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Homeless

Homeless people sleeping on the 16th Street Mall (credit: CBS)

Businesses Say Denver Dropped The Ball On Homeless Camping Ban

Some Denver businesses admit they’re having buyer’s remorse. They say they bought Denver City Council’s line last year when the city wanted support to keep people from sleeping on the 16th Street Mall.

05/15/2013

(credit: homelessgear.org)

Colorado Group Celebrates Connecting With Homeless

The numbers behind Homeless Gear speak to the program’s success in aiding those living a life of uncertainty on Colorado’s streets.

05/04/2013

Fort Lyons Correctional Facility (credit: www.doc.state.co.us)

Lawmaker Says Fort Lyon For The Homeless Right Idea, Wrong Location

Colorado lawmakers are considering a $4 million bill to help the homeless. It calls for turning the Fort Lyon Correctional Facility into a residential treatment center.

05/01/2013

Fort Lyons Correctional Facility (credit: www.doc.state.co.us)

Dispute Over Fort Lyon Correctional Facility Brewing In Colorado

A dispute over what to do with a former prison in rural southeast Colorado is dividing the state Legislature.

04/15/2013

Inside the new home (credit: CBS)

New Home Helps Homeless Veterans Get Back On Their Feet

A new Denver home is ready to welcome homeless veterans who need help getting back on their feet.

03/02/2013

(credit: karisinc.org)

Grand Junction Cafe Helping Employ Homeless Teens

John Mok-Lamme, who runs Karis, Inc., the nonprofit that oversees local teen homeless shelter The House, hopes he’s found a viable solution for the teens who are living at or have lived at The House.

02/23/2013

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock shows off his robe to preview this year's PJ Day. (credit: CBS)

Denver’s Mayor Encourages Staying In PJs All Day Thursday

You may see a lot of people still in their PJs on Thursday. It’s all part of PJ Day to raise money for Denver’s Road Home, an organization working to help get the homeless off the streets.

02/06/2013

Amber Rivera, left, with her family and staff from M4 Roofing. (credit: CBS)

Family Gets A Surprise Christmas Gift: A Home To Live In

It’s the image families share at Christmas — the kids opening presents. But for one Colorado family, the best gift of all is having a home for the holidays.

12/25/2012

The family decorates the Christmas tree in their new apartment. (credit: CBS)

Denver Public Schools A Lifeline For Hundreds Of Families In Need

Dena Lewis has been cooking up a storm in her new kitchen while trying to keep tabs on two toddlers and two teenage daughters. It’s hard to believe but just days ago the family of five was homeless.

12/19/2012

Inside Pizza Fusion (credit: CBS)

Pizza Joint Changing Lives With Tasty Lessons

Approximately 12,000 men, women and children are homeless in Colorado. Many end up on the street asking for money, but one business on one of Denver’s busiest streets is opening its doors to help.

12/14/2012

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