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New program seeks host homes to shelter homeless Mpls youth

 

By Cathy ten Broeke

Contributing Writer

 

Five years ago this community came together around the vision that all people in Minneapolis and Hennepin County will have access to safe, decent, and affordable housing and the supports they need to sustain that housing. That remains our vision, and we have not wavered in our belief that this can be done. Despite the challenges of the last five years — the economy, a major tornado, unemployment, and one of the tightest rental vacancy rates in a decade — hundreds of people working to end homelessness every day in our community did not stop. They worked harder. They worked smarter. Continue Reading →

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Holiday party planned for long-term homeless women

 

By Vickie Evans-Nash

Contributing Writer
“Everybody deserves to have something for the holiday,” says Tonda Daggs. On Wednesday, December 14, volunteers will prepare and serve a meal for approximately 90 women, many of whom have a decade or more of memories of having nowhere to go — not just for the holidays, but on a daily basis. For more than a month now, Daggs and a group of dedicated volunteers have been making no-sew fleece blankets and jewelry to present as holiday gifts to women who have experienced long-term homelessness. They are looking for support from the community as well. Tonda Daggs with blanket gifts for homeless women
Over 10 years ago, Daggs was diagnosed as bipolar. Continue Reading →

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