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.
SOUTH HAVEN | Two events are in the works to continue to support Gabriel's Horn Shelter.
Offering perspective on today's issues
VALPARAISO | A new day center for homeless women could open by September thanks to efforts of local churches.
VALPARAISO | The homeless problem in Porter County is growing, but a coalition is working on a plan it hopes will end homelessness within 10 years.
GARY | Fifteen local veterans now will have a chance to find a home of their own thanks to a grant from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development's Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program.
VALPARAISO | Youths looking for a safe place to seek help soon will have dozens of locations in the city, including city buildings and buses.
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