VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Pope Francis brought attention to the plight of the homeless, who have no place to stay during the coronavirus pandemic, in a recent interview with his biographer.
NEW YORK (RNS) — Staff members at New York's oldest homeless shelter are asking for donations to cover increased demand for prepackaged food and cleaning supplies.
(RNS) — A number of churches in California are exploring ways to build affordable housing on their own land. It’s what people are referring to as YIGBY, or 'Yes in God’s Backyard.'
(RNS) — Last month, Hope Covenant Church opened the first homeless shelter in Chicago’s affluent suburban Village of Orland Park in more than three decades. The overnight shelter is open every Tuesday until April — unless a lawsuit by village officials succeeds.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — More than a dozen people gathered Sunday (Oct. 13) in Boyle Heights — a working-class Latino neighborhood on the east side of Los Angeles that was once a thriving Jewish enclave — to observe the biblical holiday of Sukkot. It has been more than 30 years since this tradition was celebrated in this community.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — A local synagogue has joined forces with Safe Parking LA, a nonprofit that sets up secure parking lots for people who live in their car.
(RNS) — Staying put would have been a logistical nightmare for the 50 to 60 homeless women and men who typically sleep in a church shelter across the street from the stadium.
WASHINGTON — Local authorities, the nonprofits, the churches and their volunteers are to be commended and supported for helping the homeless survive the recent bitter cold in the nation's capital.
ROME (RNS) Since he became pope four years ago, Francis has made it a personal priority to provide them with showers, housing, medical care and other services to help restore their dignity.
WASHINGTON (RNS) In a preliminary study of 11 cities across the country, 58 percent of emergency beds for the homeless were at faith-based organizations.
ROME (RNS) News of the day trips for about 100 indigent Romans comes as the pontiff warns against the Catholic Church becoming too 'bureaucratic.'
SAN JOSE, Calif. (RNS) Like a prophet crying out in the wilderness, Wagers is dogged in his pursuit of justice for the homeless.
(RNS) Pope Francis' outreach to the homeless is an ongoing theme of his papacy.
The guide includes addresses of medical services, 40 sidewalk soup kitchens, 40 indoor eateries, 45 places to sleep and 17 places to wash and get a shave or a haircut.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Francis’ visit was said to have delighted around 30 homeless men hosted at the dormitory, who recounted their stories and asked to be blessed.