8-YO and mom hand out supplies to Oakland’s homeless 

Eight-year-old A.J. Jackson is a little boy with a big heart, especially when it comes to homeless people. “When I see them on the street I feel bad because they are on the street. They don’t have any shelter or food or water. I just wanted to help them,” said A.J.For the past few months,…

Ozark City Schools provides hope, resources for homeless students

Inside school walls, students may appear to have their needs met and a place to go home to after the last bell. But in reality, there is a hidden population of homeless children. “We have several students that are classified as homeless. We have several that have come here because they have nowhere to go….

Volunteers stitch together comfort for homeless students

While watching television one night, Jamie Cochran was struck with an idea. The news featured two East Coast women and the waterproof crocheted mats they made to keep homeless people in their town warm and dry. As federal programs secretary for Reynolds School District, she knew of many students who were considered homeless. So Cochran…

UCLA Student-run shelter opens doors to homeless students

Volunteers and residents of a new shelter for homeless students spent their first night getting to know each other, having dinner and watching TV. Bruin Shelter, one of the country’s first student-run homeless shelters for students, officially opened its doors last week. The shelter will house nine UCLA and Santa Monica College students ages 18…

Program helps homeless students succeed in school

Source: Local 10 News / Ben Kennedy A South Florida program is working to help thousands of homeless students have the resources they need to succeed in school. Project UP-START provides support to more than 6,000 homeless students within Miami-Dade County. They have a store-like room filled with donations like backpacks, supplies, clothing and even food….

Volunteers fill 1,000 backpacks for homeless students in Oakland County

Source C&G Newspapers / Kayla Dimick The first day of school is looming, and for some kids in Oakland County, that means going back to class without school supplies. According to Susan Benson, director of Oakland Schools Homeless Student Education Services, one out of every 47 students in Oakland Schools will experience homelessness in their school…

Project H.O.M.E. provides shelter for homeless high school students

Source: WCBD / Tori Bolt Homeless students at R.B. Stall High School in North Charleston may soon have a roof over their head thanks to a new project in the works. Project H.O.M.E. stands for “Helping Others Mirror Excellence.” is an initiative by R.B. Stall High School principal Kim Wilson, to provide a home to displaced…

Local charity helping students living in poverty

Source: Local8now.com  Almost 400,000 kids in Tennessee are living in poverty. The need for help is greater than ever. Knoxville Pays It Forward helps low income families. Recently they’ve been hit with a lot demand for help. “In the past few weeks we’ve really been hit hard from a lot of people who have been…

Maracay Homes assisting with back-to-school shoe drive

Maracay Homes is teaming up with Fans Across America Charitable Foundation for the fourth year in a row to provide daily living items to homeless students, families in transition and victims of domestic violence. Needed items include: Socks: black and white in children’s and adult sizes Underwear: all children’s and adult sizes Shoes: boys’ and…

Supportive housing helps homeless PTSD sufferers rebuild life

As rocks go, they are nothing special. But to her they are precious stones. She has written messages on them to lift her spirits when a lifetime filled with trauma causes them to sag. “I am loved,” reads one of the rocks. “Faith,” reads another. Dickinson, 50, lives in Village on Wiley, a supportive housing…