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(Jerry Tucker is a vendor of "One Step Away," a newspaper aimed at raising awareness about homelessness and providing employment for those in need.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia’s Newspaper of Homelessness Marks Its 5th Anniversary

The newspaper has helped hundreds of men and women get back on their feet by letting them keep most of the revenue from their sales.

12/16/2014

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Gauging Poverty And Academic Performance

Homelessness and other factors in a student’s environment are predictors of chronic absenteeism and low achievement.

12/03/2014

Reginald Allen (L) & Scott Cronin (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Homeless Man Uses Philadelphia Marathon To Help Lift His Life

The GORE-TEX Philadelphia Marathon is this coming weekend, and 42-year-old Reginald Allen is using it to help put his past under his feet.

11/17/2014

(Volunteer attorneys help the homeless and near-homeless obtain birth certificates, at an event organized by Peco.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Volunteer Attorneys Help Indigent Philadelphians Get Government ID

About 60 attorneys, including about 25 provided by Peco, helped homeless (or nearly homeless) Philadelphians apply for a birth certificate.

11/03/2014

Photo Courtesy of Michael Newcombe

Conversations With Veterans: Michael Newcombe’s Struggle Post Military Life

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.

10/23/2014

(Brittney Chokpelle, formerly homeless, leads the ribbon-cutting for a new facility for homeless mothers.  Photo by Dustin Wingate)

New Help in Roxborough for Homeless Teenage Moms

The two-year, $5-million renovation doubles the agency’s capacity to house teenage mothers, while providing support services such as job training and parenting classes.

07/31/2014

(Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Big Homeless Enclave In Camden, NJ Is Evacuated, Then Leveled

Camden County spokesman Dan Keashen says 45 homeless people have been moved to shelters and to addiction treatment.

07/14/2014

(Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Delco Homeless Families Get A Day of Escapist Fun

A moonbounce and a waterslide were among the many activities being offered today to kids outside the Wesley House Homeless Shelter.

06/27/2014

(Cranford Coulter.  Photo provided)

Montco Man Sidesteps Personal Adversity To Continue Mission of Feeding Homeless

Every Thursday, Cranford Coulter spends the day in his kitchen preparing gallons of homemade soup. Every Thursday night, he feeds hundreds of homeless people in Philadelphia. He almost lost his own home.

06/19/2014

(Homeless people huddle under a highway overpass on the edge of Old City Philadelphia.  File photo by Dawn Pratson)

Volunteers Fan Out Across Philadelphia, Reaching Out To Homeless in Frigid Weather

This survey comes during the coldest month of January in a decade.

01/30/2014

(File photo by Ed Fischer)

Charitable Groups Gear Up As Overnight Temperatures Set to Plummet

Philadelphia city officials joined forces with volunteers working to protect the most vulnerable population — the city’s homeless — from the frigid, potentially deadly cold snap.

01/06/2014

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Educating Statistics About Homeless Children

In the school year 2011-2012, from pre-school through high school, 1.2 million kids were homeless – and that number has been increasing in recent years.

12/04/2013

Attendees hold signs with names of those who died. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Many Gather At Thomas Paine Plaza In Philadelphia To Bring Awareness To Homeless Community

More than one hundred people gathered on Thomas Paine Plaza, with lit candles on Wednesday evening, holding signs with the names of the homeless and formerly homeless Philadelphians who died in 2012.

12/19/2012

File photo.

Children’s Stress Impacts Health And Academics

Positive, short term stress is healthy. Children need to learn to manage adversity like dealing with the first day of school. But sustained and severe stress, such as poverty, can be toxic, with longterm implications.

11/26/2012

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Advocates See Growing Unemployment, Homelessness Among Veterans

The nation observes Veterans Day today, but there are many veterans who are unemployed and on the streets.

11/12/2012

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