homeless http://www.kplu.org en Seattle's Union Gospel Mission Launching Clothing Line http://www.kplu.org/post/seattles-union-gospel-mission-launching-clothing-line <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission is getting into the fashion merchandising business with</span><a href="http://others-like-us.myshopify.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank"> the launch of a clothing line called OLU</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, or&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Others Like Us.</span></p><p>The line will include T-shirts, a hoodie, a baseball cap and a beanie featuring a logo that looks like a face.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">One T-shirt design will also feature a photo of a homeless person.</span></p><p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Florangela Davila 14382 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle's Union Gospel Mission Launching Clothing Line Three Homeless Groups In King County Receive Foundation Funds http://www.kplu.org/post/three-homeless-groups-king-county-receive-foundation-funds <p>Three agencies serving the homeless in King County have received a $450,000 grant from several Seattle foundations.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The money will help continue outreach services for runaway and homeless youth. &nbsp;</span></p><p>Friends of Youth, an agency that serves teens in East King County and one of the grant recipients, will use the grant to support its mobile van that operates at skate parks and malls.</p><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 01:06:43 +0000 Florangela Davila 12749 at http://www.kplu.org Three Homeless Groups In King County Receive Foundation Funds Locking Out Homeless? Seattle Man Wants More Information From City http://www.kplu.org/post/locking-out-homeless-seattle-man-wants-more-information-city <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One Seattle man says he’s on a quest to expose why the Seattle Center blocked off use of power outlets in public spaces, and he is arguing his case before the Washington state Appeals Court today.</span></p><p>In September of 2012, Howard Gale noticed Seattle Center staff putting covers and padlocks on all of the electrical outlets, not long after the center had been remodeled and the outlets had been installed.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Paula Wissel 12588 at http://www.kplu.org Locking Out Homeless? Seattle Man Wants More Information From City Pay by App in the Works for Real Change Newspaper http://www.kplu.org/post/pay-app-works-real-change-newspaper <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The lack of actual cash in our pockets is putting the squeeze on vendors trying to sell the Seattle street newspaper Real Change.</span></p><p>Real Change founding Ddrector Tim Harris says vendors, who are homeless or low income, are hearing customers say, “I’m sorry, I don’t have any money.”</p><p>“We think it’s more than people putting them off; we think people aren’t carrying cash with them," Harris said.</p><p>Real Change is turning to technology for a solution. Wed, 27 Nov 2013 12:25:00 +0000 Paula Wissel 11320 at http://www.kplu.org Pay by App in the Works for Real Change Newspaper Hawaii Lawmakers Want to Fly Homeless Back to Mainland http://www.kplu.org/post/hawaii-lawmakers-want-fly-homeless-back-mainland <p>If lawmakers in Hawaii have their way, homeless people there will get a free ride back home to the mainland.&nbsp;The Hawaii state Legislature has set aside money for free flights.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>With Seattle’s close proximity to the state, the city could become a destination for homeless hoping to get back on their feet. But some say the plan won’t solve any problems.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 11:54:00 +0000 Monica Spain 9652 at http://www.kplu.org Hawaii Lawmakers Want to Fly Homeless Back to Mainland Seattle wrestles with how to house homeless families with kids http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-wrestles-how-house-homeless-families-kids <p>Seattle recently spent a <a href="http://www.seattle.gov/council/licata/homelessness/2012budget.htm">big chunk of money </a>to improve services for homeless families with children, but city officials are at odds over whether it was spent solving the right problems. They grappled with it at a public meeting Wednesday, where homeless mothers told members of the city council that many were <a href="http://www.homelessinfo.org/downloads/2011_ONC%20Street%20Count.pdf">without a place to sleep </a>that night.</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 18:08:12 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 5729 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle wrestles with how to house homeless families with kids A bit of security for homeless youth, and their documents http://www.kplu.org/post/bit-security-homeless-youth-and-their-documents <p>A Seattle non-profit is trying to help homeless youth back up their important documents. Why does that matter? Well, try getting a job, government benefits or any number of other things necessary to get your life back on track, without proper paperwork. It&rsquo;s an especially difficult challenge for homeless kids, who have no safety deposit box, no locked file cabinet, maybe not even a safe drawer somewhere.</p><p>Steve Albertson of Springwire, a non-profit that began by providing free voicemail service to homeless people, says often the young people just have a bag with everything in it, including their ID, work permits and phone numbers.</p><p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 5650 at http://www.kplu.org A bit of security for homeless youth, and their documents