Homeless

Police increasing downtown patrols in Downtown Fargo

Cass County Sheriff Jesse Jahner says his department will be helping aid Fargo Police on Friday and Saturday nights after bar time.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — The Fargo Police Department and Downtown Community Partnership are discussing recent crime activity in the downtown area. Fargo Police along with the Cass County Sheriff discussed ways to make downtown Fargo safer. A recent report of shots fired from a rooftop early Sunday morning lead to a shelter in place overnight. “Some of the takeaways that…

Fargo man experiencing homelessness sheds light on importance of local shelters

New Life Center in Fargo is raising awareness about homelessness in our community

FARGO, N.D. — For those without a home, the frigid cold can be a matter of life and death. Michael’s phone call to the New Life Center in Fargo came after spending weeks out on the streets. “That phone call was the greatest thing in my life at this time,” he says. Michael had lost his job after a car…

Home for good kits help support homeless community members transition into permanent housing

"When these individuals have the opportunity to transition again to permanent housing, they have a lot to be thankful for."

FARGO, N.D — A home for good initiative is helping support local families transitioning from homelessness into a stable household The move from homeless to housing is made a little bit easier for 90 families in the metro with the help of Bremer Bank’s home for good initiative. “In partnership with United Way we just dropped off 90 home for…

Golden Drive Homeless Kids’ gift drive helps brings cheer to community

local non-profit partners with shelters and business to raise awareness for homeless youth

FARGO, N.D. — The Golden Drive Homeless Kids Christmas Gift Event is helping bring Christmas cheer to children of all ages living in local homeless shelters. “We’re 100 percent non-profit. Our mission is awareness, to raise awareness. that’s our core mission. Everything that is donated from day one everything goes right back into this community to our homeless children.” Golden…

Golden Drive Community Event Cancelled this Summer

FARGO, ND — The Golden Drive Community Event is cancelled. Organizer Sue Baron made the announcement Friday morning on the Golden Drive Facebook page. The Golden Drive’s 8th Annual Community event was scheduled for July 18, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Bonanzaville. Here is her statement: With a heavy heart, we are sorry to announce the cancellation…

Homeless shelters make adjustments amid coronavirus concerns

In 2018, more than 3,000 people received homeless services either in Cass or Clay Counties

FARGO, N.D. — With social distancing becoming the temporary norm, homeless shelters across the metro are looking for ways to serve their guests while keeping them safe. Some shelters have made adjustments like discontinued onsite meal services and limited access into their buildings. Some are also screening guests for symptoms as they come through the doors. An official at the…

Domestic violence survivor grateful at YWCA Championship of Empowerment event

A woman also spoke about how YWCA helped her after leaving an abusive relationship.

FARGO, N.D.- Kim knows what hell looks like. She experienced it for 10 years at the hands of the man who promised to love and respect her. “I started dating my husband in high school and I became pregnant with our first kid. It became a cycle of cheating and leaving and coming back and that turned into being abusive…