Latest Women's shelters News

Indianapolis houses homeless in hotels amid pandemic winter

Dec. 26, 2020 12:02 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Making sure that Indianapolis residents experiencing homelessness can escape the cold at night looks different this winter. Hotels are being called on to handle overflow caused by social distancing in shelters. Every year, Wheeler Mission and the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention...

Spartanburg church to build tiny village for homeless women

Dec. 5, 2020 4:18 PM EST

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina church is moving forward with plans to create a village of tiny homes to help homeless women. First Baptist Spartanburg plans to transform land on the city's Northside into transitional housing for single homeless women, WYFF-TV reported. “They in, our...

Winter brings new challenges to area homeless shelters

Nov. 30, 2020 1:01 AM EST

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — GIFTS Men’s Shelter recently offered accommodations to a man who walked out of the woods along the Rock River and told staff he couldn’t stand one more night of sleeping under bare trees on the cold ground. At the House of Mercy Homeless Center, a family of five with...

COVID-19 pandemic strains Maryland groups helping homeless

Nov. 19, 2020 5:02 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has increased the strain on groups that work to prevent homelessness in Maryland, with experts saying single mothers and people of color are being hurt the most. Multiple advocacy groups have expanded their programs to try to handle the surge in cases, as...