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Volunteers conduct surveys at the Homeless Alliance Day Shelter in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Annual homeless survey shapes city, nonprofit response and federal aid

Annual homeless survey shapes city, nonprofit response and federal aid

“It’s not so much that the economy is in a tailspin and more people are becoming homeless,” Straughan said. “Its that we are not able to get folks who are homeless housed as quickly.”


Letters to the Editor: Dec. 21, 2017

Donald Trump as the GOP candidate appealed to voters with fear, hate and ignorance, and violence was accepted by many.


Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma receives grant to help veterans

The organization will use the funds from the Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program to help homeless and imminently homeless veterans and their families.


Mental Health Association Oklahoma collects needed items for homeless

MHAOK’s BetterBox Project raises community awareness about homelessness and offers housing assistance.

Larry Batten and Rev. John Maiget pose for a photo at Chain Reaction Ministries at First Christian Church, Friday, May 27, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Local church continues bike ministry in Oklahoma

Chain Reaction Ministries refurbishes bicycles and offers dependable transportation to OKC’s homeless.

Standing up for hope

Rickey and Joella Bell Photo by Mark Hancock Bell and his wife, Joella, often find themselves living on the streets of Oklahoma City, but they don’t ask for pity. The 11-year vet knows the mistakes he has made and is working to right his wrongs. “We all put ourselves in these positions, and we have

Word on the street

Marco Powell is a Curbside Chronicle vendor. Credit: Shannon Cornman It was an idea that Whitley O’Connor, executive director of The Curbside Chronicle and a self-proclaimed “social entrepreneur,” has seen benefit the destitute of many cities throughout the U.S. “It’s not a new idea, but we’ve put a new spin on it,” he said. O’Connor

Homeward bound

“The program takes advantage of existing assets, so very little new money is actually needed,” said Dan Straughan, executive director of Homeless Alliance. “The goal is to get them to a place where we can concentrate our resources.” More than 100 people volunteered in January to conduct surveys of the metro’s homeless population to identify

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