Tag Archives: Homeless

Pilot program to help the homeless get state IDs

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We’ve all been there, waiting in line for hours at the secretary of state’s office.

But what if you wait for hours – only to be told you need a valid birth certificate, and permanent address – but you have no way to prove who you are. Continue reading

Local woman says God told her to knit scarves for the homeless

IMG_7603At CMU Broadcasting we don’t always get to see the affect our coverage has on listeners. But with our recent homelessness project, we did. A listener from Atlanta, Michigan reached out to us about donating scarves to people who are homeless after seeing our coverage on the Storied Streets homelessness project.

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Will there ever be an end to poverty?

file0002103408351 (1)As a part of our ongoing series of reports on homelessness, Ben Thorp went to a Saginaw soup kitchen to talk about the services they offer. He wound up speaking to a CMU professor about poverty, its persistence, and what we can do to eradicate it.

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Transitional housing for veterans is one of a kind in northern Michigan

DSC_0201-largeStudies show the state of Michigan has roughly twelve hundred homeless veterans. Northern Michigan has one shelter to help transition veterans in that area out of homelessness.

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