Content Tagged As homeless

Tagged News

  • San Luis Obispo shelter encourages public to not give money to panhandlers

    May 3, 2012 9:45 PM

    You see a panhandler on the corner begging for money, or just holding up a sign. So, do you give them money? Well, a San Luis Obispo homeless shelter is encouraging you not to do so. According to the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo, there are about... more »
  • San Luis Obispo shelter encourages public to not give money to panhandlers

    May 3, 2012 9:45 PM

    You see a panhandler on the corner begging for money, or just holding up a sign. So, do you give them money? Well, a San Luis Obispo homeless shelter is encouraging you not to do so. According to the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo, there are about... more »
  • Arroyo Grande could approve parking for homeless at local church

    March 27, 2012 3:38 AM

    Some members of the homeless population in Arroyo Grande may soon have a free place to park cars and RVs overnight. The city council will consider a proposal Tuesday night that would allow up to three cars to park at Saint Barnabas' Episcopal Church. If successful after six months,... more »
  • Some San Luis Obispo homeless can now legally park in facility off Prado Road

    March 21, 2012 10:31 PM

    Some homeless people in San Luis Obispo will now be able to park their cars and RV's overnight in the Prado Day Center, which is a facility for homeless people, located off Prado Road. The city council voted unanimously to allow 5 parking spots to become available. The... more »
  • Lompoc homeless shelter reopens

    January 25, 2012 10:25 PM

    The Marks House shelter in Lompoc is set to open its doors again. Money problems forced the shelter to close last week. The Lompoc shelter, which once housed homeless women and children, will now be a place where homeless families can stay. Marks House holds 19 beds for... more »
  • Winter weather raises concerns about homeless shelter overcrowding

    January 19, 2012 9:50 PM

    The closure of two homeless shelters in Lompoc earlier this week could pose challenges for the Good Samaritan Shelter in Santa Maria. The Lompoc Housing Community Development Corporation closed the Marks House and the Bridgehouse shelters on Tuesday after running out of money to operate them. Now, the city... more »
  • Affordable rentals open doors to low income and homeless

    December 14, 2011 10:09 PM

    New affordable rental housing in Santa Maria is helping the homeless get back on their feet. The Santa Barbara County Housing Authority held a ribbon cutting today to unveil the Rancho Hermosa development, located on the 100 block of Inger Drive. They say you can build a house. It... more »
  • Store stocked with free clothes opens in Arroyo Grande

    November 12, 2011 8:24 PM

    Homeless and disadvantaged teenagers can now shop 'til they drop at a store stocked with clothes just for them. Saturday marked the grand opening of The Teens Closet on Farrell Avenue in Arroyo Grande. Inside a small building donated by Compass Health, there's clothes to outfit teenagers in... more »
  • City crews crack down on Homeless living in the creek

    October 6, 2011 9:50 PM

    An aggressive attempt to clear the creek in San Luis Obispo of homeless people and their trash is underway. "The creek was really overgrown, and there was trash and bio hazardous material," said Robert Mullins, describing the creek near his home at Laurel Creek. Behind the complex, between Sacramento... more »
  • County expands medical services for the homeless

    December 13, 2010 9:53 PM

    Santa Barbara County health experts are helping those without a home this winter get better access to medical care. Santa Barbara County Public Health is expanding its Health Care for the Homeless program. A report released in July showed 45 homeless people died between January 2009 and March of... more »
  • Homeless clinics expanding medical care

    December 13, 2010 3:27 PM

    Santa Barbara County wants to provide more medical services to the homeless in the region. A county report from earlier this year identified 45 homeless deaths from January 2009-March 2010. Through expanded hours and more outreach, county organizers hope they can reduce that number and get the help to those... more »
  • Local school districts see growing number of homeless students

    December 8, 2010 9:54 PM

    The Central Coast is seeing a record number of homeless kids in local school districts and some educators say it's affecting their ability to teach. So far this year, Santa Barbara County has identified more than 45-hundred homeless students. That number has more than doubled from just two years... more »
  • Local schools seeing greater number of homeless children

    December 8, 2010 1:24 PM

    The number of homeless children in Santa Barbara County is on the rise. Federal law defines homeless students as those who lack a "fixed, regular, or adequate nighttime residence. It includes children living in homeless shelters, motels, campgrounds and cars, as well as children living doubled or tripled up.... more »
  • Low-cost housing units raise concerns for neighbors

    November 18, 2010 9:55 PM

    Construction has begun on a controversial housing project in Santa Maria. The Rancho Hermosa Project will be located on the 100 block of East Inger Drive. It will provide 47 apartments for homeless, mentally ill and low- income tenants. Some people have expressed concerns about having the development in their... more »
  • Housing conference aims to help homeless

    May 19, 2010 10:22 PM

    Thousands of people in Santa Barbara County have no place to call home. That was the focus of a housing conference today in Buellton. Housing and shelter providers are working together to get the county's homeless into permanent, affordable housing. Shelter directors say their clients can only stay in... more »
  • Veterans & homeless are focus of upcoming H1N1 vaccine clinic

    March 2, 2010 12:48 PM

    Santa Barbara County health officials are focusing on the county's homeless and veterans at an upcoming H1N1 vaccine clinic. The clinic will take place during the regular Sunday meal for Santa Barbara's homeless provided by the Organic Soup Kitchen. That vaccine clinic takes place Sunday, March 4th from 7:30a.m.... more »
  • A proposed homeless shelter faces major hurdle on Wednesday

    February 16, 2010 8:22 PM

    A plan for a new homeless center in San Luis Obispo could get the green light on Wednesday. A 200-bed homeless campus is being proposed for South Higuera Street at Prado Road. It would be located on one acre. But in order to move forward, the San Luis Obispo... more »
  • Homeless crowd shelters in the rain

    January 19, 2010 8:22 PM

    The wet weather is taking a toll on the homeless population. In Santa Barbara county, more than 6,000 people are homeless and need somewhere to go to get out of the rain. In San Luis Obispo county, as many as 4,000 people are homeless. When weather like this strikes, shelters... more »
  • Prado Day Center offering warm gift this holiday season

    December 11, 2009 1:24 AM

    A warm and welcome gift is coming to those in need during this latest winter storm. The Prado Day Center is extending its hours for the first time. The homeless shelter normally closes at 4:30 p.m. but it will remain open non-stop until Sunday at 4:30 p.m. ... more »
  • Chilly temps have homeless looking for a place to stay

    December 9, 2009 12:32 AM

    The chilly temperatures make it extremely difficult on the homeless. The Economic Opportunity Commission says on a given night, there will be 2,500 to 4,000 people looking for a place to sleep in San Luis Obispo County. The last statistics in 2006, show there were more than 6,000 homeless in... more »
  • Project Healthy Neighbor hosts homeless health fair

    November 18, 2009 6:58 AM

    An organization on the south coast hopes to help hundreds of homeless people stay healthy. "Project Healthy Neighbors" is expecting nearly 500 homeless individuals and families to attend the fifth annual Homeless Health Fair. The three-day event provides a range of free services to help the homeless population of... more »
  • Large turnout expected for Homeless Health Fair

    November 17, 2009 5:21 PM

    Over 20 local organizations are teaming up for Project Healthy Neighbors, a health fair for the homeless from Nov. 16-18. The 5th annual event will provide a range of free services to the homeless population in Santa Barbara. Some of the services include swine flu vaccinations, dental hygiene care, and... more »

Most Popular

Top Videos

1 2 3 4