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RISING ABOVE: Gainesville Woman Empowers Others Living With HIV/AIDS

By on April 16th, 2015 | Last updated: April 16, 2015 at 7:39 am

Marvene Edwards tested positive for HIV in 1987. The 31-year-old mother of four was beaten, raped and shot in the head after walking home alone one night. She lived a life of drug and alcohol abuse for nearly a decade, but today she’s giving back to others with HIV/AIDS in the community.

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Lack Of Identification Remains An Issue For Homeless Veterans

By on February 20th, 2015 | Last updated: March 13, 2015 at 12:59 pm

Alex Brown, a U.S. Army veteran, found himself homeless in Gainesville and ineligible for various resources due to a lack of photo identification. Missing required documents and high cost of state-issued IDs can be hinderances for disadvantaged individuals, though local organizations have created programs to address the issue.

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St. Francis Houses Up To 80 Extra Homeless During Cold Weather

By on November 19th, 2014 | Last updated: November 19, 2014 at 4:54 pm

Due to cold weather, St. Francis House opens its doors for extra individuals to sleep inside. St. Francis, which houses families and children, requires individuals to have a “blue card,” which lists whether the person has any outstanding arrest warrants or is a sex offender.

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Gainesville’s Homeless Must Present Blue Card To Receive Shelter At St. Francis House

By on November 18th, 2014 | Last updated: December 8, 2014 at 3:31 pm

Gainesville’s homeless must present a blue card issued by the Gainesville Police Department to prove they are free of arrest warrants and are not registered sexual offenders or predators.

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Gainesville Homeless Shelters Prepare for Cold Weekend

By on October 31st, 2014 | Last updated: October 31, 2014 at 5:24 pm

Expecting a weekend cold snap, Gainesville homeless shelters like St. Francis House and Grace Marketplace are asking for donations to prepare for a surge of homeless people looking to stay warm.

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Homeless Brace For Cold Snap

By on October 30th, 2014 | Last updated: December 8, 2014 at 3:22 pm

Gainesville’s homeless prepare for the cold, and local shelters are ready to provide additional help.

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In The News: Former Miss Venezuela Killed, Wine While Pregnant, Homeless Take Shelter, UF Finally Upgrades

By on January 7th, 2014 | Last updated: January 7, 2014 at 3:59 pm

UF preparing to upgrade 30-year-old student records system | Gainesville.com – It will take about four years for the university to start using the new system, which is estimated to cost between $40 million and $70 million. The new system will […]

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Where To Donate Clothes For Gainesville Homeless As Temperatures Drop

By on October 29th, 2013 | Last updated: October 28, 2013 at 7:31 pm

As temperatures drop in North Central Florida, Alachua County Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry advises the community not to drop donations downtown, but rather bring them to the shelters accepting donations.

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As temperatures drop, overburdened St. Francis House opens doors to Gainesville homeless

By on March 28th, 2013 | Last updated: March 29, 2013 at 10:16 am

Several chilly nights across North Central Florida have come as a surprise for late March. At the St. Francis House in Gainesville, staff and volunteers are working to ensure that those who can’t always get out of the cold have a place to go.

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Students at St. Francis school react to new pope

By on March 15th, 2013 | Last updated: March 15, 2013 at 6:45 pm

The new pope has some students excited at the St. Francis High School. WUFT’s Nickelle Smith visited the school to gauge reaction to the election of the new head of the Catholic church.

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