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Schools grapple on front line with homeless children

Schools grapple on front line with homeless children

Licensed clinical social worker Brenda Comer conducts a group counseling session with teenagers at the Crisis Center in Gary.

April 25, 2014 4:42 pm
Schools grapple on front line with homeless children

Schools grapple on front line with homeless children

Licensed clinical social worker Brenda Comer conducts a group counseling session with teenagers at the Crisis Center in Gary.

April 25, 2014 4:42 pm
Schools grapple on front line with homeless children

Schools grapple on front line with homeless children

The boy's recreation and television room at the Crisis Center in Gary.

April 25, 2014 4:42 pm
Schools grapple on front line with homeless children

Schools grapple on front line with homeless children

A teenage girl's bed sits in a dorm room at the Crisis Center in Gary.

April 25, 2014 4:42 pm
Schools grapple on front line with homeless children

Schools grapple on front line with homeless children

Licensed clinical social worker Brenda Comer conducts a group counseling session with teenagers at the Crisis Center in Gary.

April 25, 2014 4:42 pm
Gary celebrates new building for the homeless

Gary celebrates new building for the homeless

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.

February 02, 2014 2:45 pm Photos

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Homeless man struck, killed by train in Chesterton

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.

January 27, 2014 7:14 pm

HUD conducts street count every other year

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.

November 28, 2013 12:00 am

HUD reports decline in U.S., state homeless

The number of homeless individuals has continued to decline nationally over the past three years, federal officials said.

November 21, 2013 6:45 pm

Michigan City looks for answer to question of homelessness

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.

October 14, 2013 2:25 pm

Dems displaced poor, now building apartments

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.

April 17, 2013 12:00 am
Construction under way on Gary homeless housing project

Construction under way on Gary homeless housing project

GARY | Construction of a 60-unit, two-story development to house the homeless is under way in Gary.

March 26, 2013 5:00 pm Photos

Photos

Annual count gives snapshot of homelessness in region, country

Annual count gives snapshot of homelessness in region, country

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.

January 30, 2013 10:00 pm Related
'They don't want to be homeless'

'They don't want to be homeless'

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.

January 30, 2013 1:58 pm

Homeless count to take place Wednesday in Lake County

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.

January 28, 2013 12:00 am
'I feel I have to give back'

'I feel I have to give back'

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.

January 25, 2013 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: For the homeless, hunger is no game

YOUNG VOICES: For the homeless, hunger is no game

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.

November 19, 2012 12:00 am
Valparaiso overnight homeless shelters seek volunteers, sites

Valparaiso overnight homeless shelters seek volunteers, sites

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.

October 19, 2012 5:45 pm Photos

Photos

Dyer United Methodist volunteers pass out food to homeless in Chicago

Dyer United Methodist volunteers pass out food to homeless in Chicago

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.

September 17, 2012 1:24 pm

Homeless families need transitional housing solution

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.

May 08, 2012 12:00 am
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