Homeless

Walk Honors People in Metro Who Lost Their Lives to Homelessness

The four-block walk ended at the First Lutheran Church in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. — Over the last ten years, more than 150 people across the metro died as a result of homelessness, according to Churches United. In order to keep their memories alive, people are walking through downtown Fargo in order to raise awareness for the plight they faced. “When you think about people’s struggles, a lot of times they have no…

Culver’s Donates Hundreds of Gifts to Golden Drive Homeless Kids for Holidays

During its first year, Culvers collected enough gifts to fill their counter top

FARGO, N.D. — Golden Drive Homeless Kids is packing up boxes full of Christmas goodies for families in need. They spent the day driving around town picking up donations but started the day off at Culvers and a mountain of donations. A number of local businesses collect gifts each year for the homeless. During its first year, Culvers collected enough…

Golden Drive’s Community Event Raises Awareness for Homeless Kids

There were plenty of family-friendly activities

WEST FARGO, N.D. — It was a golden time at Bonanzaville for the Golden Drive’s 6th annual Community Event and Bike Run. It may just look like fun and games, but it’s all to help people who don’t have a place to call home. “Every child deserves a home. We need housing, we need second chances. Those who are homeless, they…

Golden Drive Homeless Kids Raises Awareness With BBQ

They're having their 6th annual Community Event and Bike run next month

FARGO, N.D. — Golden Drive Homeless Kids has a big event coming up, and they want to make sure you know about it so you can help the homeless while still having fun. The organization held a barbeque today to raise awareness for kids without homes. They’re having their big community event next month, which will have everything from Star Wars…

Fargo Non-profit, DownHome, Looking to Create a Forever Home for Families in Need

They are providing furnishings and décor to families transitioning from homelessness into permanent housing

FARGO, N.D. — Imagine being able to provide a family in need with a home that not only feels like theirs, but an opportunity to have a seamless transition. That’s what a new non–profit, called DownHome is doing. They are providing furnishings and décor to families transitioning from homelessness into permanent housing. From ideas, to construction, to the day of…

Homeward Animal Shelter Holds “Spay-ghetti & No Balls” Lunch

Homeward stresses the importance of spaying and neutering

FARGO, N.D. — Homeward Animal Shelter held its annual “Spay–ghetti and No Balls” Lunch. The event was to raise money and spread awareness about the importance of spaying and neutering. The shelter is committed to preventing animal overpopulation so fewer animals go without homes. Homeward is a “no kill” shelter, and they spay and neuter all animals six months and older…

Community Art Project Creates More than Just a Mosaic for Churches United

They didn't see identity during this project nor did they reflect on homeless versus not homeless

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Churches United was looking for a way to bring their chapel to life, giving residents more of a reason to use the space for personal use. Their unique project connected volunteers around the valley with homeless people in our community. “People I think are not using the chapel because it’s so dull in there and I think…

Sneak Peak of Bright Sky Apartments for the Homeless

People who have never had a place to call home will finally have a bed to rest their heads and a key to their own place

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Over the last five years, Churches United has been building an apartment complex for people who are classified as having experienced long term homelessness and have a disability. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen got a sneak peak of the apartments that will have their first residents moving into them next week. “Circumstances in their lives lead them to be…

Church Creates Gift Baskets for Homeless Youth

Church members got to go shopping and use their creativity

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Members of Lakes Area Vineyard Church got to do some shopping for homeless youth in the area. They’re putting together gift baskets that go beyond just living essentials. Organizers say items like gift cards or snacks will allow the homeless youth to have more fun with their friends. There are about 55 homeless youth in Detroit Lakes,…

‘Down Home’ Helps Family Transition Into Permanent Housing

The family of five has a baby on the way

FARGO, N.D. — A new non–profit in the area called Down Home is helping families transition into permanent housing. They house those with limited resources who are referred through an agency. “I am feeling lots of feelings. Lots and lots of feelings. I’m very happy, I’m very grateful,” said Sheyann Ducheneaux, a housing recipient. “My husband and I have always felt called…