Sesame Street
Todd Plitt/USA TODAY
December 12, 2018 - 8:41 am
By Jacqueline Howard (CNN) — For the first time, a resident of "Sesame Street" is experiencing homelessness — and the hope is that her story can help sweep the clouds away for the growing number of young children in the United States without homes to call their own. Lily, a 7-year-old bright pink...
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Laura Faust creates blankets and mats for the homeless out of upcycled material used for wrapping surgical instruments. Pictured: Faust's dog.
Courtesy of Laura Faust
Lynne Adkins
November 26, 2018 - 4:59 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Local hospital workers have found a way to turn surgical trash into a big help for the homeless. A lot of trash is generated in an operating room, according to Laura Faust, a nurse anesthetist at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden. She said one item in...
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David Madden | KYW Newsradio
David Madden
November 14, 2018 - 3:18 pm
CAMDEN, NJ (KYW Newsradio) — For the second straight year, Camden County hosted an open house for the homeless to get help, and maybe turn their lives around. At any one time, a thousand people are living on the street throughout the county, and Cathedral Kitchen sees a lot of them year round. That...
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Willie Baronet, an artist and professor, purchased signs from the homeless people that they used to pander for money and turned them into a hanging art instillation.
Thomas Jefferson University
Justin Udo
September 20, 2018 - 5:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An unlikely form of art has taken center stage at Thomas Jefferson University. Over the summer, Rosemary Frasso and nine of her students from the university's medical school and public health program interviewed 40 homeless people in Philadelphia. "Our goal was to...
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Anthony Torres was the rider caught shaving on a New Jersey Transit train in a video that went viral.
AP Photo/Matt Rourke
September 19, 2018 - 6:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A man who was mocked online after he was recorded shaving at his seat on a commuter train headed out of New York City said he was just trying to clean up after days spent in a homeless shelter. Anthony Torres, 56, told The Associated Press that the people judging him on social media...
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Pallets containing sealed packages of blankets for the homeless are delivered to The Bethesda Project on Monday morning by Philadelphia Flyers Charities.
Mark Abrams/KYW Newsradio
Mark Abrams
September 17, 2018 - 12:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Flyers donated some 3,000 team blankets to a homeless shelter at the edge of Chinatown on Monday. The Bethesda Project in the 900 block of Hamilton Street is the recipient of the gift of warmth for its guests. Mark Abrams/KYW Newsradio "You know a...
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heat wave
Tim Jimenez | KYW Newsradio
Kim Glovas
August 28, 2018 - 12:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The City of Philadelphia has declared a Code Red to protect homeless people. Due to extremely hot conditions, a Code Red is now in effect. During a Code Red, @PHLCityHomeless increases outreach to keep homeless Philadelphians safe. Call 215-232-1984 to request...
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Malcom D. Tyson
Cumberland County Jail
Kimberly Adams
August 11, 2018 - 3:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Paulsboro, New Jersey, man already serving time for one crime now knows his fate in connection to the beating death of a Swedesboro homeless man some two years ago. Malcom D. Tyson, 25, was sentenced Friday to 28 years in state prison for the death of Sylvester...
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The only medical respite for the homeless in Philadelphia, Serenity Court, celebrated its official opening of the facility.
Cherri Gregg | KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
July 17, 2018 - 7:31 pm
NORTH PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The only medical respite for the homeless in Philadelphia is officially open for business, allowing the city's most vulnerable patients the opportunity to recover in dignity. When a homeless individual is released after being hospitalized, many times they are...
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Hadas Kuznits | KYW Newsradio
Hadas Kuznits
July 01, 2018 - 11:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia organization that helps the local homeless population is hoping to make the fourth of July as festive as possible. Rosalyn Forbes with Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission says on Independence Day they'll be hosting a free barbecue at noon in their parking...
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