Homelessness http://wunc.org en Criminal Charges Dropped Against Durham Panhandlers http://wunc.org/post/criminal-charges-dropped-against-durham-panhandlers <p></p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 13:06:32 +0000 Jorge Valencia 27662 at http://wunc.org Criminal Charges Dropped Against Durham Panhandlers Raleigh Identifies New Site For Downtown Food Distribution http://wunc.org/post/raleigh-identifies-new-site-downtown-food-distribution <p></p><p>Charities in Raleigh could soon be using a vacant warehouse across from Moore Square to distribute food on weekends.&nbsp;</p><p>City staff members submitted that recommendation this week.&nbsp; The city came to the agreement with local charity groups after volunteers said this summer police threatened to arrest them for handing out food.&nbsp;</p><p>A city ordinance prohibits food distribution without a permit, but charities said they had been doing it for years on the weekends when soup kitchens are closed.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 11:58:16 +0000 Will Michaels 24653 at http://wunc.org Raleigh Identifies New Site For Downtown Food Distribution Moore Square Update http://wunc.org/post/moore-square-update <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">L</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">ast night leaders of local charities met to discuss options for distributing food to the poor in downtown Raleigh. </span></p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 15:54:57 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 22642 at http://wunc.org Moore Square Update Raleigh To Revisit Food Distribution Ordinance http://wunc.org/post/raleigh-revisit-food-distribution-ordinance <p>Raleigh is taking more public comment about its food distribution ordinance.&nbsp;</p><p>Monday night's meeting comes nearly a month after police threatened to arrest volunteer groups that were handing out food to the homeless in Moore Square.&nbsp; A city ordinance prohibits food distribution in public parks without a permit, but at least one group says it had been giving out food on the weekends for six years.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 13:44:54 +0000 Will Michaels 22560 at http://wunc.org Raleigh To Revisit Food Distribution Ordinance Triangle CEOs Spend The Night Homeless http://wunc.org/post/triangle-ceos-spend-night-homeless <p>A group of community and business leaders spent the night under the stars last night, right across from the Durham Performing Arts Center.&nbsp; <a href="http://ceo.unitedwaytriangle.org/">The United Way</a> event was designed to bring attention to homelessness and poverty in the Triangle.&nbsp;</p><p>They made their beds out of cardboard refrigerator boxes – laid out or propped up on the grass between DPAC and the railroad tracks.</p><p>Kari Stoltz is Triangle Market President for Bank of America.&nbsp; As she prepared for the night, Stoltz grabbed her khaki baseball cap.</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 16:22:05 +0000 Leoneda Inge 22030 at http://wunc.org Triangle CEOs Spend The Night Homeless More Cities Sweeping Homeless Into Less Prominent Areas http://wunc.org/post/more-cities-sweeping-homeless-less-prominent-areas In North Carolina, a fight is brewing over the homeless in the capital city of Raleigh. Elected leaders have asked charitable and religious groups to stop their long-standing tradition of feeding the homeless in a downtown park on weekends.<p>But advocates for the poor say the city is trying to push the homeless out of a neighborhood that business leaders want to spruce up.<p><strong>'I Will Arrest You'</strong><p>Almost every day, the Rev. Thu, 05 Sep 2013 07:21:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 21960 at http://wunc.org Repaying A Debt: Doctor Brings Personal Story Of Poverty To Patient Care http://wunc.org/post/repaying-debt-doctor-brings-personal-story-poverty-patient-care-0 <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><em>This episode was a rebroadcast. &nbsp;The program originally aired on Monday, February 25, 2013.</em></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">When Leslie Smith was 24 years old, she was in a fire. After spending 3 months at the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.med.unc.edu/burn" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Jaycee Burn Center</a>&nbsp;in Chapel Hill, she was released. Smith told Host Frank Stasio “It took me about ten years to recover from those injuries.”</p><p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 13:48:35 +0000 Christina Blyde & Frank Stasio 21839 at http://wunc.org Repaying A Debt: Doctor Brings Personal Story Of Poverty To Patient Care Raleigh To Relax Ban On Food Distribution In Parks http://wunc.org/post/raleigh-relax-ban-food-distribution-parks <p></p><p>A city council committee in Raleigh has agreed to review a ban on allowing food distribution in a downtown city park.<br><br>The council's Law and Public Safety Committee held a three-hour public hearing Wednesday to listen to residents who were angry about the ban.</p><p>It was enforced last weekend, when charitable and religious groups that normally distribute food in Moore Square were stopped by the police. They were following a 1998 ordinance preventing food distribution that officials had previously ignored.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 11:30:15 +0000 Jessica Jones 21591 at http://wunc.org Raleigh To Relax Ban On Food Distribution In Parks Repaying A Debt: Doctor Brings Personal Story Of Poverty To Patient Care http://wunc.org/post/repaying-debt-doctor-brings-personal-story-poverty-patient-care <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When Leslie Smith was 24 years old, she was in a fire. After spending 3 months at the </span><a href="https://www.med.unc.edu/burn" style="line-height: 1.5;">Jaycee Burn Center</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Chapel Hill, she was released. Smith told Host Frank Stasio “It took me about ten years to recover from those injuries.”</span></p><p>“I had bandages from my neck down to my thighs where my burns were, and then from my thighs down to my ankles where they had taken skin to do skin grafting operations. So I literally was covered from ankle to neck in bandages.”</p><p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 16:41:51 +0000 Frank Stasio & Christina Blyde 10947 at http://wunc.org Repaying A Debt: Doctor Brings Personal Story Of Poverty To Patient Care Keeping Up With The Demand For Food And Shelter http://wunc.org/post/keeping-demand-food-and-shelter <p>More beds are available for the homeless in Durham as the need for shelters continues to rise across North Carolina.&nbsp; The Durham Rescue Mission has opened a new facility with beds for 88 men as well as a large kitchen and dining area.&nbsp; The Triangle is among North Carolina's metropolitan areas where more people are looking for a meal and a place to sleep.&nbsp; Durham Rescue Mission COO Rob Tart says shelters are also trying to adapt to new needs for the homeless population.</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 14:03:01 +0000 Will Michaels 9538 at http://wunc.org