HOMELESS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/HOMELESS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Why not use homeless children in rodeos? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58309795-82/homeless-event-barrel-rodeo.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58309795-82/homeless-event-barrel-rodeo.html.csp">Letter: Why not use homeless children in rodeos?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T18:37:28.875-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 06:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Paul Rolly’s column of Aug. 18: “Animal chasing halted in Bluffdale, but Utah County pigs not so lucky,” gave me a Swiftian inspiration. Currently, rodeo event organizers must advertise and offer compensation to obtain baby animals and household pets to participate in scrambles. They risk damaging valuable porcine assets in the pig-chase-barrel-stuffing event. This is unnecessarily costly. A simple and elegant solution is to utilize our surplus of homeless humans as rodeo stock. Instead of scram...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58309795@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:37:28 MDT Editorial: Salt Lake City’s sensible approach to homelessness http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58300956-82/police-lake-salt-homeless.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58300956-82/police-lake-salt-homeless.html.csp">Editorial: Salt Lake City’s sensible approach to homelessness</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T17:55:08.866-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 05:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Whether it’s the down and out in Salt Lake City or the fearful and fed-up in Ferguson, Mo., the heavy burden that sits on the shoulders of law enforcement officers everywhere is to reduce the number of victims, not add to it. And to make sure that those in need feel reassured, not frightened, by the sight of a police officer. In Salt Lake City, efforts to bring peace and solace to the many homeless people who tend to congregate near the city’s Pioneer Park, west of downtown, have taken the form...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58300956@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:55:08 MDT ‘Book of Mormon’ actor, other Broadway stars helping homeless http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58300407-223/kids-homeless-broadway-sleep.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58300407-223/kids-homeless-broadway-sleep.html.csp">‘Book of Mormon’ actor, other Broadway stars helping homeless</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARK KENNEDY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T09:23:56.762-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 09:23AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • The kids at the Covenant House homeless shelter are always looking for somebody to lean on. They got it one summer night last year, along with a lullaby sung by some of Broadway’s best. More than 50 Broadway artists broke into a serenade of “Lean On Me” while spending the night on the street outside the Manhattan shelter in solidarity with the 350 homeless youth living inside. “Of course we had to break into song when you put a bunch of us together. We can’t not sing,” said Rory O’Mal...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583004072014-08-15T09:23:56.762-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-15T09:23:56.762-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58300407@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:23:56 MDT Salt Lake City unveils new strategy for Pioneer Park homeless http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58288692-78/homeless-burbank-police-housing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58288692-78/homeless-burbank-police-housing.html.csp">Salt Lake City unveils new strategy for Pioneer Park homeless</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Harry Stevens</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T14:49:05.252-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 02:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City has been rolling out a new strategy to deal with homelessness around Pioneer Park that officials say emphasizes the carrot over the stick. The centerpiece of that strategy is the police department’s new Metro Support Bureau Resource Center at 420 W. 200 South, directly in the heart of the city’s homeless population. Police officers at the resource center will be joined by service providers who can help the homeless with the wide array of problems that afflict them. “If we are be...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58288692@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:49:05 MDT Salt Lake City cop tases fleeing homeless man http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58284550-78/officer-park-lake-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58284550-78/officer-park-lake-salt.html.csp">Salt Lake City cop tases fleeing homeless man</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Harry Stevens</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T16:15:56.026-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 04:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Salt Lake City police officer used a Taser on a 47-year-old homeless man after he tried to flee Monday morning. Shortly after 5 a.m., an officer on patrol in Pioneer Park found two men sleeping on the tennis courts in violation of the park’s curfew hours. The park closes 30 minutes before sunset and opens again at 7 a.m. “All parks in Salt Lake City are closed during the night so you can’t go in and camp in them,” said SLCPD Sgt. Robin Heiden. While the officer cited one man for the curfew vi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58284550@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 16:15:56 MDT Utah grapples with persistent problem: homeless students http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58263807-78/lake-salt-kids-road.