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Homeless Should Be Protected by Hate Crimes Laws

Following several serious or deadly attacks on homeless people this year, the Los Angeles City Council will consider a resolution Tuesday supporting any legislation that would add homeless people to the list of those protected by the state’s hate crime law. A homeless man and woman were attacked with battery acid while they slept in a Mission Hills park in October, and a man
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Homeless people are synthetic drugs’ latest victims

Robin McKinney wasn’t wearing the right shirt. She also didn’t have all of her supplies. But the night was warm for mid-November, and that had gotten her worried. So she went anyway, pulling up to a Southeast Washington park hit hard by synthetic drugs, trying to make a difference on an issue she believes is usually met with indifference. The District had just seen
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COSAC

The COSAC Foundation was originally established in May 1997 to partner with other social service agencies, in the area, that provided help to the homeless population. COSAC also independently feeds the homeless or anyone in need of food. As we saw a new issue arise, we answered with a new program to tackle it. Today we house, feed and find employment for anyone who
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Homeless woman, 75, uses Fort Lauderdale lawsuit money to start over

Until about a year ago, Holly Grant was living outdoors in downtown Fort Lauderdale’s homeless camp, with boxes and boxes and boxes of her belongings, all neatly stacked and covered with a tarp. Now, thanks to a recent lawsuit settlement with the city, the 75-year-old self-described “hoarder” plans to buy a van, de-clutter her life and start anew. “You can’t hold down a good
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Repicturing the Homeless

If you would have met Richard yesterday, you may have passed him by, silently wishing that he would not try to speak to you. You might have walked by him trying to avoid eye contact at all cost. However, if you met Richard today, you might have a different first impression. Richard’s appearance was changed in a matter of hours. Imagine how we could
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Energy Saving Tips

At the Homeless Voice, we don’t want you to become homeless. We also want your housing cost such as mortgages to be as less as they can. If you save energy all year long it can amount to you paying an extra mortgage payment per year. When you do this you can save a ton of money on interest and shorten the length of
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Seattle OKs tax on companies like Amazon to help homeless

Seattle’s largest businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks will have to pay a new tax to help fund homeless services and affordable housing under a measure approved by city leaders. The City Council unanimously passed a compromise plan Monday that taxes businesses making at least $20 million in gross revenues about $275 per full-time worker each year — lower than the $500 per worker
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Ashley

It was about six years ago I would see this young lady come into the shelter and cut peoples hair. It would be 9 am when I saw her and she would leave at 10 pm the same day. After seeing her come in a few times a month for several months I finally went up to her and introduced myself to her. I
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South Florida hit by cold weather with even colder air yet to come

Several South Florida farmers spent Wednesday morning drenching acres of their produce fields with water in order to prepare for a powerful incoming cold front. John Alger of Alger Farms made sure every square inch of his field was soaked in order to protect a multi-million dollar corn crop from the cold. According to Alger, the water mixes with ground water and will bring
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