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  • Busted flat in Baton Rouge? Here's a ticket home

    July 13, 2014 1:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - One year after Baton Rouge began funding a modest program to bus homeless people back to their families - most to cities in other states - funding has been doubled to $10,000 and homeless advocates are calling the program a success. "I really believe it's... more »
  • Spirit of Acadiana: St.Joseph's Diner

    July 27, 2012 10:39 AM

    This week's Spirit of Acadiana is focused on the group of volunteers at St.Joseph's Diner. St.Joseph's Diner is a homeless shelter in Lafayette that serves over 150 meals everyday. They also house about 50 men at the shelter. There is a local teen group that decided to spend their summer... more »
  • Landrieu: $1.4M for Louisiana homeless vets

    July 18, 2012 7:10 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - U.S. Sen. Mary L. Landrieu says $1.4 million in grants has been set aside for Louisiana organizations to prevent homelessness among veterans. Landrieu said Tuesday the money was awarded through the Supportive Services for Veterans Families Program, which is part of the Department of Veterans Affairs'... more »
  • La gets $575K in housing grants for homeless vets

    March 29, 2012 9:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Four Louisiana cities are getting a total of $575,000 to help house homeless veterans. A news release Wednesday from U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu and Rep. Cedric Richmond said the money is going to housing authorities in East Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Lafayette, and to... more »
  • Homeless man found dead in Baton Rouge

    March 12, 2012 7:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police are investigating the shooting death of a homeless man. Cpl. Tommy Stubbs tells The Advocate they found the body Sunday inside an abandoned home. Stubbs said the 52-year-old man appeared to have been shot several days ago. He said the victim had... more »
  • Extra Funding to Help Homeless Vets in Rapides

    December 14, 2011 7:32 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The Rapides Parish Housing Authority in Boyce will receive $99,117 to issue housing vouchers to 25 more homeless military veterans and their families. The extra housing voucher funding comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Supporting Housing Program. The announcement of additional money... more »
  • Schriever family homeless after fire

    July 7, 2011 9:37 AM

    SCHRIEVER, La. (AP) - A family of three has lost its trailer home in Schriever to an electrical fire. The Courier reports the Wednesday fire was reported around 10:30 a.m. while the family was away. Chief Ken Pitre said the inside of the home was destroyed. Owner Kevin Denning said... more »
  • Kids go homeless to help homeless

    March 11, 2011 11:29 PM

    In Opelousas, tens of thousands of dollars are being raised Friday night to help the homeless. It's all happening at Donald Gardner Stadium. Head over there, and it all seems like fun and games for the near 700 kids but they're in for a long night- and they know it!... more »
  • Abbeville Mothers Loses Husband and Home

    February 10, 2011 8:33 PM

    On January 14th an electrical fire claimed Debbie Loignon's Abbeville home and just days later her husband, Joseph Loignon died from heart complications. Loignon and her family are now living with a relative, and her husband's body is still at the Vermilion Parish Morgue. She says after the fire destroyed... more »
  • LA Homeless Health to be Polled

    February 6, 2011 1:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state of Louisiana has been going into urban areas to first identify homeless people with serious health issues and then focus on finding housing for them. Randy Nichols, executive director of the Capital Area Alliance for the Homeless, told The Advocate that although Georgia... more »
  • Outreach Center in Emergency Mode for Cold Weather

    January 10, 2011 10:36 PM

    When the temperature drops, it means even tougher times for the homeless and the organizations trying to help them. The Acadiana Outreach Center has enacted it's Freeze Plan for this week, meaning it's giving out emergency blankets and coats. But workers there say they're running out of supplies for the... more »
  • Warehouse where 8 died was set for demolition

    December 29, 2010 8:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The abandoned New Orleans warehouse where eight homeless squatters died in a fire was on a list of properties slated for demolition, a city official said Wednesday. Jeff Hebert, the city's director of blight policy, said the city had tried since 2007 to get the property... more »
  • St. Joes Shelter Opens For The Cold

    December 1, 2010 3:28 PM

    Shelters across Acadiana are open tonight for those with no place to stay in the cold. There are house rules: no booze, no drugs but there are also warm beds for Lafayette's homeless. In this story we profiled two of the guys spending the night. "It's enlightening, you get... more »
  • Couple Trying To Get Home