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58263807-78/lake-salt-kids-road.html.csp">Utah grapples with persistent problem: homeless students</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By lisa schencker</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T10:18:48.519-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 10:18AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jessica Daffron never imagined she and her three kids would spend months living in The Road Home homeless shelter. But a harsh sequence of events — job and apartment loss, sickness and her fiancé’s imprisonment — led them to the squat brick building on the edge of downtown. “I never thought I’d be here, but it just made it really hard trying to take care of things, and I just needed someone to help with a fresh start,” said the petite 31-year-old mother. Tellingly, Daffron’s children have adap...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58263807@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 10:18:48 MDT Police probe other attacks after transients killed http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58208054-68/police-homeless-complaint-rios.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58208054-68/police-homeless-complaint-rios.html.csp">Police probe other attacks after transients killed</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JERI CLAUSING</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T18:26:02.447-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 06:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Albuquerque, N.M. • Three teenagers accused of fatally beating two homeless men beyond recognition with cinder blocks, bricks and a metal fence pole may have been terrorizing transients around Albuquerque for months, police said Monday. A man who identified himself as the father of two of the boys said they were once homeless themselves and he had no idea what prompted the beatings. One of the boys told police they had attacked about 50 homeless people over the last few months, but had never go...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582080542014-07-21T18:26:02.447-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-21T18:26:02.447-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58208054@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:26:02 MDT Police probe other attacks after transients killed http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58206808-68/police-drobik-rios-attacks.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58206808-68/police-drobik-rios-attacks.html.csp">Police probe other attacks after transients killed</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JERI CLAUSING</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T15:55:26.667-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 03:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Albuquerque, N.M. • Three teenagers accused of fatally beating two homeless men beyond recognition with cinderblocks, bricks and a metal fence pole may have been terrorizing transients around Albuquerque for months, police said Monday. Alex Rios, 18, and two boys, ages 16 and 15, are scheduled for arraignment Monday on murder charges in the Saturday night slayings. The 15-year-old told police the attack lasted more than an hour, and that the trio took turns picking up cinderblocks over their hea...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582068082014-07-21T15:55:26.667-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-21T15:55:26.667-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58206808@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:55:26 MDT Library lifeguards: Volunteers of America buoy downtrodden http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58173979-90/library-team-voa-sellers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58173979-90/library-team-voa-sellers.html.csp">Library lifeguards: Volunteers of America buoy downtrodden</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Smart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-13T13:42:35.353-06:00">Updated Jul 13, 2014 01:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It’s a place to stay cool in the summer and keep warm in the winter. You can find help there if you’re down and out. And everyone is welcome. It’s the Salt Lake City Library. The library staff prides itself on service with books, periodicals, movies and more — including a children’s library. Staffers also team with the Volunteers of America for another kind of service — helping the homeless and those who fear they are about to become homeless. The VOA’s three-member Library Engagement Team serve...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58173979@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Jul 2014 13:42:35 MDT Breaking a cycle of homelessness in the Silicon ‘Jungle’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58152073-68/salazar-jungle-homeless-housing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58152073-68/salazar-jungle-homeless-housing.html.csp">Breaking a cycle of homelessness in the Silicon ‘Jungle’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARTHA MENDOZA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP National Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-05T19:11:07.43-06:00">Updated Jul 5, 2014 07:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Jose, Calif. • She’s a disheveled woman, upper teeth gone, heavy bags slung over her shoulders as she nervously urges on two friends shoving her overloaded shopping cart up a dirt slope. Maria Esther Salazar has been either homeless, in jail, or squatting at someone else’s house for 30 years. But today, she’s getting her first apartment. “Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine I’d get a house,” said Salazar. It was overwhelming. “I don’t know anyone there.” In the Jungle — believed t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581520732014-07-05T19:11:07.43-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-05T19:11:07.43-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58152073@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Jul 2014 19:11:07 MDT