homelessness

New Life Center Holds “Meal at the Mission” to Raise Awareness

People can learn about programs and take a tour

FARGO, N.D. — The New Life Center is showing the community how they’re helping men and families experiencing homelessness. They do a Meal at the Mission the third Thursday of every month, where people can come in and learn about what the center does and take a tour. Staff are already talking about overflow for the winter, where they take…

Golden Drive Homeless Kids Holds BBQ to Raise Awareness

They're getting the word out about their big community event

FARGO, N.D. — Golden Drive Homeless Kids is getting the word out about an upcoming gathering while also raising money. The organization held a BBQ outside of Cash Wise on 13th Avenue where they served up hot dogs and brats. The BBQ will continue tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Golden Drive is having its big community event next…

F-M Coalition to End Homelessness Holds Summit to Discuss Strategies, Progress

They released a report about the state of homelessness in the metro

FARGO, N.D. –Not everyone is able to go to bed in a safe place tonight. According to the F-M Coalition to End Homelessness, a thousand people experience homelessness in the metro on any given night. The overarching theme at the coalition’s Ending Homelessness Summit is the lack of funding and resources to help the homeless population in our community. “They…

Helping the Homeless: New Life Center Hopes to Raise $1 Million for Giving Hearts Day

Volunteers from Touchmark at Harwood Groves served lunch for Valentine's Day

FARGO, N.D. — The New Life Center is serving up some love for Valentine’s Day, and they’ve also set an ambitious goal Giving Hearts Day. The Center helps men who are homeless, and it’s served as a much–needed shelter for people like Mikel Davis. “Couple weeks ago, it was really cold. 61 below with the wind chill, you could die…

YWCA Puts on Annual “Champions of Empowerment”

Three awards were given out to those who do so much for the YWCA

FARGO, N.D. — The YWCA of Cass Clay gives out special awards to those who have gone above and beyond for women and children at their Champions of Empowerment event. Wednesday night, the YWCA provided emergency shelter to more than 120 women and children. “It does take an entire community to support our work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year…

Shelters Come Together: Churches United, Dorothy Day House Merge

Churches United takes over control of both Dorothy Day House and Food Pantry

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Two homeless shelters in Moorhead merged in order to serve more people in the community. Churches United takes control of the Dorothy Day Food Pantry and Shelter. Both the shelter and food pantry will continue to use the Dorothy Day name, but Churches United will handle all the oversight and management of its programs. Pastor Sue Koesterman, the…

Local Shelters Overflow with More People Staying Out of Blizzard

Some had to roll out extra mattresses to give people a place to sleep

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Homeless shelters across the metro took in more people because of the blizzard. Churches United normally houses 91 people, but they had to accommodate an extra eighteen Thursday night due to the conditions. The shelter had some additional mattresses and sleeping areas throughout the building. With more people coming through the door, it was all hands on deck…

Golden Drive’s Christmas Gift Event Gives Families Basic Necessities and Gifts

Families get to go leave with everything from hygiene products to toys

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The holiday season is a time for gifts, and the Golden Drive’s Christmas Gift Event is helping those who are less fortunate. Hundreds of families get to leave with bags full of basic necessities and toys just in time for the holidays. “These children are not only our future, but our greatest asset, but yet, our most…

YWCA Leaders Speak with Legislators, Push for State Support of Affordable Housing

Last biennium, organizations that help homeless people only received $300,000 from the state for housing

FARGO, N.D. — For many years, YWCA Cass Clay has been providing women and children battling homelessness and domestic violence a place to live and a chance to be heard. “We don’t want to speak for them, but we do want to share their struggles and at the same time, some of the triumphs and the success stories that women are…