New York City to Finally Provide More Emergency Shelter for Domestic Violence Victims 

For the first time since 2009, New York City is planning to add more beds in emergency and transitional shelters for victims of domestic violence. Domestic violence is believed to be one of the driving forces behind the city’s skyrocketing homelessness problem, along with mental illness and unemployment. »9/21/15 11:50am9/21/15 11:50am

Texas Woman Fined for Feeding the Homeless Cites Religious Freedom Law 

Joan Cheever, a San Antonio woman who’s been feeding the homeless for the past decade, is arguing that Texas’ religious freedom law should protect her from the $2,000 fine she’s facing for her charitable work. Cheever was cited by police last week for handing out food in a local park. She argues the Religious Freedom… »4/17/15 4:10pm4/17/15 4:10pm

Homeless Mother Arrested For Leaving Kids in Car During Job Interview

Shanesha Taylor, a mother of two from Scottsdale, Arizona, was called in for a job interview last week. Because she's homeless and doesn't have access to childcare, she had to leave her six-month-old and 2-year-old in the car with the windows cracked while she did the interview. While she was gone, police were called… »3/28/14 6:15pm3/28/14 6:15pm

Colbert Sticks It to the Homeless with 'Homeless for the Holidays'

Fox News' Bill O'Reilly and John Stossel have dedicated much of the holiday season to fighting against the worthy cause of homelessness — I'm, sorry. Did I say "homelessness?" Because what I meant to say was that they've dedicated much of the holiday season to fighting against the homeless — as in the people who don't… »12/10/13 2:20pm12/10/13 2:20pm

State Rep 'Fixes' Homelessness by Smashing Homeless People's Stuff

Hawaii State Representative Tom Brower is plum fed up with homeless people, all homelessing around on the streets not having homes, right out there where good homeful people can see them. It's like, UGH, why don't they just go ho—er, um, nm. Fortunately for everyone (oh, except for the victims of the social travesty… »11/19/13 3:15pm11/19/13 3:15pm

Homeless Teenage Girl Graduates as Valedictorian, Is a Total Badass

What was your excuse for not being valedictorian of your high school graduating class? Mine was Law & Order. Those weekday marathons sucked me in within minutes, and before I knew it, it was 11pm and all I had learned about human anatomy was what Detective Briscoe and the medical examiner had discussed over the dead… »5/24/13 12:10pm5/24/13 12:10pm

New York Police Officer Buys Shoes for Barefoot Homeless Man, Says 'I Knew I Had to Help'

Stop the presses — there's some heartwarming news coming out of the NYPD! Yesterday, a photo depicting an unknown New York City cop giving a pair of winter boots to a homeless man went viral after the woman who took it (a tourist and fellow police officer from Arizona) posted the picture to the NYPD's Facebook page… »11/30/12 4:20pm11/30/12 4:20pm

San Francisco Aims to Limit Panhandling Through the Power of Adorable Puppies

While San Francisco is known for being one of the most dog-friendly cities in the United States, the city has recently seen a spike in the number of abandoned dogs brought into area animal shelters, with 2,424 dogs taken in in the last fiscal year, compared to 1,939 in 2008. Equally distressing, San Francisco has long… »7/09/12 12:30pm7/09/12 12:30pm