TAG: HOMELESS


Stories From Skid Row: Homeless in High School

Jazzmine was told she wouldn’t graduate after her family became homeless. Hope Gardens helped her get her life back. BY UNION RESCUE MISSION STORIES FROM SKID ROW Editor’s Note: Jazzmine’s story is part of the Union Rescue Mission’s “Stories From Skid Row” videos available on the organization’s website, URM.org. Hope Gardens We believe no child should be raised on the dangerous, unforgiving streets of Los Angeles. Yet economic circumstances, illness, and abuse are forcing...

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4-Year-Old Gives Sandwiches and Love To Homeless [VIDEO]

Delivering chicken sandwiches to the homeless is “just the right thing to do,” said 4-year-old Austin Perine of Birmingham, Alabama, in a video interview with a CBS Evening News reporter that’s gone viral. Austin, who dresses up with a super hero cape for his weekly rounds among the homeless, tells each person, “don’t forget to show love” after he gives out a sandwich. When Austin first learned that people were homeless,...

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Skid Row: Not By Bread Alone

The homeless on LA’s Skid Row are in desperate straits, but giving them more food will not solve their problems Editor’s Note (World Magazine): This article includes disturbing and graphic descriptions of homeless life in LA’s Skid Row. On a warm Friday afternoon in downtown Los Angeles’ Skid Row, the acrid stench of fresh-spilled blood stung the congealed odors of fossilized urine and unwashed feet. A man whom locals call Turban...

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Jewelry Company The Giving Keys Employs LA Homeless

Jewelry company The Giving Keys offers hope, strength by employing the homeless Last Sunday’s Closer, NBC’s Morgan Radford visits the Giving Keys factory in Los Angeles, where the company is helping people transition out of homelessness and offering a chance at redemption. On the Web: The Giving Keys – A Pay It Forward Company Photo: The Giving Keys Facebook...

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Salvation Army Breaks Ground on 64-Unit Bell Oasis Apartments For Vets, Homeless

BELL — Construction of 64 affordable studio apartments for the homeless began in earnest on Monday as the Salvation Army hosted the official groundbreaking ceremony adjacent to the organization’s existing Bell Shelter. The permanent supportive dwellings, named the Bell Oasis Apartments, are planned for U.S. veterans, including those facing chronic mental illness or disability and chronic homelessness. The complex is scheduled to open in Spring 2018. Salvation Army So Cal: Not...

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Hearts of Hope Gala – Union Rescue Mission

The annual Hearts for Hope Gala allows guests and sponsors to make a difference in the lives of the precious women and children at Union Rescue Mission’s Hope Gardens Family Center.  Guests have the opportunity to win items at our silent and live auctions, as well as enjoy a delicious dinner with live entertainment all while supporting a good cause. This year’s event is On the Trail of Hope on Saturday,...

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