Keyword: homeless
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Strappd, a digital guidepost for good works

The idea behind Raj Lanka’s mobile phone app grew out of his own doubts after interacting with a downtown Denver panhandler. It was back in 2014 and Lanka was on his way to work one morning when he … more

For the love of a good seat

Individually, the entrepreneurs loved different things: coffee roasting, fly fishing and photography. So it took a unique, completely unrelated idea to bring them together and put them into a rapidly … more

Fred Allen: Community service with a smile

Last month, we lost one of the most “gentle gentlemen” I have ever had the pleasure to work with and know. He always had a positive outlook on life, was always considerate of the other person and … more

Homeless in Jeffco: One day on the streets

Every year in January, a small army of volunteers from churches, human services departments, nonprofits and law enforcement fan out into communities across the nation and conduct a point-in-time … more

Despite obstacles, ‘I have a lot of reasons to be happy'

Every day, Daliliah Wilson spends four hours simply getting to and from school. Without a car or driver’s license, Wilson, 18, must take two buses and the light rail from her Wheat Ridge home to … more

Annual homeless count tallies an elusive population

On a balmy January night this year, 5,116 people were counted as being homeless in the Denver metro area. In Jefferson County, 394 homeless individuals were counted. The annual Point in Time (PIT) survey is conducted on a January night across … more
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