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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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Dallas Man Wins Seven-Year Court Fight To Feed The Homeless

Don Hart filed a lawsuit against the city of Dallas challenging his right to feed the homeless. Seven years later, a federal judge ruled the ordinance violated his religious freedom.

CBS 11–03/28/2013

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Burial Set In Dallas For 4 Unclaimed Veterans

Four homeless or indigent veterans with no relatives to claim them are being buried with full military honors Wednesday in Dallas.

03/13/2013

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Man Critically Injured In Fort Worth Stabbing

A man was critically injured after being stabbed four times in downtown Fort Worth. The victim had just given two homeless people some money, but they wanted even more.

03/05/2013

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