Canada/IBNS: Canadian provinces and cities including Regina, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Victoria, Hamilton, and Fredericton, experiencing frigid temperatures are being provided with an essential lifeline right now by the Housing First program in providing safe permanent housing to homeless people, without preconditions, addiction, and mental health challenges, media reports said. “Housing
CLEVELAND — As temperatures plummet, the number of people seeking shelter away from the cold rises. Those without permanent homes are especially vulnerable to the possibility of frostbite within minutes. “We want to remove any barrier for them to get here,” said Linda Uveges, of the City Mission in Cleveland.
Law enforcement and those who work with teens are fearful the COVID-19 pandemic has left more young people vulnerable to commercial sexual exploitation or human trafficking. Human trafficking is when a person uses force, fraud or coercion to compel another person into providing labor, services, or commercial sexual acts against
Denver’s homeless population is on the rise, but the pandemic is forcing city officials and service providers to move forward without an annual data point: the total number of people experiencing homelessness. Cities across the country rely on annual point-in-time surveys to take stock of who is living on the
An abrupt spike in suicide deaths among students in the Clark County School District has officials in the Las Vegas district wondering if pressures brought on by the coronavirus pandemic might have been part of what fueled the increase. Joe Buglewicz for NPR hide caption toggle caption Joe Buglewicz for
After police started sweeping the hotel rooms of the homeless activists’ group, officials released a statement and said employees reported that some members of the group were armed with hatchets, batons, knives and had gas masks, helmets and goggles; the group also appeared to be in preparation for a confrontation.
TRI-CITIES, WA – Human trafficking affects people of all ages, including kids. Tricia MacFarlan with Mirror Ministries said the vast majority of what they see in the Tri-Cities is family members trafficking their own kids. As more people stay at home during the pandemic, Tricia also said there are more
January 29, 2021 Eight candidates in the heavily crowded race for New York City mayor traded views this week on the critical issues facing the nation’s largest school system, from pandemic-driven learning loss to desegregation. The forum, presented by Advocates for Children, which works to advance the interests of New