Homeless

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Mark Abrams
February 19, 2019 - 4:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hundreds of pairs of shoes and socks were distributed to the homeless on Tuesday by Broad Street Ministry, items especially critical at this time. Brenna McGinnis, director of hospitality for Broad Street Ministry, says volunteer podiatrists were on hand for foot...
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Code Blue
KYW Newsradio
Rachel Kurland
February 18, 2019 - 12:33 pm
GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The Camden County Department of Health and Human Services has advised a Code Blue to go into effect Monday at 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. on Tuesday. "Temperatures are expected to drop well below freezing," said Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez in a press release. "...
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Keon Gerow
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Cherri Gregg
February 13, 2019 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Keon Gerow, pastor of Catalyst Church in West Philadelphia, describes his congregation as one of activism and progress. The Morehouse College and Princeton University graduate grew up in poverty in Baltimore. He did not know his father, but his single mother, despite...
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City officials shut down and cleaned out the last of four major homeless encampments in Kensington, known as Emerald City.
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Tim Jimenez
January 31, 2019 - 4:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City officials shut down the last of four major homeless encampments in the Kensington section of Philadelphia Thursday morning, known as Emerald City. The tents, tattered furniture and other dreary conditions along Emerald Street near Lehigh Avenue have been a symbol...
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Code Blue
KYW Newsradio
January 30, 2019 - 3:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Code Blue issued on Tuesday is still in effect in the city of Philadelphia until further notice. During bitter cold conditions, when the temperature nears 20 degrees Fahrenheit or lower, special measures are taken to keep homeless people safe. This includes...
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A homeless person sleeping in a doorway.
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Pat Loeb
January 23, 2019 - 5:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An army of volunteers will fan out across Philadelphia Tuesday night to count the number of people sleeping on the street. The annual Point-in-Time Count is required for funding by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, but advocates note it overlooks a...
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Code Blue
KYW Newsradio
Kristen Johanson
January 21, 2019 - 4:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With sub-freezing temperatures lingering until midweek, county and city officials throughout the Delaware Valley have issued Code Blue warnings. The cold snap is all hands on deck. There are about a dozen nonprofit workers and volunteers scouring Philadelphia,...
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Chris Carey, Senior Associate in the Dean of Students Office, mans the donation booth in Jenna Burleigh's memory, which collects toiletries for the homeless.
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Ian Bush
January 16, 2019 - 3:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As the trial continues for the man accused of killing Temple University student Jenna Burleigh , a collection drive in her honor is now underway at the school. At Temple’s student center, you can get a cup of coffee and lunch — but you can also give. Senior Najae...
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Funders and officials of Project HOME gathered in Kensington Tuesday for what was supposed to be the start of construction on the long-planned and desperately needed housing for people recovering from addiction. 
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Pat Loeb
January 15, 2019 - 5:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Funders and officials of Project HOME gathered in Kensington Tuesday for what was supposed to be the start of construction on the long-planned and desperately needed housing for people recovering from addiction. There was just one glitch: the government shutdown. The...
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Courtesy of Jenna Burleigh's family
Kristen Johanson
January 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The family of a Temple University student, who was murdered a year and a half ago, want the public to know how they are working to continue her life’s mission. Twenty-two-year-old Jenna Burleigh was just starting her first fall semester at Temple University, when she...
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