homeless http://news.stlpublicradio.org en This Street Soccer Team Is Made Up Of Guys Who Have Lived On The Street http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/street-soccer-team-made-guys-who-have-lived-street <p>Street soccer takes on a different meaning this Saturday. The St. Louis Roadies&nbsp;will host a tournament, shutting down a block of Morgan Ford Road. This team, made up of men who are homeless or have been homeless at some point during their lives, uses this annual event to raise funds so The Roadies can travel to San Francisco to compete in the upcoming national tournament for homeless soccer teams.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 03:14:29 +0000 Stephanie Zimmerman 36713 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org This Street Soccer Team Is Made Up Of Guys Who Have Lived On The Street St. Louis Officials Move To Help Homeless Survive Arctic Chill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-officials-move-help-homeless-survive-arctic-chill <p>St. Louis City officials are mobilizing to protect the city's homeless population as an arctic weather front is forecast to plunge the region into sub-zero temperatures late this weekend.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The National Weather Service says a winter storm could dump nearly a foot of snow on the St. Louis area by Sunday evening. The overnight low temperature on Sunday is forecast to reach -8 degrees with daytime highs on Monday peaking near -2 degrees.</span></p> Sat, 04 Jan 2014 01:52:50 +0000 Joseph Leahy 32766 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Officials Move To Help Homeless Survive Arctic Chill With New $1M, Official Says St. Louis On Track To End Chronic Homelessness By 2015 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-1m-official-says-st-louis-track-end-chronic-homelessness-2015 <p><a href="https://twitter.com/BEACH_PROJECT">The BEACH Project</a>, an initiative focused on quickly creating permanent housing and additional services for the city’s chronically homeless, received an additional $1 million to continue its mission.</p><p>Bill Siedhoff, director of human services for the City of St. Louis, says that the funding is essential for the project’s goal to end chronic homelessness in St. Louis by 2015.</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 19:15:39 +0000 Erin Williams 29051 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org With New $1M, Official Says St. Louis On Track To End Chronic Homelessness By 2015 St. Louis Photographer Puts A Face To The Problem of Homelessness Among Veterans http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-photographer-puts-face-problem-homelessness-among-veterans <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;During the Vietnam War, Jerry Tovo was a drill sergeant, training soldiers to go to war. After he left the military, Tovo became a professional photographer, specializing in advertising. But in 2011, he took his photography in a less commercial direction--photographing homeless veterans across the country.</p><p dir="ltr">Tovo's motivation for the project originated with an understanding of the problems that can lead to homelessness&nbsp; among veterans.</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 20:21:25 +0000 Camille Phillips 28751 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Photographer Puts A Face To The Problem of Homelessness Among Veterans Thousands Of St. Louis Students Don’t Have A Home – What’s The Impact? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/thousands-st-louis-students-don-t-have-home-what-s-impact <p>More than a million students nationwide are homeless.</p><p>Children who lack a permanent or stable household is an important yet, perhaps, overlooked issue and that’s true in the St. Louis area where several thousand students do not have a permanent home.</p> Wed, 15 May 2013 21:26:25 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 26432 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Thousands Of St. Louis Students Don’t Have A Home – What’s The Impact? Learning Without A Home: Students Can Struggle In The Turmoil http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/learning-without-home-students-can-struggle-turmoil <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There are more than one million homeless K through 12 students in America, and in Missouri, the number of students without permanent homes has doubled over the past five years.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you’re like us you find those statistics daunting, but what do they mean?&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With that in mind, today we’re peeling back the data to understand the impact rising homelessness is having on education. &nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 10 May 2013 09:34:00 +0000 Tim Lloyd 26166 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Learning Without A Home: Students Can Struggle In The Turmoil Learning Without A Home: How St. Louis Districts Are Responding http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/learning-without-home-how-st-louis-districts-are-responding <p></p><p></p><p>The number of homeless students in Missouri has doubled over the past five years. Officials say this trend is adversely impacting education.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the first of this two-part series, we focus our attention on school districts and what they're doing to meet the needs of students who don't have as stable place to call home.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Welcome to Gibson Elementary, home of the Geckos.</span></p> Thu, 09 May 2013 14:31:17 +0000 Tim Lloyd 26172 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Learning Without A Home: How St. Louis Districts Are Responding U.S. VETS Assists St. Louis Area Homeless, At-Risk Veterans And Their Families http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/us-vets-assists-st-louis-area-homeless-risk-veterans-and-their-families <p>Making the transition from the military to civilian life can be difficult.&nbsp;</p><p>Many veterans come out of the military with combat trauma, a condition which must be dealt with before they can move on.&nbsp; And many don’t admit their condition for fear their discharge will be delayed or they won’t be able to get jobs needing a security clearance or jobs in law enforcement.&nbsp;</p><p>Only a fraction of those with combat trauma register with a VA hospital.</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 15:01:05 +0000 Mary Edwards, Alex Heuer & Don Marsh 10143 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org U.S. VETS Assists St. Louis Area Homeless, At-Risk Veterans And Their Families St. Louis Officials: Federal Grant Could End Chronic Homelessness In 18 Months http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-officials-federal-grant-could-end-chronic-homelessness-18-months <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">St. Louis officials say a new federal grant could enable them to end long-term homelessness in the city in 18 months.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The city announced today that it had received $1.25 million to provide services like rental assistance, substance abuse and mental health treatment, and other support for those who have been living on the street long-term.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 23:15:09 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 9675 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Officials: Federal Grant Could End Chronic Homelessness In 18 Months Rice: City Barricades Hurting Parking At Homeless Center http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/rice-city-barricades-hurting-parking-homeless-center <p>Reverend Larry Rice says he is tired of waiting for the city to remove barriers that have surrounded his homeless shelter in downtown St. Louis for the past five weeks.</p><p>Sidewalks on both sides of Locust Street in front of New Life Evangelistic Center are blocked off by metal barriers. Bill Seidhoff, the director of the city’s department of human services, said the city placed the barriers there after receiving calls from residents who were concerned about hygiene and safety because of the homeless people who congregate and sleep around the center.</p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 21:17:50 +0000 Tina Eaton 5292 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Rice: City Barricades Hurting Parking At Homeless Center