homelessness

National Liberty Museum Young Heroes program
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Hadas Kuznits
May 30, 2019 - 3:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Nearly 900 students across 18 Philadelphia schools celebrated the completion of a year-long curriculum on social justice Thursday afternoon at Temple University's Liacouras Center. The National Liberty Museum Young Heroes program teaches kids how to address social...
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The Gloria Casarez Residence Apartments is the first permanent LGBTQ-friendly young adult residence in the state of Pennsylvania.
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Paul Kurtz
May 14, 2019 - 3:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Project HOME, the Philadelphia nonprofit that helps the homeless, held a grand opening Tuesday of a four-story building that provides housing for a specific group of people. Supporters and funders of the Gloria Casarez Residence Apartments on Eighth Street near Girard...
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A homeless person sleeping in a doorway.
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Tim Jimenez
March 29, 2019 - 11:28 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The numbers are now in from Philadelphia's annual count of homeless people out on the streets of the city, and city officials say they show some progress. Back in January, Philadelphia had its annual "Point in Time" count. After crunching the numbers and analyzing the...
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Camden County officials are looking to place those who want to work with permanent jobs.
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David Madden
March 27, 2019 - 3:45 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Camden County officials say their efforts to combat homelessness are working well enough to take things to the next step. They’re looking to place those who want to work with permanent jobs. For more than a year, the county has teamed up with Volunteers of America to...
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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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Volunteers gather count homeless young people in Philadelphia.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
January 24, 2019 - 10:56 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A group of about 100 volunteers were out in the rain Thursday morning to try to get an idea of how many young people are homeless in Philadelphia. It's called the Youth Count. It coincides with the annual homeless count the city does, but it focuses on people between...
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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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 A Camden County nonprofit gets a $530,000 federal grant to help reduce homelessness in the area.
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Antionette Lee
January 03, 2019 - 9:04 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A Camden County nonprofit gets a $530,000 federal grant to help reduce homelessness in the area. Barbara Wanzer, director of the Camden County Council on Economic Opportunity, Inc., says homelessness doesn't have a season, but this grant will help to save many...
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