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Billings public services stretched as number of chronically homeless rises

Billings public services stretched as number of chronically homeless rises

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.

December 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Health Matters: Homelessness is a community issue

Health Matters: Homelessness is a community issue

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…

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From the editor: Downtown Billings needs to clean up its act

From the editor: Downtown Billings needs to clean up its act

This is one of those things that hurts to write.

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Guest opinion: Young, homeless and thrown away in Montana

Guest opinion: Young, homeless and thrown away in Montana

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.

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Murder-mystery night benefits groups battling homelessness

“Murder at the Juice Joint,” a mystery-themed fundraiser, is set for Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Billings Depot.

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Hundreds spend the night in cardboard boxes to raise money, awareness for homelessness

Hundreds spend the night in cardboard boxes to raise money, awareness for homelessness

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.

October 11, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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'A Room Without a View' opens Friday

“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.

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Billings looks to Reno for ideas to address homeless, transient issues

Billings looks to Reno for ideas to address homeless, transient issues

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.

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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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