Noelle Swan

Homelessness coverage

 


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An end to homelessness: Cities take on the impossible challenge

Minneapolis’s innovative attempt to help homeless kids

In a US first, New Orleans finds homes for all its homeless veterans

Homelessness declines as new thinking fuels ‘giant untold success’

 

 


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No Direction Home: When Coming Out Means Kicked Out

Risky business: Turning to sex for survival

Urban College of Boston Offers Hope to Some Unlikely Students

Are Female Veterans Being Left Out In The Cold?

 


An end to homelessness: Cities take on the impossible challenge


December 20, 2015 – Targeting specific homeless groups, many urban areas are now focusing on eradicating rather than just managing one of America’s most intractable problems. First in a four-part series.



Minneapolis’s innovative attempt to help homeless kids


December 21, 2015 –

As part of a broader effort to stamp out homelessness, the city focuses on aiding young children and families to break the cycle of destitution.



In a US first, New Orleans finds homes for all its homeless veterans


January 9, 2015 – More than 300 mayors have vowed to end veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. New Orleans celebrated the new year by becoming the first city to do so.


Homelessness declines as new thinking fuels ‘giant untold success’


May 28, 2014 – Homelessness in America has declined 17 percent since 2005 as states reverse the old prevailing wisdom. Now, moving into a home can be the first step off the streets, not the last.


Risky business: Turning to sex for survival


June 29, 2013 – For some young people living on the streets, having unprotected sex with a stranger can seem like the safest option.



Urban College of Boston Offers Hope to Some Unlikely Students


June 14, 2013 – College was never the inevitable destination for many students at Urban College of Boston.



Are Female Veterans Being Left Out In The Cold?


November 19, 2012 – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) estimates that 6,500 female veterans are homeless and that as many as 20 percent of them were sexually assaulted while in the service.



We Are All In The Dumps: Remembering Maurice Sendak’s Fiction on Homelessness


May 24, 2012 – Maurice Sendak was best known for his depiction of a journey through the rage, fear, and loneliness of a child’s tantrum in ‘Where the Wild Things Are.’ But his perhaps most haunting book exposed a more real and scarier darkness.



No Direction Home: When Coming Out Means Kicked Out


March 9, 2012 – For many young people living on the streets, home is not an option.



Evacuation of Elderly Chinese Immigrants from Condemned Chinatown Building Underscores City’s Lack of Elder Homeless Services


February 24, 2012 –When the Boston Fire Department and Boston Inspectional Services condemned a building in Chinatown earlier this month, some 40 people were immediately displaced.



New Initiative Targets Homelessness Among Veterans


January 27, 2012 – Massachusetts launches a new federally funded initiative to provide more veterans with permanent housing, psychiatric care, and peer counseling.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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