When 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.
With 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.
50 chronically homeless veterans are getting apartments as part of St. Louis’ Operation Reveille.
St. Louis saw a decline of seven percent from the previous year.
Rev. Larry Rice says he thinks the city is embarrassed by the high number of homeless living on the streets of St. Louis.
A 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.
Austin McBroom and his friend Blake Carelli treated a homeless man to a meal, a haircut, and some new clothes.
“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.”
“We could reach a point, eighteen months from now, where we have in fact ended chronic homelessness in St. Louis.”
“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?”