San Francisco port commission to vote on homeless shelter

U.S. 04/23/19, 19:27

Supporters and opponents of a proposed homeless shelter along San Francisco's waterfront packed a Tuesday meeting of port commissioners, who will decide whether to lease the land to the city.Mayor London Breed proposed the shelter to house up to 200 people, saying it is part of her plan to build ...

Migrants dropped off in New Mexico; city asks for donations

U.S. 04/13/19, 17:51

Border Patrol agents dropped off asylum-seeking migrants in New Mexico's second most populous city for the second day in a row Saturday, prompting Las Cruces city officials to appeal for donations of food and personal hygiene items and a state medical program to seek volunteers to provide health assessments of ...

Chess victory is ticket out of shelter for 8-year-old boy

U.S. 03/19/19, 13:29

An 8-year-old boy's victory as New York state chess champion will be his family's ticket out of a homeless shelter.The New York Times reported that Tani Adewumi (TAH'-nee ah-deh-WOO'-mee) won the state chess title for his age group this month even though he learned to play only about a year ...

EPL club Crystal Palace uses stadium as homeless shelter

Soccer 01/19/19, 11:21

Premier League club Crystal Palace has offered rough sleepers emergency shelter from freezing weather conditions at its stadium.A lounge at the team's Selhurst Park ground will be turned into an overnight refuge for up to 10 homeless people when temperatures are freezing.The scheme, for rough sleepers in Croydon, south London, ...

Mayors Challenge winners target justice, homeless, energy

U.S. 10/29/18, 00:25

Philadelphia plans to build a juvenile justice hub designed to make contact with police less traumatic, keep more children out of the criminal justice system and connect at-risk juveniles with intervention services at a crisis point that could change their lives. In this Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, photo, Philadelphia Police Sgt. ...

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