homelessness http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Access, Attitude Make It Tough To Address Homelessness In St. Louis County http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/access-attitude-make-it-tough-address-homelessness-st-louis-county <p>This winter, St. Louis County did something it hadn't done before - it opened a temporary shelter where homeless men and women could go to get out of the cold. It's a small piece of a <a href="https://stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/human-services/homeless-services/documents/loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&amp;pageid=50340" target="_blank">10-year plan to battle homelessness</a> that St. Louis City and County signed onto in 2004. But obstacles remain to implementing the rest of the ideas in that document.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 08:36:12 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 33622 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Access, Attitude Make It Tough To Address Homelessness In St. Louis County Homeless Veterans In St. Louis Receiving Extra Attention http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/homeless-veterans-st-louis-receiving-extra-attention <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Officials with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs were in St. Louis today in an effort to get homeless veterans off the street and into housing immediately.</span></p><p>The outreach to veterans was part of the required winter count of homeless people in the city. Officials with the VA went out with teams, conducting the count to be able to offer immediate help to chronically homeless veterans. It was part of the Obama administration's efforts to end homelessness among veterans by 2015.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 23:05:26 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 33348 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Homeless Veterans In St. Louis Receiving Extra Attention St. Louis Winter Outreach Helps Homeless People Get Inside During Cold Weather http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-winter-outreach-helps-homeless-people-get-inside-during-cold-weather <p>When the weather turns freezing cold, we’re advised to stay indoors as much as possible. But what happens to those without homes to stay warm in?&nbsp;</p><p>That concern is what led Teka Childress to found St. Louis Winter Outreach nine years ago. On nights when the temperature reaches below twenty degrees, volunteers with the St. Louis Winter Outreach go out in search of the homeless and offer them rides to shelters.</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 20:55:19 +0000 Camille Phillips 32804 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Winter Outreach Helps Homeless People Get Inside During Cold Weather 'Longest Night' Ceremony Memorializes Homeless Who Died In 2013 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/longest-night-ceremony-memorializes-homeless-who-died-2013 <p>For the 10th year, &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">St. Louis residents joined social service providers and city officials at Centenary United Methodist Church Saturday to remember the homeless men and women who died in 2013.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A bell chimed as the Rev. Kathleen Wilder read the names - 16 in all.&nbsp;</span></p> Sun, 22 Dec 2013 02:06:52 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 32479 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 'Longest Night' Ceremony Memorializes Homeless Who Died In 2013 'Overwhelming' Environment At St. Louis Homeless Shelter Triggers Neighborhood Dispute http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/overwhelming-environment-st-louis-homeless-shelter-triggers-neighborhood-dispute <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Rev. Larry Rice opened his emergency shelter at the New Life Evangelistic Center in 1976 with permission from the city to house 32 people.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Back then, the area around his building at 1411 Locust was mostly factories and warehouses for St. Louis’ garment district.</span></p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 31548 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 'Overwhelming' Environment At St. Louis Homeless Shelter Triggers Neighborhood Dispute Effort To Revoke Occupancy Permit Of Downtown Homeless Shelter Begins http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/effort-revoke-occupancy-permit-downtown-homeless-shelter-begins <p>An effort by a group of downtown St. Louis residents to shutter the New Life Evangelistic Center got underway on Tuesday in front of the city's Board of Public Service.</p><p>It was the first of what will be several days of testimony on whether the homeless shelter&nbsp;run by the Rev. Larry Rice is a detriment to the surrounding neighborhood. The quasi-judicial proceeding was prompted by a petition from 134 people who own property within a prescribed radius of the shelter, which is at the corner of 14th and Locust streets.</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 00:21:55 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 30150 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Effort To Revoke Occupancy Permit Of Downtown Homeless Shelter Begins