duluth homeless

As Warming Center Opens, Concerns Arise

Homeless Persons Bill of Rights Coalition Writes Letter to City

DULUTH, Minn.-  Thursday night marked not only the beginning of extreme cold, but the opening of a new warming center in Duluth. Five people occupied warming center on the 5800 Block of Grand Avenue in West Duluth on Thursday. While the city and the Homeless Persons Bill of Rights coalition, or HPBR, both consider that a victory, HPBR wants to…

CHUM Gala for Street Outreach Program, Struggles with Housing

Event held at Greysolon Ballroom

DULUTH, Minn.-  A gala was held by CHUM Thursday night, to raise money for their Street Outreach program. All proceeds benefit the Street Outreach program, which helps homeless people living outside or in their cars. “So we really work with people to try to get them inside,” said Development Director Mary Schmitz. “And once they’re inside, then we can work…

Local Homeless Shelters Packed Because of Cold Temperatures

Homeless Vigil in Duluth Tomorrow

DULUTH, Minn.-With frigid temperatures due to hit the Northland this weekend, that means local homeless shelters will be packed. One of the leaders of CHUM said they are always busy, but especially this time of the year. That group has also been trying to work with the city to form a community plan to house the homeless in public buildings…