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OKG Newsletter

Topic: Homeless Alliance

Making an impact

A women-run organization votes yearly to help local nonprofits in a big way.


Malena Lott
Some women get together for bunko on Thursday nights. Others pool their money in a bigger pot and scream when someone else wins at the end of the night.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Seeking shelter

More veterans and domestic-violence victims are struggling with homelessness in OKC.


Susannah Waite

Whitney Kirby is looking to a future that includes classes for her GED.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Vouch for it

The Homeless Alliance provides an alternative to spare change.


Greg Horton
When Shane Warren Speegle told an Oklahoma City police officer he made $60,000 last year by panhandling, the story quickly went viral thanks to The Huffington Post. Locally, KOCO Channel 5 broadcast the story, but with no way to verify Speegle’s income, it might be wise to take his claim with a dose of skepticism.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Homeward bound

OKC’s chronically homeless population receives help from a nationwide campaign.


Greg Horton
The Oklahoma City-based Homeless Alliance has joined forces with a national campaign dubbed 100,000 Homes, which seeks to find shelter and medical care for the chronically homeless and medically vulnerable.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Word on the street

The Curbside Chronicle aims to bring the homeless into your homes, one issue at a time.


Louis Fowler
A new newspaper has hit the streets of Oklahoma City, one that is made and sold by the people who live on the streets. The Curbside Chronicle is the metro’s attempt at a social enterprise magazine, also called a “street paper,” that provides an area’s homeless community with both a voice and a means of income.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Standing up for hope

Sooner Stand Down helps homeless veterans with everything, including backpacks, healthcare, sobriety and life skills.


Tim Farley
Air Force veteran Rickey Bell doesn’t blame anyone except himself for being homeless and without a full-time job.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013