Homeless

Donovan is 11 years old and has an amazing talent for soap making. Now, he is starting his own business, and he is trying to help people in the process, donating to the same organization that helped him and his mother find a home. Read more.   11-Year-Old Killed By Stray Bullet While At Sleepover In Chicago, No […]

Shanesha Taylor, Mom Who Left Kids In Hot Car, Speaks Out Taylor acknowledges that she made a big mistake, and said it was hard to explain to her daughter why she had to be in jail. “I had to explain to her, well, I did something wrong, that’s why I had to go.” But Taylor […]

Despite living at DC homeless shelter, high school senior earns full scholarship at Georgetown University Rashema Melson, an Anacostia High School senior has a 4.0 GPA and just earned a scholarship to Georgetown University. “I feel accomplished,” she tells us. “I feel I did something worthy. I feel like I did it. But I’m not done yet.” What makes […]

When the news broke that Scottsdale, Ariz., homeless mom Shenesha Taylor was arrested last week after leaving her two young children in her SUV while she went on a job interview, the story touched countless people. One woman, Amanda Bishop was inspired to start a fund for Taylor in order to cover the costs of her bail, legal costs, and living […]

In a head-scratching initiative that kicked off during this month’s South By Southwest festival, New York marketing company Bartle Bogle Hogarty has given out 4G hotspots to homeless people along with a promotional T-shirt that says, “I Am a 4G Hotspot.” SEE ALSO: Anti-Kony Group To Air New Video Today Dubbed the Homeless Hotspots Project, […]

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A 23-year-old Iraq War veteran has been charged with the stabbing deaths of four homeless men in a rampage that terrorized Southern California for weeks, prosecutors said Tuesday. No decision had been made about whether prosecutors will seek the death penalty against former Marine Itzcoatl (its-KWAH-tel) Ocampo, authorities said. Each victim […]

A new study released Tuesday by the National Center on Family Homelessness reports that a growing number of children are being left without a roof over their heads as result of America’s economic downturn. SEE ALSO: If Obama Loses, What Will He Do Next? According to the report one in every 45 children in the […]

Homeless veterans are more likely to die on the streets than non-veterans, a new study revealed. Veterans who return from serving and fall straight into homelessness are 11 percentage points more likely to develop life-threatening diseases than non-veteran homeless people, the 100,000 Homeless Campaign concluded in a study published Tuesday. See also: Rep. Charles: Still […]

First lady Michelle Obama rolled up her sleeves to help renovate a house for homeless veterans last night on ABC’s two-hour season premiere of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The episode spotlighted Barbara Marshall, a U.S. Navy veteran, who opened up her home to serve homeless female veterans in N.C. “I hope lots of people will […]

NEW YORK — Orayne Williams was once homeless in the streets of New York, however, with the help of donations from kind benefactors, he managed to get into college where he attained a 3.6 GPA. After his first completed year at Manhattanville College in Westchester, Williams has started his own charity, Progressive People Movement, to […]

A Charlotte organization is bringing smiles and granting birthday wishes for a number of the cities homeless families. This year “Bright Blessings” will serve 3,000 homeless children alone across four counties in the greater Charlotte area. “My son’s birthday was coming up and I wanted it to be better than it was last year, and […]

MCKINNEY, Texas — A 14-year-old named Nicholas Cobb has created a non-profit group providing food and other essentials to the city’s homeless. The Grio reports: It started small with toiletries for the homeless, cleaning supplies for their shelters. Then two years ago, at age 12, he set up Comfort and Joy, a small non-profit with […]