Tag Archives: homeless

Fair reaches out to local homeless community

Attendance at the 14th annual Breakfast on the Plaza and Homeless Services Fair at Bo Diddley Plaza Thursday was higher than ever. The event, sponsored by the Alachua County Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry, featured services for homeless and their pets, including a hot breakfast, health screenings and live music. …

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Coalition collects coats for homeless

With temperatures dropping, Alachua County residents are starting to bundle up. But the 2,100 homeless in Alachua County sometimes have a difficult time staying warm during the cold months. To help the homeless combat the cold, the Alachua County Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry is collecting new and gently used …

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Tips to avoid alligator attacks

A Gainesville man is recuperating after being attacked by a 9-foot alligator near a homeless campsite in the woods east of South Main Street last evening.  Alligator attacks are not uncommon in Florida, especially this time of year when more people are outdoors and recreating near water bodies.  Florida’s 89.1, …

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Skeletal remains uncovered off Newberry Road

Alachua County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the circumstances surrounding skeletal remains uncovered last night.  ASO Sergeant Todd Kelly says two homeless people were searching for a place to sleep about 40-50 feet away from the roadway near the 6000 block of West Newberry Road when they discovered the remains. He …

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Homeless project grants provide more than just shelter

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development has handed down $72 million in grants for homeless housing projects around Florida. While many North Central Florida programs will benefit, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Brown says one group bringing home a slice of that money has truly changed lives. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/01/HOMELESSGRANTWRAP.mp3]

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Increased demand expected at overnight shelter

With the nights getting colder, the St. Francis House homeless shelter and soup kitchen is opening its doors to those needing overnight assistance. Executive Director Kent Vann says once the temperature drops below 45 degrees, St. Francis House becomes an emergency overnight shelter that does not turn anyone away. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/01/VANN4.mp3] …

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