Homelessness

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Conversations With Veterans: Michael Newcombe’s Struggle Post Military Life

When Michael Newcombe became an active duty combat engineer for the Army, he had the world on a string, but an injury received in Afghanistan changed all that. Plagued by homelessness, unemployment and addiction, this young veteran refused to give up. This is his story.

10/23/2014

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Boulder Considering Ban On Verbal Panhandling

The Boulder City Council is considering a new rule that would ban people from verbally panhandling.

05/05/2014

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Is It Time To Treat Mental Health Like A Regular Checkup?

Is the recurrence of major problems in society like school violence and homelessness motivation enough for us to look at mental health in an entirely new way?

04/27/2014

Mayor Michael Hancock wore his pajamas while visiting University Park Elementary School (credit: CBS)

80 Schools Denver-Area School Participating In ‘PJ Day’ To End Homelessness

The city and county of Denver and Denver’s “Road Home” are teaming up with the community to help put homelessness to bed by hosting the ninth annual “PJ Day” on Thursday.

02/06/2014

Beds at the Denver Rescue Mission (credit: CBS)

Denver Rescue Mission Seeing More Need During The Deep Freeze

Homeless shelters in the Denver metro area say they’re seeing greater need and are closing their door each night over capacity due to the cold weather.

02/05/2014

A demonstrator outside the City and County Building on Tuesday (credit: CBS)

Report: Urban Camping Ban Is Making Life Harder On Homeless

A new report shows Denver’s ban on urban camping is making life harder on the homeless.

06/25/2013

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Parking Meters For The Homeless Go High Tech

The parking meters used to collect donations for Denver’s homeless are going high tech.

05/30/2013

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

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

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

PJ Day Raises Money, Awareness For Homeless

Denver’s mayor donned his best pajamas on Friday to get ready for next week’s “PJ Day” to raise money for Denver’s Road Home.

02/01/2013

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