Dozens of homeless women got a new look on Monday when a Center City mission turned itself in to a free hair salon.
Fareeda Mabry of Darby has a room filled with comforters and blankets. She’s collecting them for the homeless, something she knows a lot about.
There’s a project underway in a local arts community to create 300 “gifts of warmth” for the homeless before Thanksgiving, and the center of the action is on S 20th Street between Chestnut and Sansom Streets.
A homeless man pled guilty today before a common pleas judge, for the sexual attack of a woman inside a Bella Vista coffee house last March where the woman worked. KYWS John McDevitt was in the courtroom at Philadelphia’s Criminal Justice Center this morning.
A homeless man is jailed on charges he raped a woman while both were volunteering for Habitat for Humanity in southwestern Pennsylvania.
Ultrarunning is not for the faint of heart — or legs — but that’s what hundreds of strong-willed souls will be doing in a 24-hour race ending at 10 on Sunday morning.
Police have called off their investigation into a possible makeshift graveyard for the homeless near New Jersey’s capital city after a two-day search turned up empty.
City officials have announced the results of a survey of the city’s homeless conducted this week.
Volunteers fanned out across the city before dawn, interviewing homeless people with the goal of getting the most vulnerable and sick off the streets and into permanent homes.
“If you go around some of our hotels in Center City, go around the Reading Terminal, you would see first-hand what it is I’m talking about,” councilman Frank DiCicco said.
On Wednesday, a bulldozer moved several truckloads of litter and debris off of the state-owned property on Linden Street right next to where several dozen homeless people have been camped since last year.
Reducing Atlantic City’s homeless population is a key element of a new effort to help the struggling casino resort get back on its feet after more than four years of plunging revenues, lost market share and layoffs.
Lang says free Sunday breakfast is a big draw, but not the only one, “this is a beautiful place to come, because they feed us breakfast on Sundays. They feed us three times a week.”
Legendary Flyers goalie Bernie Parent will act as honorary chairman next week at a special gala to benefit the homeless in Philadelphia.
So what would you do if you found nearly $1,500 in cash in an envelope lying on the ground? A homeless man in Chester County encountered that exact scenario and turned the money into police.