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Individuals, groups bus homeless to other cities in Montana

MISSOULA — People who are homeless do get free bus tickets to Missoula.

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Making room for homeles families: Five minutes with Lisa Donnot

Making room for homeles families: Five minutes with Lisa Donnot

Lisa Donnot took over as executive director of Family Promise of Yellowstone County, the organization formerly known as Interfaith Hospitality Network, last December.

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Guest opinion: The way to end homelessness is to prevent it in the first place

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.

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Guest opinion: Take action to save lives of homeless Montanans

Many of us were saddened to read about the death of homeless Hamilton resident Linda Shelley.

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Gazette opinion: Crisis center saves lives, money

Gazette opinion: Crisis center saves lives, money

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…

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Businesses, agencies gather to help Billings' at-risk and homeless

Businesses, agencies gather to help Billings' at-risk and homeless

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.

January 24, 2014 4:30 pm Video Photos

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Report: Youth homelessness on the rise in Billings

Report: Youth homelessness on the rise in Billings

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.

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Gazette opinion: Observe MLK holiday with community service

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.

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Survey of homeless population scheduled; volunteers sought

United Way of Yellowstone County is seeking volunteers to help conduct an annual survey of the homeless in Billings on Jan. 22-23.

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Senior High puts out the call for gift cards for its homeless students

Senior High puts out the call for gift cards for its homeless students

Sometimes a little plastic can make a big difference. 

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Guest opinion: America's duty to serve military veterans all year long

Last month, President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to former Capt. William D. Swenson, U.S. Army, for heroism and gallantry above and beyond the call of duty in the Battle of the Ganjgal Valley on Sept. 8, 2009.

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'I need a family, just not mine'

'I need a family, just not mine'

A first-of-its-kind survey in Billings has garnered national attention and offers new insights into the lives and needs of young homeless people living within the community.

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'We're good people': Homeless pair talks of daily struggle on the street

'We're good people': Homeless pair talks of daily struggle on the street

A little after 6:30 Wednesday morning, Billings police Officer Tanner Buechler came across a man sleeping in a makeshift camp on the uphill side of the BBWA canal above North 14th Street.

August 25, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Gov. Matt Mead announces homeless plan for Wyoming

Gov. Matt Mead announces homeless plan for Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead on Tuesday tapped the Wyoming Department of Family Services to manage the state's homeless services.

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Wyoming governor signals support for homeless help

Wyoming’s state government has never been responsible for coordinating homelessness services in the state, but that will change soon, according to Gov. Matt Mead.

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Kay in Venture Theatre's "And I Know"

Kay in Venture Theatre's "And I Know"

Elizabeth Kay, foreground, is among cast members of "And I Know," a theatrical event at Venture Theatre that casts light on homelessness. Performance continues this weekend with 8 p.m. curtain time on Friday and Saturday and a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday.

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"And I Know" at Venture Theatre

"And I Know" at Venture Theatre

From left, Makenzy Gilsdorf, Elizabeth Kay and River Newell-Cline are featured in "And I Know," a theatrical project casting light on homelessness set for performances at Venture Theatre beginning Friday.

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Telling their story: "And I Know" tackles homelessness

Telling their story: "And I Know" tackles homelessness

If there’s anything playwrights Ryan Gage and Shad Scott would like the audience to understand when they see their new play, “And I Know,” it’s that homelessness is more than the images you see on television.

April 18, 2013 11:00 am Photos

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Wyoming struggles to develop plan to address homelessness

Wyoming struggles to develop plan to address homelessness

GREEN RIVER, Wyo. – Cathie Hughes is a woman with seemingly limitless energy. But she sounded dejected when she answered the phone in early March.

March 31, 2013 11:15 pm Photos

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