Starbucks and Microsoft to Help Shelter Homeless Families

The Starbucks Foundation and Schultz Family Foundation announced today their support of the annual No Child Sleeps Outside campaign by Mary’s Place. Together with other businesses, they are joining an unprecedented effort to mobilize the community, and contributing over $3 million to provide safe emergency shelter for the estimated 500 unsheltered families in King County,…

Shelter residents pack boxes

The Highland County Homeless Shelter clients have selected Operation Christmas Child for a second year in a row as part of the shelter’s way of giving back to those in need. The project was such a success last year when the homeless shelter had a goal of 50 boxes and ended up packing over 100…

In plan to end homelessness, Matt Talbot will find, pay for apartments

Matt Talbot Kitchen and Outreach, which has long served hot meals to the homeless during the day, will soon offer them something warm at night, too. Beds. The nonprofit announced Monday its role in an ambitious plan to end homelessness in Lincoln — finding and renting apartments for 18 chronically homeless individuals and families, who…

Homeless foundation gets $125,000 pledge from MindBody co-founder

The Homeless Foundation of San Luis Obispo County has received a boost from Rick Stollmeyer, CEO and co-founder of San Luis Obispo-based company MindBody Inc., and his wife, Jill. The Stollmeyers have pledged $125,000 in a matching grant toward the future 40 Prado homeless center in San Luis Obispo, said Dave Cox, executive vice president/general…

Housing offers hope for homeless veterans

A new apartment building on the St. Cloud VA Health Care System campus aims to provide permanent housing for veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The Linden Grove Veteran Apartments on 12th Avenue North has 37 furnished apartments, including studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units. It was a public-private partnership between the VA…

US charity purchases houses to provide homeless people with a future

Source: 9 News A not-for-profit organisation in the US is working to rapidly take homeless people off the streets and place them in homes. The charity’s “housing first” process has already seen 121 people placed into housing, and it’s saving taxpayers’ dollars. Well House aims to buy vacant homes, renovate them so they meet council…

LifeStart Village provides lift to homeless families in suburbia

Source: Salt Lake City Tribune / CHRISTOPHER SMART There is a leafy, well-kept subdivision in this Salt Lake Valley city that doesn’t stand out from other suburbs and to the casual passer-by wouldn’t be recognized as a place where homeless people put their lives and families back together. But at LifeStart Village, 54 families are leading…

More than just a homeless shelter

Source: Sierra Vista Herald / Christine Steele Daniel Isaac is one of the many success stories who have been helped by the Bisbee Coalition for the Homeless and their newly branded Tintown Resource Center. Isaac, who is now an employee for the organization, told the crowd at Friday’s grand opening of the newly expanded shelter…