WestTown Resource Center aims to provide the homeless and low-income population with a new model of social service.
News Brendan Hoover
Extreme weather is just one of many obstacles facing most of the local
homeless population. Others include crushing poverty, substance abuse,
mental health issues, unemployment, legal issues, domestic violence,
chronic medical conditions and more.
The Homeless Alliance provides an alternative to spare change.
News 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.
Commentary Rick Denny
In 1973, two Oklahomans aided only by generous hearts, a few resources
and a powerful faith in God opened a homeless shelter and soup kitchen
in downtown Oklahoma City.. The humble project that Sister Ruth Wynne
and Sister Betty Adams called Jesus House is marking four decades of
serving the city’s homeless and hungry.
The Curbside Chronicle aims to bring the homeless into your homes, one issue at a time.
News 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.