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Normandy High Senior Overcomes Hardships To Land Slot In Ivy League School | Wellston , Missouri | STLToday.com

WELLSTON, MISSOURI — She’s spent much of her childhood in and out of homeless shelters. She’s attended more schools than she can easily keep track of — most of them struggling urban schools where disruptions and low expectations are the norm.

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Homeless Female Vets A Challenge For Shelters | Fairfax , Virginia | Bend Bulletin

Homeless Female Vets A Challenge For Shelters | Fairfax , Virginia | Bend Bulletin

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA — Though the overall number of homeless veterans declined 12 percent between 2010 and 2011, the number of homeless female veterans is increasing, the VA said in a draft report this month, and these women are now the fastest-growing segment of the homeless veterans population.

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Milwaukee Group Hosts Memorial Day Picnic For The Homeless | Milwaukee , Wisconsin | FOX 11 News

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN — Milwaukee’s Repairers of the Breach homeless shelter organized Monday’s picnic – giving hundreds of people the opportunity to eat and celebrate Memorial Day, even though they don’t have a place to call home. “It makes me feel wonderful. It’s a blessing,” sad Charles Casey, who attended the picnic.

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Homeless Student Graduates | Atlanta , Georgia | WLTZ 38 NBC News

Homeless Student Graduates | Atlanta , Georgia | WLTZ 38 NBC News

ATLANTA, GEORGIA — An Atlanta high school graduate is thanking his teachers and friends for helping him get through school. He’s been homeless for the past years but now has a bright future ahead.

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Helping Homeless Vets | Buffalo , New York | Buffalo News

Helping Homeless Vets | Buffalo , New York | Buffalo News

BUFFALO, NEW YORK — “How do you tell your five-year-old and seven-year-old that you’re homeless, or live in a shelter?” he said. “How, when you’ve always lived in a house together?” Pinkney is one of an estimated 400 homeless veterans in Erie County, and 130,000 homeless veterans nationwide.

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Students Left Homeless Due To Rising Tuition, Rough Economic Time | Davis , California | The California Aggie

Students Left Homeless Due To Rising Tuition, Rough Economic Time | Davis , California | The California Aggie

DAVIS, CALIFORNIA — With rising tuition costs, students are facing tough financial decisions in order to maintain a UC education. For some students, the rising cost of tuition can even mean forgoing housing and daily meals in order to study at UC Davis.

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Homeless In Spokane: One Woman’s Story Of Hope And Survival | Spokane , Washington | KHQ 06 NBC News

SPOKANE, WASHINGTON — “People think we’re here because we’re not trying, or we’ve blown all our money,” she said. “Everybody’s scared to come here thinking that people will look down on them. But once you get here, it means you want help to pick yourself back up.”

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Cleveland Student David Boone Worked Hard To Go From Homeless To Harvard | Cleveland , Ohio | Cleveland.com

Cleveland Student David Boone Worked Hard To Go From Homeless To Harvard | Cleveland , Ohio | Cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, OHIO — David Boone had a system. There wasn’t much the then-15-year-old could do about what went on around him when he slept in Artha Woods Park. And the spectator’s bench at the park’s baseball diamond wasn’t much of a bed. But the aspiring engineer, now 18 and headed to Harvard University in the fall, had no regular home.

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The Many Faces Of Homelessness | Huffington Post

Families are a newer face to homelessness that run the gamut, due to situations regarding financial instabilities, not having access to health care, unemployment, lack of affordable housing and the recent trend of foreclosures.

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No Excuses! The Homeless Entrepreneur | Philadelphia , Pennsylvania | Huffington Post

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA — Jason Mercado is homeless and currently lives in a homeless shelter with over 40 others. He is one of the many tragedies of this hard economy who has entered into the realm of the impoverished. However, “down” he may be, but “out” he certainly isn’t. On that day Jason told me about the business he had started — “Just Cookies.”

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The Changing Face Of Homelessness

What is the changing face of homelessness?

Many may know that both single and two-parent families, not individuals, represent the changing face of homelessness in the United States today. One variation we don’t often expect is for that single parent to be a father. Please click here to view the story of Maso Mason Jr. and son.

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