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Baton Rouge, Louisiana (CNN) Baton Rouge Police Officer Blane Salamoni has been fired for violating use-of-force policies in the Alton Sterling shooting, Chief Murphy Paul told ... The call was from a homeless man who said that after he approached Sterling for money, Sterling showed him the weapon.
A young black transgender woman was shot dead in a Louisiana motel this week, becoming at least the seventh transgender woman known to have been killed ... Transgender people frequently face economic hardships, discrimination in housing and hiring, and high rates of homelessness, Mr. Okma said, ...

This shelter is Monroe's only overnight homeless shelter and provides services to 30 or more men per night but can only house up to seven women per night. ... With such prevalent homelessness across the nation, it is a shame for shelters to be forced to close their doors on those who need help the most.
He received football scholarship offers to many schools in California, Oregon, Utah, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada and Georgia. “Out of nowhere, life hit me hard again,” said Allen. One afternoon during a high school practice, Allen took a hard hit to his leg that sent him to the hospital, where he learned he'd torn ...
Chronic homelessness is defined as being homeless for a year or more or with four or more episodes of homelessness in the past three years, and the head of ... “I was speaking to a couple of young ladies from Louisiana (who became homeless in Louisiana said) there's nothing there for the homeless,” ...
Progress is being made in the ongoing effort to combat homelessness, Guidry said. The former Houma-Terrebonne Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance program merged in December with the Louisiana Balance of State, which consists of other former COCs. This collaborative endeavor will provide ...

Together with a group of friends, they ran at the second annual Central Louisiana Homeless Coalition's Freeze to the Finish 5k in the 1-mile fun run and 5k as the Homeless Heroes. At the end of the run, while posing for a group photo with about 160 other runners and walkers, they sang "Happy Birthday" to ...
1 releasing non-violent, non-sex offenders marginally earlier by earning good time quicker — claims in the suit that Louisiana Corrections Secretary James ... Marchiafava took a bus to Baton Rouge upon his December release from prison, spending his first few weeks at a St. Vincent de Paul homeless ...
... against two Baton Rouge police officers in the 2016 shooting death of Alton Sterling, after an investigation determined that the shooting was justified, Louisiana Attorney General ... The call was from a homeless man who said that after he approached Sterling for money, Sterling showed him the weapon.
Jon Bridgers: Founder of the nonprofit rescue team called the “Cajun Navy,” Bridgers created the organization to aid flood victims in Louisiana; he ... Officer Ryan Holets: A member of the Albuquerque Police Department, Holets and his wife adopted a baby from a homeless couple who, due to opioid ...
Address: 000 Blk Homeless Lafayette, La. Name: Guidry, Mark Charge: Hold For St. Landry Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 500 Blk Bellot STR Lafayette, La. Name: Head, William Charge: Fugitive Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Marshal Address: 1300 Blk SE Evangeline Thwy Lafayette, La.
"Stand Down for Homelessness" event to provide services, information ... Northwest Louisiana agencies are coming together to provide information on resources and organizations to help better the lives of the homeless at an ... The "Stand Down for Homelessness" event will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb.
It's a transitional home on 17 acres in rural Covington aimed at helping homeless veterans get back on their feet, then back out into society on their own. The property used to be Danielle Inn, an orphanage, and then home for pregnant women. There are more than 200,000 veterans in Louisiana; 20,000 are ...
... she'll never forget: a man giving his boots, right then and there, to a homeless man in need. In a story posted to Facebook, Bell writes that she saw a man on the train wearing run-down sneakers on an ice-cold Chicago day. The man, who is homeless, would later say that he is originally from Louisiana.
On Christmas Day, he moved into a temporary apartment through Catholic Charities' Joseph Homes program, which helps provide housing for homeless ex-offenders. He said his next goal was to save some money, buy a vehicle and then secure more long-term employment. "I just hope I don't have to go ...
Fernando Rivera, the Director of the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System (SLVHCS), looks at his old stomping grounds, before New Orleans Mayor Landrieu, city officials, and project partners launched the start of construction of a low barrier homeless shelter at 1530 Gravier St. in part of the ...
Three 10-year-olds took it upon themselves to help clothe the homeless in Lafayette during a week of extremely low temperatures. Olivia Lovas, Grace Herpin and Sidney Miller, friends since kindergarten, spent half an hour downtown in 30-degree weather Tuesday, tying clean, gently used coats to poles ...

