VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Men's Overnight Homeless Shelter Coalition has more clients than it can handle, and it needs more volunteers to handle the ones it does care for.
One million are homeless, 100,000 of them are children.
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.
For Glen Ellis, it's a felony drug conviction and subsequent release from prison.
VALPARAISO | When the Dayspring Center for homeless women opened its doors in October 2012, organizers expected to serve about two dozen women.
Offering perspective on today's issues
Today is the last day of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (Nov. 18-24). But we all know both hunger and homelessness will continue to confront us day after day after day. It's not going away just because the week dedicated to awareness has ended.
VALPARAISO | Joey Furdeck learned first-hand about the harsh reality of homeless children in Porter County after volunteering his time with Housing Opportunities.
PORTAGE | The Portage Redevelopment Commission on Friday approved contributing to two local groups to fight substance abuse and homelessness.
PORTAGE | Nearly 2 percent of Portage Township Schools students are homeless, according to a report filed with the Indiana Department of Education by the district.
VALPARAISO | The Center Township Board voted to contribute $5,000 a year for two years to the county effort to end homelessness, but might not be able to give Valparaiso Schools $700 for a month of drug testing.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners approved contributing $10,000 in local income tax money during each of the next two years to hire a part-time person to implement a 10-year plan to help end homelessness locally.
HAMMOND | More than 12 years ago the creative staff at Towle Theater first heard the incredible music for the musical "Brooklyn."
GARY | More than 300 people took steps Saturday to end homelessness at the 14th annual Sojourner Truth House Walk 2013 at Froebel Alumni Park.
GARY | Construction of a 60-unit, two-story development to house the homeless is under way in Gary.
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 | More than 360 people are homeless in Porter County, and 148 of them are children.
PORTER COUNTY | Your gift to 17 local nonprofits is matched on Nov. 8 only.
BURNS HARBOR | It's taken Jenny Bettenhausen a while to find her calling in life.
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