Local Charity Throws Birthday Parties for Homeless Children"Many, many teens come to the realization this is their first birthday party." - Beth Brockling, Sweet Celebrations
St. Louis County Officials Research Homeless TotalsThe most recent census of homeless showed nearly 500 in St. Louis County, and 108 were children.
Conversations With Veterans: Michael Newcombe's Struggle Post Military LifeWhen Michael Newcombe became an active duty combat engineer for the Army, he had the world on a string, but an injury received in Afghanistan changed all that. Plagued by homelessness, unemployment and addiction, this young veteran refused to give up. This is his story.
St. Patrick Center Renews Efforts to Get Homeless Off StreetsWith yesterday's grand opening of McMurphy's Cafe, the St. Patrick Center continued its effort to train the homeless so they can get jobs and get off the streets.
Operation Reveille Gives Apartments to 50 Homeless Veterans50 chronically homeless veterans are getting apartments as part of St. Louis' Operation Reveille.
Homelessness Down in St. Louis CitySt. Louis saw a decline of seven percent from the previous year.
Results of Homeless Head Count Yet to Be ReleasedRev. Larry Rice says he thinks the city is embarrassed by the high number of homeless living on the streets of St. Louis.
Viral Video by SLU Students Helps Homeless Man Find a HomeA video uploaded to YouTube shows SLU basketball player Austin McBroom and his friend Blake Carelli picking up Michael Chaney from a downtown sidewalk on Sunday. Then, they treated him to lunch, a haircut, and some new clothes.
SLU Basketball Player Helps Homeless Man in Viral VideoAustin McBroom and his friend Blake Carelli treated a homeless man to a meal, a haircut, and some new clothes.
Rev. Rice Hosts Night Out With Homeless, Bemoans City Pressure"You can own your own building but if you own it and try to sleep on it, you get arrested. You sleep on the sidewalk, you get arrested."
Mayor Announces Plan To End Homelessness, Advocate Skeptical"We could reach a point, eighteen months from now, where we have in fact ended chronic homelessness in St. Louis."
Homeless Return To County Council, Ask For Another Shelter"In the wintertime, when it's cold...every news station says 'bring your pets in tonight, don't let them stay out in the cold.' Are we no better than pets?"