homelessness http://wfpl.org en Louisville Homeless Shelters Expect Influx as Single-Digit Cold Approaches http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-homeless-shelters-expect-influx-single-digit-cold-approaches <p>Temperatures are forecast to drop into the single digits starting this weekend and three Louisville homeless shelters are preparing for an influx of overnight visitors.</p><p class="c0"><span>The homeless shelters will activate Operation White Flag, a program that disregards normal rules for admittance and accepts anyone who is without a warm place to stay during extreme temperatures.</span></p><p class="c0"><span>Operation White Flag is instituted when winter temperatures drop below 35 degrees.</span></p> Sun, 05 Jan 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Jacob Ryan 8116 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Homeless Shelters Expect Influx as Single-Digit Cold Approaches Report: Homelessness Among Kentucky Veterans Spikes http://wfpl.org/post/report-homelessness-among-kentucky-veterans-spikes <p>The number of homeless veterans in Kentucky has increased in recent years, a<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;new report says.</span></p><p>Numbers released Thursday by the Kentucky Housing Corporation show the number of homeless veterans jumped 37 percent in the last four years. The report indicates that the higher numbers are in part a result of troop withdrawals in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, beginning in 2009, as well as an increased effort by various organizations to count homeless veterans.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Jonathan Meador 7566 at http://wfpl.org Report: Homelessness Among Kentucky Veterans Spikes How Louisville Metro Council Districts Compare in Child Well-Being http://wfpl.org/post/how-louisville-metro-council-districts-compare-child-well-being <p></p><p><span style="letter-spacing: 0px; font-family: 'Lucida Grande'; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal; ">Louisvillians can now see how their Metro Council district&rsquo;s are doing in children&rsquo;s health and well-being.</span></p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 10:36:57 +0000 Devin Katayama 7215 at http://wfpl.org How Louisville Metro Council Districts Compare in Child Well-Being Louisville's Burrito Riders Deliver Hundreds of Breakfasts (and More) to Homeless http://wfpl.org/post/louisvilles-burrito-riders-deliver-hundreds-breakfasts-and-more-homeless <p>It was cold and rainy the morning that a quartet of bicyclists rode out, covering 12 miles across Louisville and carting more than 200 pounds of homemade breakfast burritos.</p><p>They began at 8:30 a.m., working their way through all the homeless shelters in downtown Louisville, stopping to talk to anyone they met.</p><p>On this morning, Louisville' Burrito Riders are delivering breakfast to the city's homeless community—and, they hope, much more than mere sustenance.</p> Sun, 16 Jun 2013 11:17:57 +0000 Laura Valentine 5792 at http://wfpl.org Louisville's Burrito Riders Deliver Hundreds of Breakfasts (and More) to Homeless One-Stop Outreach To Homeless Will Be Held Wednesday http://wfpl.org/post/one-stop-outreach-homeless-will-be-held-wednesday Several Louisville agencies are joining forces again this year to offer various services to the homeless in a one-stop environment.<p> The 2012 Project Homeless Connect/VA Stand Down is Wednesday at The Salvation Army on the old Male High School campus on Brook Street starting at 8:30am.<p> Natalie Harris with the Coalition for the Homeless expects hundreds of homeless people to get assistance at the event, many of them veterans.<p> "We have everything from a flu shot to signing up for housing services to a bowl of chili to anything that a person might need to get as services and the Tue, 09 Oct 2012 20:55:13 +0000 Rick Howlett 1953 at http://wfpl.org One-Stop Outreach To Homeless Will Be Held Wednesday