Homeless Outreach Program Critical during Extreme Weather

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Staff from The Salvation Army’s Homeless Services program make their scheduled runs every day – providing meals, beverages and nutritious snacks to those individuals and families who find…

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Irene and Her Children Found Safety at The Salvation Army, Thanks to Partners Like You

Thursday, March 28, 2013

I could hear my brother and his wife fighting in the next room, and I knew it was about me. She wanted me and my two kids out,…

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Mobile Outreach Unit – Helping Chicagoland's Homeless

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Many of Chicago’s homeless and hungry are helped each and every day over a bowl of soup served by The Salvation Army’s Mobile Outreach Unit.  In addition to…

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Katie Had Nowhere Else to Turn

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Katie’s had been a long, hard road. A single mom of two young girls, she had endured an abusive marriage and was then abandoned by her husband and…

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“I was scared to death.”

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Bonnie* had always been self-sufficient. A single mother, she worked hard to provide for her daughter. But when she recently lost her job, like so many in this…

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Their Tweets Give the Homeless A Voice. What Can Yours Do?

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Twitter is giving these four homeless men a voice thanks to “Underheard in New York.” As much as people like to bash social media, sites like Facebook and…

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The Canteen Run

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Salvation Army truck they use has just pulled back into the thrift store parking lot on North Market Street when volunteer driver Dan Davies, 56, gets a cell phone call from a Champaign police officer, saying that a 61-year-old woman needs food. As the truck makes a U-turn for the 2-mile trek south, volunteer Karen Krusa fills three bags with food for the woman.

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What I learned pretending to be homeless

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Just after midnight as a historic nor’easter was blowing into town, I found myself sitting on a snowy street corner in Staten Island, waiting for someone to ask me if I had a place to stay the night.

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Homeless Man with the Golden Voice Inspires Other Homeless Citizens

Friday, January 7, 2011

By now you’ve all heard of the homeless man with the “golden radio voice,” Ted Williams.  In just a few days he’s gone from panhandling to becoming an…

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Continuing High Unemployment Driving More People to The Salvation Army For Groceries

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Salvation Army feeding more homeless people this yearRequests for free groceries top all other requests for assistance for the second consecutive year at many Salvation Army Corps community…

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