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April 8, 2018
Charlotte, a domestic abuse survivor, in St. Paul Thursday, April 5, 2018. Charlotte considers herself fortunate having found a safe home after years of moving to avoid her abuser. She has seen how other women fleeing abuse struggle to find housing. At left is a quilt made by the elder women support group, who created patches for the tree which reflect where they're at in their healing or where they want to be.  (Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press)
Twin Cities affordable housing shortages affecting domestic violence survivors
April 8, 2018 - 7:24pm
April 5, 2018
Hai Jay Phu Vu
Twin Cities homeless shelter accountant stole 300 identities to pay bills, prosecutors say
April 5, 2018 - 8:31pm
February 22, 2018
Anne Young crochets a sleeping mat out of plastic grocery bags. The mats are given to homeless people sleeping on the street. Cody Rogness / Forum News Serviceplay button
Church turns garbage into good night's sleep through 'Mat Ministry'
February 22, 2018 - 5:48pm
December 30, 2017
Vending machine for homeless just launched in UK and will soon debut in US cities
December 30, 2017 - 9:42am
December 20, 2017
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Dunia Hirsi shares a moment with her daughter, Maya, at her home in Willmar. The Hirsis used the services of Family Promise during a time when they were homeless and in need of assistance.
Family Promise of Kandiyohi County provides temporary shelter for homeless that leads to independence
December 20, 2017 - 6:52am
November 24, 2017
Woman raises thousands to help a homeless man who spent his last $20 to buy her gas
November 24, 2017 - 9:19am
September 20, 2017
New apartment complex for homeless veterans opening at Fort Snelling
September 20, 2017 - 8:57am
August 29, 2017
A recent post on Twitter from Rachel Nistler is drawing attention to Little Caesars, 1020 19th Ave. N., Fargo, and how it decided to respond to homeless people looking for food in its trash. Special to Forum News Service
Fargo restaurant owners noticed someone going through their trash, so they responded with a message
August 29, 2017 - 4:09pm
July 10, 2017
Nell, 23, left, and Selena Cruz, 23, pose for a selfie outside Casa De Ruby, a Washington, D.C. (Photo courtesy Selena Cruz and Nell)
A hidden population: Youth homelessness is on the rise
July 10, 2017 - 8:05pm
May 31, 2017
The “Text Homeless” pilot program calls for people who are homeless or on the cusp of homelessness to text 85511 and type in “homeless.” (News Tribune)
'Text Homeless' set to debut in northeast Minnesota county
May 31, 2017 - 4:40am
March 14, 2017
Minnesota Rep. Liz Olson, D-Duluth, said homelessness and affordable housing is neither a Democrat nor Republican issue, but a "Minnesota issue." She spoke at an annual Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless event Tuesday, March 14, 2017 in St. Paul. Maureen McMullen / Forum News Service play button
Bills aim to ease greater Minnesota's housing, homelessness struggles
March 14, 2017 - 5:55pm
January 25, 2016
Purchased in July, this 10th Street Southwest home in Willmar, called the Foundation House, joins two other homes operated by Overcomers International Fellowship in Willmar. The Timothy and Matthew Houses are located on Trott Avenue. (Shelby Lindrud | Tribune)
Fellowship's Willmar homes for men licensed, operated with strict rules
January 25, 2016 - 12:05am
The Rev. Michael Laidlaw leads Overcomers International Fellowship, which operates facilities in Willmar and St. Cloud for men who need specialized housing. These homeless men may have physical disabilities, mental health concerns, chemical dependency problems or be trying to re-enter society after serving a sentence.
Fellowship's Willmar homes offer safe, sober place for men trying to rebuild their lives
January 25, 2016 - 12:00am
October 17, 2015
Letter: Why not do more for the homeless?
October 17, 2015 - 1:00am
July 11, 2015
Concert-goers listen to The Eagle Lake Gospel Quartet Friday evening, the first of five musical groups to perform in downtown Willmar during a fundraiser to help homeless families.(Rand Middleton | Tribune)play button
Video: Helping the homeless
July 11, 2015 - 12:00am