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Homelessness

LaPorte County Home could be in jeopardy

LAPORTE | For over 100 years, the LaPorte County Home has been a shelter for the homeless, but its future now appears in serious jeopardy.

August 28, 2014 12:00 am
1st Source Bank donated house to Habitat for Humanity

1st Source Bank donated house to Habitat for Humanity

VALPARAISO | 1st Source Bank has donated the home at 403 Indiana Ave. to Habitat for Humanity. 

July 31, 2014 2:57 pm

Housing Opportunities in the running for project with Ty Pennington

VALPARAISO | Ty Pennington could be coming to Valparaiso.

June 29, 2014 3:00 pm
Defining poverty difficult, but essential to fighting region epidemic

Defining poverty difficult, but essential to fighting region epidemic

Tina, a 36-year-old mother of three in South Haven, defines it as the fight to find work when every broken-down car means another lost employment opportunity.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Valpo men's homeless shelter seeks volunteers

Valpo men's homeless shelter seeks volunteers

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.

March 23, 2014 6:20 pm Photos

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With all our resources, no one should be homeless

One million are homeless, 100,000 of them are children.

March 02, 2014 12:00 am
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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Enumerating the stories of region homelessness

Enumerating the stories of region homelessness

For Glen Ellis, it's a felony drug conviction and subsequent release from prison.

January 29, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Dayspring expands services for homeless women

VALPARAISO | When the Dayspring Center for homeless women opened its doors in October 2012, organizers expected to serve about two dozen women.

December 29, 2013 5:37 pm
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The Daily Fix

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December 15, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Poverty surrounds you; how will you respond?

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Poverty surrounds you; how will you respond?

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.

November 24, 2013 12:00 am
Video highlights plight of Porter County's homeless youth

Video highlights plight of Porter County's homeless youth

VALPARAISO | Joey Furdeck learned first-hand about the harsh reality of homeless children in Porter County after volunteering his time with Housing Opportunities.

November 09, 2013 8:15 pm Video

Portage commission contributes to two local initiatives, skips regional contribution

PORTAGE | The Portage Redevelopment Commission on Friday approved contributing to two local groups to fight substance abuse and homelessness.

September 06, 2013 2:33 pm

Portage schools work to help students who are homeless

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.

August 24, 2013 6:00 pm

Center Township chips in for homelessness position

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.

August 21, 2013 6:00 pm

County contributes $20,000 to effort to end homelessness

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.

August 12, 2013 12:00 am
Towle Theater offers gritty, heartwarming urban musical

Towle Theater offers gritty, heartwarming urban musical

HAMMOND | More than 12 years ago the creative staff at Towle Theater first heard the incredible music for the musical "Brooklyn."

July 07, 2013 12:00 am
Walkers in Gary raise money to help women and children

Walkers in Gary raise money to help women and children

GARY | More than 300 people took steps Saturday to end homelessness at the 14th annual Sojourner Truth House Walk 2013 at Froebel Alumni Park.

June 08, 2013 8:00 pm Photos

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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

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'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
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