Homeless

Jim Cunningham
May 09, 2018 - 5:47 am
Law enforcement agencies around the Kansas City area are dealing with what they say is a growing problem; homeless people who want more than a handout. There are plenty of people who truly are in need and believe they have no choice but to beg for money on a street corner, but there are those who...
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Jim Cunningham
November 17, 2017 - 4:57 am
They're seen on the street corners, cardboard signs in their in hands. People may ask, how did the homeless people get there? Why don't they seek help? One such person is Heather, 54. She was married for 23 years before she was widowed in 2005. Heather used to have two jobs before she was injured...
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Jim Cunningham
November 01, 2017 - 4:54 am
A local agency is employing the old concept offering a hand up instead of a hand out to homeless people. When a person come to Hillcrest Transitional Housing of Kansas, they get more than meal and a place to lay their head. The mission is to move homeless people into self-sufficiency within 90 days...
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Jim Cunningham
September 19, 2017 - 7:19 am
Kansas City, MO - A KC Metro woman says she is helping to put lives back together with a resale store. Customers do not find second hand shoes or faded bluejeans at Scraps KC, which is located just off the 12th Street Bridge in the West Bottoms. The store is filled with items like fabric, art...
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August 03, 2017 - 5:14 pm
Kansas City, MO - Construction of a village for homeless veterans took a big step forward during a groundbreaking Thursday morning. Workers began laying water and sewer lines for the village located just off 89th and Troost. Veteran's Community Project CEO Chris Stout, says their goal is to have...
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Michael Ronnebaum
July 17, 2017 - 7:26 am
A Kansas City charity is beginning a renewed team effort to help homeless people find decent housing. The program is called Coordinated Entry. Organizers want to bring together various community resources and prioritize the people who are most vulnerable to homelessness. "We have five identified...
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Michael Ronnebaum
July 14, 2017 - 6:02 am
New numbers show Kansas City's homeless population is dropping. The Greater Kansas City Coalition to End Homelessness released its 2017 report that indicates the number of people living on the streets has gone down by nine percent since the previous report. The report also shows a steady decline in...
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Michael Ronnebaum
July 06, 2017 - 7:06 am
Once unable to kick his drug habit, a Kansas City man devotes himself to providing free bicycles to the homeless. Kevin Colbert, 54, fixes up bicycles on a property at 3269 Gilham Road. He can usually be found there, surrounded by dozens of two-wheelers. Colbert doesn't charge money for the...
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