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Space Added As Columbus Homeless Families Increase

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The Community Shelter Board plans to increase space for homeless families at the YWCA family center.
10:44AM
April 17, 2014

Central Ohio’s homeless agency is expanding space for displaced families as the number of parents and children with no place to live increases.

Subzero Temps Don’t Stop Homeless Count

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Last year's homeless count found more than 12,000 people living outside or in shelters across the state.
8:56AM
January
29, 2014

Teams of volunteers were braving subzero temperatures across the state early Wednesday for the annual statewide census of homelessness.

Judges Rule Two Suspects Incompetent To Stand Trial

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8:11AM
December
27, 2012

Columbus judges have ruled that a homeless man accused of stabbing a Columbus State Community College professor and a homeless woman charged with causing a bomb scare at Port Columbus are mentally incompetent to stand trial.

State Increases Efforts To Fight Youth Homelessness

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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says many homeless youth are crime victims or have "aged out" of foster care.
10:51AM
May 11, 2012

The state will use a pilot program to send grants to organizations that provide legal help, temporary housing, and medical assistance to Ohioans between the ages of 18 and 24.

Feeding The Hungry

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Francis Carr came to Holy Family Soup Kitchen in 1985 with the intention of staying just a few months, but she says she soon realized "this is where the Good Lord wanted me."
6:22AM
February
9, 2012

Francis Carr has fed, clothed and offered counsel to some of Columbus’ most needy for the last 27 years.

Homeless Advocates Brace For More Demand, Less Funding

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The non-profit group Homefull is using pictures like this one to put a human face on the problem of homelessness.
7:52AM
November 17, 2011

Federal money is drying up at the same time local shelters report overcrowding.

What’s The Best Way To Help The Homeless?

Posted: November 17, 2011

How do you think governments and non-profits should help the homeless?

Middle Class To Homeless

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The Homeless Families Foundation says the demand for apartments like this one is unprecedented.
7:29AM
November 8, 2011

WOSU’s Mandie Trimble follows one family’s journey from the suburbs to a downtown homeless shelter.

Anonymous Donor Pledges Match For Shelter Board

12:00AM
December
13, 2010

In an effort to help the homeless and encourage others to give, an anonymous donor has offered to match Columbus City Council’s emergency funds for a local homeless shelter. Council is expected to vote on the legislation at Monday’s meeting.

Community Shelter Board Gets Help From City Council

12:00AM
December
9, 2010

As Columbus homeless shelters face record demand, the city of Columbus is stepping up to help. This year the number of people seeking shelter has increased by unprecedented amounts, and the shelter board is running out of money to house them.