and volunteers Karen Kroczek and Carol Ring on Wednesday conduct a survey of the homeless population in Northwest Indiana, including the Bakery House men's shelter in Gary.
Sharron Liggins, with Continuum of Care Network, left, conducts a survey Wednesday with Jimmie Campbell, a resident at Brother's Keeper men's shelter in Gary. The Continuum of Care Network is doing a Point-In-Time Count of the homeless population in Northwest Indiana.
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