The extended cold snap, which got its chilly start Sunday night, has already increased the number of folks seeking refuge in homeless shelters. And the State Fire Marshal on Tuesday reported an uptick in the number of fire investigations it's handling -- a majority of which officials said were caused by folks ...
KTVE, Louisiana Fire Marshal issues emergency alert after responding to seven fires in 12 hours. … Robbie Neiswanger, Walmart in 2010: “They're no longer doing the predictable thing, and I think it's paying off. … Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, To fight Muslim distrust, Arkansas woman wearing hijab as ...
She said Unity's January count of homeless people in New Orleans logged 2,051 in 2005. Hurricane Katrina hit that August and the number spiked to 11,619 in 2007, the next year Unity was able to make the survey. The numbers dropped below the pre-Katrina count in 2014, at 1,981, and was 1,301 in ...
For our part, we fruitlessly hunted other news and official accounts estimating the number of Texas and Louisiana residents left homeless. On Sept. 22, 2017, FEMA summed up Harvey's punch: “More than 19 trillion gallons of rainwater fell on parts of Texas, causing widespread, catastrophic flooding.
383 veterans were counted as homeless this year, which is a 4% decrease from 2016– that's an overall decrease of 68% since 2010. While these numbers show homelessness in Louisiana has decreased, local officials say otherwise. Stephen Etienne, the director of the Iberia Homeless Shelter, tells News ...
Louisiana's population has declined by over 17 percent in the last year, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The report comes as the homelessness population is on the rise on the West Coast. HUD says across the country; 553,742 people were ...
After more than 45 days out of prison, during which Nickolos Marchiafava moved from a local homeless shelter into an apartment and secured a job, Louisiana prison officials determined they had slipped up, saying the 38-year-old man was released too early. On Monday, they locked him up again. Story by ...
25 Volunteers with Texarkana Homeless Coalition went out to search for those who may be homeless. It's called the “Bridge City Project.” Volunteers not only count those who are homeless but they also conduct a survey to see how long a person has been homeless and how things became that way.
Savoie, the founder of Team LifeLines Suicide Awareness and Prevention Inc., is now turning to the community to help him put blankets and coats on other homeless people who are at the mercy of the cold snap that chilled southern Louisiana to the bone this week. Team LifeLines is collecting coats, ...
The funds are helping people like Bobby Arnold, who's been homeless for over three years. “They know I'm a homeless person and they look out for the homeless,” said Arnold. “I probably wouldn't be alive. I'd be frozen in those woods where I live.” Pastor Bourque said the hotel stay is temporary but that ...
Join the Arts Council of Central Louisiana a great evening of jazz featuring Tiffany Pollack & Co. The evening will also feature the beautiful Hurst Loft decorated for the ... Adopt a Family, Hope House. Sponsored by Hope House of Central Louisiana. Help brighten a homeless mother and child for Christmas.
A battle between two Northwest Louisiana law enforcement agencies begins Friday morning to see who can raise money for the Salvation Army in the ... for the Salvation Army, a ministry motivated by feeding the hungry, clothing the needy, housing the homeless and supporting people in the community.
In partnership with Michael Maltzan Architecture and Brooks + Scarpa, the Trust now offers effective solutions to fighting homelessness. “Los Angeles is in a homeless crisis, and it really shows,” Kramer says. “Once I learned about the Skid Row Housing Trust, their missions, and their impactful body of work, ...
383 veterans were counted as homeless this year, which is a 4% decrease from 2016– that's an overall decrease of 68% since 2010. While these numbers show homelessness in Louisiana has decreased, local officials say otherwise. Stephen Etienne, the director of the Iberia Homeless Shelter, tells News ...
Louisiana's population has declined by over 17 percent in the last year, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The report comes as the homelessness population is on the rise on the West Coast. HUD says across the country; 553,742 people were ...
Southeast Louisiana hasn't experienced snow accumulation since Feb. ... But a freeze plan will go into effect for homeless residents on Wednesday night and remain until Saturday morning. ... In Baton Rouge, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul similarly implemented a freeze plan for homeless residents.
Louisiana has 138 alternative education programs and 35 alternative schools similar to the program in Rapides. A report released ... Student behavior can often be traced to experiences such as trauma, homelessness, food insecurity and neglect, all issues educators alone can't address. The report also ...
We also accept donated dog food which we then distribute to homeless pet owners in the area. We encourage viewers to remember the four-legged animals in this holiday season. Not all of them have warm beds at night. We gladly accept donations for our Low Income Medical Fund as well. That's Glen ...
... homelessness to mental health problems. On Thursday, the Justice and Health Collaborative announced the launch of The Beacon Project, a pilot effort to increase access to social services. This multi-agency initiative will be funded through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation with 232-HELP ...
Between January 2015 and July 2017, providers housed 1,756 people experiencing chronic homelessness. As of November 2017, 227 adults remain chronically homeless, three-fifths of whom have been matched to a housing resource. The report credits Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's administration and the ...
The suspect, who is believed to be homeless, pulled a knife on an employee who is 38 weeks pregnant. The restaurant's manager, Alejandro ...
Homeless people from the streets could live there too. .... Most tiny homes are mobile, and in Louisiana they're classified as recreational ...
... More than 20,000 Children in Houston Are Homeless, Report Shows ... 13 million people across Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, ...
Lirette is one of the 548 families across Louisiana who adopted 771 foster ... experience homelessness and become incarcerated compared to ...
St. Joseph Diner Feeds the Homeless on Thanksgiving ... of Operations for Catholic Services of Louisiana said, “Cajun Country feeding people ...
Largest Study of Homeless Young Adults: 10 Percent Lack Shelter Each Year ... of our Covenant House sites in California, Louisiana and Pennsylvania. ... There, the prevalence of youth homelessness is actually slightly ...
Today, the sixth annual 'Homeless Community Resource Fair' will take place at the Calcasieu Business & Career Solutions Center located at ...
Denver homeless find winter clothes lovingly hung on trees in Civic ... “You don't find this, typically,” said Jacks, from Louisiana, who works ...
Community feeds homeless veterans on Veterans Day. Error loading player: ... Veterans Day at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center means a lot of classic Louisiana food. Delicious food ... The event is an outreach program where most of the veterans are homeless or close to being homeless. Larry Tero is ...
Days after police tossed Nathaniel Maurice Petgrave's camp in a search for evidence, homeless man Paul Junor fought his way through the ...
The thing I want people to realize is that that homelessness does not care about race, color, or age. There is diversity to the homeless we serve.
Truffles, a stray dog from Opelousas, was still hanging on by the time she arrived at the Humane Society of Louisiana. "This one was something ...
At the same time, they're trying to get rid of the homeless people who live and ... Northwest Louisiana's homelessness advocacy headquarters.


 

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