Homeless

Did You Know the F-M Area Achieved Functional Zero?

The Fargo Moorhead area has gotten homeless veterans off the streets and into housing

FARGO, ND — There are only 50 communities in the country that have connected all homeless veterans with housing options, and Fargo/Moorhead is one of them. We’ll tell you about this accomplishment and how it was achieved. “Reaching functional zero has been a mind boggling experience; it’s been wonderful,” said Diana Hall, with the Fargo VA. The Fargo Moorhead area…

Homeless Students Displaced Due to Motel Shortage for Super Bowl LII

Ramsey County has a contract with motels in the school district that allow homeless students and their families to take shelter while still going to school

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — At least 2,000 students in the St. Paul Public School District are homeless and with the Super Bowl coming to town, many of them are being left out in the cold. Ramsey County has a contract with motels in the school district that allow homeless students and their families to take shelter while still going…

Golden Drive Homeless Kids Continues the Season of Giving

A family in West Fargo had a lightshow outside of their house and all donations were given to the Golden Drive

FARGO, ND — The holiday’s season of giving was an exciting time for Golden Drive Homeless Kids. A family in West Fargo had a lightshow outside of their house and all donations were given to the Golden Drive. The show raised over $1,000 which is directly given to Youthworks, along with all the other money raised this year. Golden Drive…

Homeless Population Moving from Armory to Community Center for Shelter

With these bitterly cold temperatures, some now using the shelter say they thought they had no choice but to stay out on the streets

DILWORTH, Minn. — Those who have been in need of shelter staying at the Moorhead Armory are now being moved to the Dilworth Community Center until the end of January. Churches United in Moorhead has been working closely with the city of Dilworth to provide a second housing option for those in need. With these bitterly cold temperatures, some now…

Bismarck Police Release Details Behind Identity of Man Found Frozen Under I-94 Bridge

An autopsy is being conducted

  BISMARCK, ND — A man found dead in subzero temps in Bismarck was not homeless. Police say the frozen body of the 52-year-old man was found near the Missouri River on Saturday, beneath an Interstate 94 bridge. The man’s name or other details about his identity haven’t been released. Police aren’t treating the death as suspicious. An autopsy is…

Emergency Shelter at Moorhead’s National Guard Armory Needs Volunteers

Dozens of people in need were in danger on Christmas Eve and needed a roof over their heads

MOORHEAD, Minn. — With dangerous cold temps settling in, Governor Dayton approved expansion of emergency shelter space at the National Guard armory in Moorhead. Churches United is looking for volunteers. Dozens of people in need were in danger on Christmas Eve and needed a roof over their heads. “It’s life or death if they don’t have a place to stay,”…

Bismarck City Officials Find $10,000 in Funding for Emergency Shelter

Now the commission is requesting a plan on how the money needs to be spent to provide the service

  BISMARCK, ND — Bismarck city officials have found some funding to take in the homeless for a short period of time. The city commission says $10,000 in funding can be used to help shelter the homeless in the community for about 20 nights. The city’s only emergency shelter for men closed on October 27 and the United Way has…

Churches United Helping the Less Fortunate this Christmas Holiday

For some, Christmas is a special time of year, but for others, it's another cold night of looking for a place to stay

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The holiday season is not always easy for those with no family or without a home. For some, Christmas is a special time of year, but for others, it’s another cold night of looking for a place to stay. “A lot of these people are in the same boat that I am and we all try to…

Scheels Donates $500,000 to The New Life Center

The New Life Center will be renovating their space while also making new additions to the property

FARGO, ND — The New Life Center has been awarded a half a million dollar grant from the Scheels Foundation after completing their challenge of raising the same amount by December 16th! The money is going towards their Capital Campaign called Mission 2.0. The New Life Center will be renovating their space while also making new additions to the property….

Bennett Elementary: Socksgiving Event a Success!

They handed over all those socks this afternoon to representatives from three area shelters

FARGO, ND — A fifth grade class project is helping the area homeless shelters provide their guests with new socks for the holidays. Students in Mrs. Johnson’s fifth grade class at Bennett Elementary in Fargo just wrapped up their three-week “Socksgiving” project. Students set an initial goal of collecting 500 pairs of socks but they blew past that mark with…