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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

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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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Frisco Non-Profit Fights Hunger, Homelessness In Collin County

Collin County has seen some of the most spectacular economic growth in North Texas, but the affluence in Frisco is not universal as many believe.

KRLD–06/10/2013

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Texas Mental Health Funding Leaves Gaps

Prompted by the attacks of deranged gunmen on a schoolhouse in Connecticut and a movie theater in Colorado, state lawmakers are rushing to plug holes in the system.

03/30/2013

Students from All Saints Episcopal School in Fort Worth experience a night of homelessness. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Local Students Experience A Night Of Homelessness

It was a night spent bundled up in blankets, cramped together on cardboard, and sleeping outside in the cold. That’s what more than one hundred 7th and 8th grade students from All Saints Episcopal School did for a project called “Project Empathy.”

CBS 11–02/22/2013

A homeless tent city. (credit: Getty Images/Justin Sullivan)

Upcoming Count Will Give Census Of Area Homeless

In just a few weeks census workers will fan out across North Texas to count the number of homeless in the area. To accomplish the task professionals and volunteers are put together.

CBSDFW.COM–01/03/2013

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Heart Of Dallas More Than Just A Bowl Game

The winner of the new New Years Day Bowl Game in Dallas’ Fair Park didn’t score a touchdown or intercept a pass Tuesday.

01/01/2013

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Hundreds Of Homeless Lying In Luxury This Christmas Eve

They rode into the front entrance of the Dallas Omni Hotel in luxury coach buses and when they got out, hundreds of volunteers and a red carpeted awaited them.

12/24/2012

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Self-Exile On The Streets Of Dallas

A North Texas youth pastor will live as a homeless person for the next 30 days as part of a quest to find answers about the human spirit.

11/01/2012

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Sex Offender Fighting Eviction Due To Registry As 12-Year-Old

The eviction notice came last week. “I mean, it floored me,” said Joshua Gravens, 26.

10/02/2012

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Local Non-Profit Encouraging ‘Christmas in July’ Giving

A North Texas homeless shelter wants to get the word out that charitable giving is needed after the holidays. Non-profits workers say there’s always an uptick in charitable giving during November and December, then contributions fall almost flat after December 31.

07/25/2012

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