    November 30, 2010 5:02 PM

    On Thanksgiving Day, KATC reporter Mike Magnoli didn't have to go far from the newsroom to find this next couple. They have very few earthly possesions, but they have each other. "I'm thankful for my health and my new wife and my children's health," We met Charles and Judy... more »
  • Homeless Children Get Donated School Supplies

    August 11, 2010 7:02 PM

    Thousands of homeless kids are headed back to school across Acadiana and your generosity is helping their education. KATC's Tools for Schools drive ended Sunday August 8th. This week at the Vermilion Conference Center in Lafayette, the Homeless Division is being flooded with families. Hundreds of backpacks loaded with essentials... more »
  • For-Profit Homeless Shelter Draws Concerns

    July 3, 2010 4:41 PM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Houma Overnight opened its doors recently, drawing approval from social workers who heralded the expansion of housing for women and children in an area with a dearth of shelters. But the for-profit venture has drawn concerns from some who question its security and even the manager's... more »
  • Operation Sweep: Re-model of Ramada Inn

    May 20, 2010 6:57 PM

    A new second chance program is in the works in Lafayette. It will not only help those in need but will also re-model an eye sore off of I-49. The old Ramada Inn property will be transformed into one of eight phases for the program. The building has been... more »
  • Freeze Plan into Affect

    December 4, 2009 6:01 PM

    "The tough part is keeping warm and having something in your stomach," says Kyle Cooper. Cooper, who is homeless, says he has someone who takes him in when condition are tough. But, when looking for shelter from the elements, others are not as fortunate. "You could see people... more »
  • Acadiana Outreach Center taking donations

    November 25, 2009 3:10 PM

    The Acadiana Outreach Center needs your help this holiday season. The center needs: washing powder for laundry coats new unwrapped toys new packages of men & women's underwear various sizes, medium and large cleaning supplies Remember the less fortunate and homeless when... more »
  • Property Buzz: St. Joseph's Diner

    November 23, 2009 9:17 AM

    Renovations are underway on a 90-year-old building in Lafayette north. An old façade is getting a face-lift. The old Boustany department store will soon be the new home of the Saint Joseph's Diner--a pantry serving up meals for Lafayette's homeless, getting an upgrade from their current facility just up the... more »
  • Lafayette Sheriff's Department Helps Connect Homeless

    November 18, 2009 5:25 PM

    The Lafayette Sheriff's Department held its 2nd annual Homeless Connect event today. The purpose is to educate the homeless about the different services available to them. Three months ago 27 year old Aaron Morgan was laid off from the offshore job he had been working for the last... more »
  • Red Kettle Volunteers Needed

    November 12, 2009 11:42 AM

    LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - The Lafayette Corps of The Salvation Army needs volunteers in the Lafayette, La. area this holiday season for its annual Red Kettle Campaign. The campaign collects funds to support local charitable services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for... more »
  • Homeless Vets Get Help From Lafayette Shelter

    November 11, 2009 6:44 PM

    Many of the men and women we honor for serving our country, have no place to rest their heads. That's why Lafayette Catholic Service Centers opened the St. Michael Center for Veterans. A recent study showed that there are over 10-thousand homeless veterans in the state on any given night,... more »
  • Second Annual Homeless Connect Links Citizens with Resources & Services

    October 29, 2009 10:33 AM

    In recognition of National Hunger & Homelessness Week, Acadiana Regional Coalition on Homelessness & Housing (ARCH), Lafayette Catholic Service Centers (LCSC) and the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office (LSPO) will host its second annual resource fair, Homeless Connect: Linking Citizens with Resources & Services, on November 18, 2009 from 9 am... more »
  • Homelessness a Problem in Iberia Parish

    September 24, 2009 8:24 AM

    Iberia Parish leaders tell KATC, homelessness is a growing problem and for homeless couples and women, finding shelter is especially difficult. In New Iberia there is just one shelter for homeless families, the problem is, it is at capacity. The main shelter is only for homeless men, and the only... more »

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