Stories

Three stories about this scam, on WWL TV (above) and in the Advocate and on Nola.com/Times-Picayune. The men coax homeless people with IDs to "return" items to retail stores, sell "found" copper to recycling agencies and cash bad business checks at banks....

Because of donated beds from the nonprofit A Good Night Sleep, dozens of formerly homeless will sleep well tonight in their new apartments, which shelter them but have scarce furnishings. The story, reported by Sula Kim from WDSU-TV. ...

We never lose.  Sometimes it just takes us a while to win. It’s the same tired refrain I often use when a long week has thoroughly kicked my ass, leaving me contemplating my career ambitions and wondering if full-time bartender would be a more fulfilling vocation. ...

THANK YOU to everyone who came out to Love Sessions on Sunday to support UNITY. We are so grateful to musician extraordinaire and UNITY Communications Chair, Irvin Mayfield, for organizing the event, and to Kermit Ruffins and the Royal Sonesta Hotel for their generosity toward...

Today’s blog is by UNITY outreach worker Demetra Phoenix. The day started as any other work day would. I went to an outreach meeting first thing in the morning.  On the agenda was the weekly discussion of how to get into housing those homeless people we...