Minutes after receiving a call to assist a man in a wheelchair complaining of leg pain, firefighters from Billings Fire Station No. 2 and paramedics from American Medical Response arrived at the corner of Montana Avenue and North 28th Street.
Much has been said and written lately about the challenges of homelessness in our community. Complaints from business owners, shoppers and other visitors to our downtown are growing along with increased demands on social service agencies, law enforcement, emergency responders and health care…
This is one of those things that hurts to write.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act —a bill that provides critical services and support to homeless youth throughout the country.
“Murder at the Juice Joint,” a mystery-themed fundraiser, is set for Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Billings Depot.
Rocky Mountain College’s soccer field was transformed Saturday night into a 24-hour encampment of colorful cardboard shelters for the seventh annual Cardboard Box City.
“A View without a Room,” a program designed to teach photography skills to those experiencing homelessness and who are formerly homeless, begins Friday at del Alma Gallery, 2507 Montana Ave. The opening is from 5 to 8 p.m.
Lynda Woods, project coordinator for the city of Billings’ Community Development Department, believes Billings is at a tipping point over its homeless and transient population.
MISSOULA — People who are homeless do get free bus tickets to Missoula.
Lisa Donnot took over as executive director of Family Promise of Yellowstone County, the organization formerly known as Interfaith Hospitality Network, last December.
Lourdes was 69 years old when I first met her in 2012. She was living next to a bus stop on a busy four-lane street in front of a supermarket.
Many of us were saddened to read about the death of homeless Hamilton resident Linda Shelley.
South central Montana’s unusually cold, icy winter has been especially hard on the folks who arrive on foot and by patrol car every day and night at the Community Crisis Center. All have serious mental illnesses or chemical dependencies; most have both. More than 80 percent are homeless or o…
Hundreds of Billings’ homeless and people at risk of homelessness got the opportunity Friday to learn about services to give them a hand and to get signed up.
The number of homeless young people in Billings is “escalating well past the expected increase in overall population,” according to a final report issued recently by the organizers of a survey of homeless youth last summer.
The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday will be a regular work day for most Montanans. Banks and government offices will close, and Billings Public School students will have a day off. For the rest of us, the holiday will be a regular Monday, like Presidents Day will be next month.
United Way of Yellowstone County is seeking volunteers to help conduct an annual survey of the homeless in Billings on Jan. 22-23.
Sometimes a little plastic can make a big difference.