Homeless

Chosen 300 Ministries volunteers.
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Antionette Lee
December 25, 2019 - 9:22 pm
Hundreds of homeless people in Philadelphia gather for a hot meal three times a week at the Chosen 300 Ministries no matter the holiday or the weather, but the ones that give help are now in need of assistance. Read more here.
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City Hall, Philadelphia.
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Pat Loeb
December 23, 2019 - 4:35 pm
The Philadelphia Health Department has compiled some grim statistics about homeless deaths in the city over the last decade.
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Mark D'Amico
Tim Tai/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP
David Madden
December 06, 2019 - 12:10 pm
Mark D’Amico has pleaded guilty to his "limited role" in the viral GoFundMe scam, which ripped off $400,000 from thousands of generous people who thought he and his then-girlfriend were helping a homeless veteran. Read more here.
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The Salvation Army gave out 250 hot meals in about a half hour on Thanksgiving in Kensington.
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
November 28, 2019 - 1:13 pm
On this Thanksgiving Day, the Salvation Army provided hot meals to some of those who needed them most. They gave out 250 turkey dinners on the streets of Kensington, a neighborhood that has been ravaged by the opioid epidemic. Read more here.
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Philadelphia police briefing
Kristen Johanson/KYW Newsradio
Kristen Johanson
November 22, 2019 - 5:47 pm
City authorities are urging anyone who was in Rittenhouse Square Thursday night to contact them after a man was stabbed to death. Read more here.
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HAVEN Women
Courtesy of HAVEN Women
Kim Glovas
November 18, 2019 - 6:54 pm
Philadelphia's first and only shelter dedicated to helping homeless female veterans get back on their feet, HAVEN Women, has received a $100,000 grant. Read more here.
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A homeless female veteran sleeping on the ground.
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Justin Udo
November 17, 2019 - 2:12 pm
Veteran homelessness has been virtually eliminated in Delaware and Bucks counties according to Department of Housing and Urban Development officials, who say it's also seen a sharp decline in Philadelphia.
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New York Police Department officers investigate the scene of an attack in Manhattan's Chinatown neighborhood, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 in New York.
AP News
October 05, 2019 - 5:42 pm
A homeless man wielding a long metal bar rampaged through New York City's Chinatown early Saturday attacking other homeless people who were sleeping, killing four and leaving a fifth with serious injuries, police said.
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The public restroom pilot program is funded by the city and run by staff members and volunteers at Prevention Point, a Kensington community group.
Paul Kurtz/KYW Newsradio
Paul Kurtz
October 04, 2019 - 12:49 pm
City officials believe they're starting to get a handle on an outbreak of hepatitis A in Kensington, thanks to a number of initatives, including the recent rollout of mobile public restrooms. Prevention Point, a Kensington community group, is overseeing their day-to-day operations.
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Mark D'Amico
Burlington County Prosecutor's Office
AP News
October 03, 2019 - 3:22 pm
Mark D'Amico, accused of scamming GoFundMe donors out of more than $400,000 with a fake feel-good story about a homeless veteran, is now facing federal charges. Read the latest here.
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