Elizabeth Place “You make beautiful things, you make beautiful things out of the dust. You make beautiful things, you make beautiful things out of us.” My name is Kandice Whitehouse and I am the case manager and volunteer coordinator for the Elizabeth Place. Those lyrics are from one of my favorite songs because I have
October 25, 2013 Billionaires’ Row and Welfare Lines By CHARLES M. BLOW The stock market is hitting record highs. Bank profits have reached their highest levels in years. The market for luxury goods is rebounding. Bloomberg News reported in August, “Sales of homes priced at more than $1 million jumped an average 37 percent in 2013’s first half from a year earlier
Victims’ Dilemma: 911 Calls Can Bring Eviction By ERIK ECKHOLM NORRISTOWN, Pa. — The police had warned Lakisha Briggs: one more altercation at her rented row house here, one more call to 911, and they would force her landlord to evict her. They could do so under the town’s “nuisance property” ordinance, a law intended to
April 28, 2013 By PATRICK SHARKEY FOR the past several years all the ingredients have been in place for an urban crisis. Unemployment has hovered above 15 percent in many of our most distressed cities. High-poverty neighborhoods have spread beyond cities and into the suburbs. The housing collapse has left large sections of communities boarded up.
By CHARLES M. BLOW The United States has done it again — and not in a good way. According to a Unicef report issued last week — “Child Well-Being in Rich Countries” — the United States once again ranked among the worst wealthy countries for children, coming in 26th place of 29 countries included. Only Lithuania, Latvia and
After Recession, More Young Adults Are Living on Street By SUSAN SAULNY SEATTLE — Duane Taylor was studying the humanities in community college and living in his own place when he lost his job in a round of layoffs. Then he found, and lost, a second job. And a third. Now, with what he calls “lowered
Dear Friends of Hospitality House: What a wonderful year Hospitality House has had! We are so excited to share with you the wonderful service you have helped us provide to Scott County residents in need! First of all, because of your support, Hospitality House was able to separate from Scott United Ministries in July of
Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 5:00 am By Jerry Boggs Georgetown News-Graphic The unassuming red brick house on East College Street which is now home to Hospitality House’s Elizabeth Place has undergone quite a transformation. Through the work, dedication and love of dedicated volunteers, the house has been restored to its previous luster and is
The Street Voice Council, Catholic Action Center, Community Inn and community partners are providing the following opportunities during the week of Nov. 10-Nov. 18 for our community to connect with and understand the men & women who call the streets of Lexington home. FRIDAY NOV. 16 1-4pm An Immersion Experience: Let’s Face It! Maxwell St.