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Facebook Post Inspires Others To Help Homeless

Sometimes all it takes are good intentions and a Facebook post to make a big difference. Jared Guynes and Chris Wiman proved that in Dallas on Wednesday afternoon.

01/02/2014

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Omni Hotel Opening Its Doors To Homeless

The Omni Hotel in Dallas is decked out for 500 special guests who will stay there this Christmas Eve. For the 9th year, the hotel will serve as a warm place to stay for people who don’t have a home.

CBS 11–12/24/2013

Homeless people line up outside the Union Gospel Mission in Fort Worth. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Protests Don’t Prevent Expansion Of City Homeless Shelter

Despite protests, the Fort Worth City Council is allowing a homeless shelter to expand. Some residents and business owners are frustrated, saying they feel as if they’re baring the brunt of housing the city’s homeless population.

CBSDFW.COM–12/17/2013

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City Scrambles To Find Enough Shelter For The Homeless

Dealing with the cold and ice can be difficult when you live in a house or apartment. The situation has even more chance of turning deadly for the thousands of North Texans who are homeless.

CBSDFW.COM–12/06/2013

Turkeys donated for the 10th Annual Coppell Independent School District Kid For Turkey Food Drive. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Thousands Show Up For Thanksgiving Assistance In Fort Worth

Food banks have seen a surge in demand recently since there were recent cuts in food stamp programs, but nothing like the 2200 or more people who showed up on Monday and Tuesday.

11/26/2013

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Goodwill Program Says ‘Thank You’ To Forgotten Veterans

Goodwill held a special program Thursday to say thank you to some forgotten veterans. They are men and women who came home carrying emotional scars from service and found themselves homeless.

CBS 11–11/14/2013

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DFW Writer Helps Homeless Kids Rewrite Future

Tammy Kling is a ghostwriter by trade. She has authored more than 100 books. But on weekends, she is a teacher and encourager, helping homeless kids rewrite their futures.

10/11/2013

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North Texas Graduates Who Have Truly “Overcome”

Call it a “graduation to life.” On Friday 35 residents of a Dallas homeless shelter celebrated a launch to self-sufficiency. The New Life Recovery Program is helping people change their lives…one choice at a time.

CBSDFW.COM–08/30/2013

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Struggling To Stay Cool In The North Texas Heat

Not everyone has access to the cooling waters of a splash park and pool. For many people, battling the heat is a matter of life and death.

08/06/2013

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Volunteers, Mayor Raise Awareness About Homelessness

At a glance, it looked like Patrick Murphy is panhandling in downtown Fort Worth Tuesday morning.

05/07/2013

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Local Film Takes Look At Homelessness

The local film “Hiding in Plain Sight” chronicles a family’s experience with homelessness. It has won numerous awards, and now it is available on DVD.

04/30/2013

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