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Nearly 3,000 Allegheny County students are known to lack homes. A nonprofit says there are far more.

A small percentage of students are living on the streets, while nearly 30% are in shelters.

By Sarah Schneider/WESA

Single women with children struggle with poverty, here’s what can help change their circumstances

Christina Duncan, Executive Director at Milagro House and Stacie Blake, CEO of the YWCA Lancaster joined us on Tuesday’s Smart Talk to discuss the factors that are keeping women in these circumstances, resolutions to get them out of those circumstances, and an upcoming Milagro House event that addresses these issues.

By Aniya Faulcon

Work on Reading women’s shelter begins

The project costs more than originally projected due to increased construction prices but local government is pitching in.

By Anthony Orozco

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A physical activity study increases mental health of women experiencing homelessness

Tonya Miller, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at Harrisburg University, who conducted the study, worked with Harrisburg University students and local shelters to educate homeless women on their physical activity and in turn, shift their mindset to achieve an overall sense of well-being.

By Aniya Faulcon

Homeless vets housing project in Harrisburg takes title to land, plans for capital campaign

Organizers of a tiny homes project designed to help homeless veterans have taken title to the donated ground for their project.

By Charles Thompson/PennLive

For some people living with food insecurity, a meal is the first step toward getting help

Food outreach advocates say additional resources are needed.

By Brett Sholtis

United Way: People contacting 211 for help jumped in 2020

More than 430,000 people called and texted the free social and human services hotline 211 or searched on its online database last year, the United Way said. That grew from almost 288,000 in 2019.

By The Associated Press
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