Since April, Valley residents have been eating for a good cause at Arizona's largest homeless shelter. Helpings Cafe is located at UMOM New Day Centers on Van Buren, where trainees from the shelter go through a six- or nine-week training program to gain work experience.
Although a Phoenix homeless shelter for veterans had to close its women's section after only six months in operation, there's a big effort to raise the funds to get it reopened.That includes an anonymous $10,000 donation, according to the people organizing the fundraising effort.
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton stood besides U.S. Senator John McCain earlier this week -- on Veteran's Day -- and pledged that every chronically homeless veteran in Phoenix will be housed come Christmas. On Tuesday, the Phoenix City Council approved earmarking $100,000 toward getting the remaining 56 ... More >>
Seráh Blain is fighting homelessness with homelessness.Blain, the executive director of a local political-advocacy group, the Secular Coalition for Arizona, has been voluntarily living on the streets of Phoenix for more than a week now.
The attempted assassination of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, the incidental execution of Arizona's Chief Federal Judge, the collateral killing of five bystanders, including a child, and the deranged wounding of 14 politically curious civilians is not the result of the First Amendment's pe ... More >>
Dave Talley (right), a homeless Tempe man, returned more than $3,000 to an ASU student.Yesterday was officially "Dave Talley Day" in Tempe, as declared by Mayor Hugh Hallman.Talley, you may recall, returned a bag he found at Light Rail station to its proper owner, an ASU student.The story wouldn' ... More >>
www.homelessness.change.orgA homeless Mesa man got knifed up by a woman -- who also happened to be a Mesa transient -- yesterday morning and then denied that the woman had anything to do with the stabbing.Police got a call around 10 a.m. yesterday about a stabbing at 418 South Macdonald Road. Whe ... More >>
The homeless people Steve May recruited to run in local elections now have a better shot at being elected than he does. How's that for irony?Steve May, a now-former Republican candidate for the Arizona House of Representatives -- best known for recruiting homeless people to run as Green Party can ... More >>
www.motivatedphoto.comA Phoenix church was ordered again today to stop feeding homeless people. After a lengthy discussion in the city of Phoenix's Board of Adjustments yesterday, the board agreed with the city's earlier decision to force the Cross Roads Methodist Church to ... More >>
Country music star Jimmy Wayne is leaving Nashville and coming to the Valley, and he's doing it the hard way -- he's walking. Wayne, responsible for trailer-park love ballads like "Stay Gone," and "Blue and Brown," will be leaving Nashville, Tennessee, on foot on January 1 in an at ... More >>
Flickr creative commonsHomeless woman and child. A recent headline reported that there are now 25,000 homeless children in the Arizona public school system. We wondered -- after reading in the Arizona Republic that this number of homeless kids is equivalent to the population of Fountain hills - ... More >>
Image Source: Wikimedia CommonsUsually, when cops talk to Rodney Hapney, 42, it's because they're arresting the transient for trespassing or some other minor, though troublesome, offense. Police went looking for Hapney yesterday for a different reason -- to thank him.Hapney, who lives occasionally i ... More >>
By Martin Cizmar Maybe it’s the holiday spirit, but I’ve had a lot of people pitching charity concerts to me in the last couple weeks. “Do you like beer? Do you like charity? Do you like bikes?” my friend Candace asked, not intentionally sounding like an Amway rep. Anyway, there’s tons ... More >>
The Thomas J. Pappas School gives homeless kids everything they need except a good education
The feathered fiend bombs a naive national homeless advocate, then woodpecks haughty City Hall suits and clueless condo yups in Tempe
Carl Gholson was a gifted sax player. He was also a paranoid schizophrenic. He became another victim of Phoenixs scorching heat
The Southwest's last free-flowing stream ran dry for eight days in mid-July. It's time to act
Homeless for the holidays
New Times interrogates that annoying Christmas bell ringer.
Only in Phoenix is this a formula for a real estate hustle
Homeless residents show appetite for shelter's Apprentice Chef Program
On Madison Street, crowds of crack-addicted homeless are plaguing police and downtown businesses. But no one seems to be doing much about it.
Our April 1 story was made up -- these responses weren't
Arm the Homeless stages a firearms giveaway for Phoenix vagrants.
Phoenix Community Alliance's new plan for the Capitol Mall sends the homeless scrambling while the city looks the other way
GOP leaders want local governments to run social programs and charities to assume more of the burden. Neither idea is working in Kingman, where no good deed goes unpunished.
Homeless people hawk three different publications on curbs all over the Valley. What's brought about the proliferation of street sheets, and who, if anyone, benefits?
A WINTER OF DISCONTENT AMONG ADVOCATES OF THE HOMELESS