homelessness

CHUM to Host Homeless Fundraising Event in Leif Erikson Park

"Walk a Mile in These Shoes" is Happening Saturday, May 4 in Duluth's Leif Erikson Park

DULUTH, Minn. – CHUM is set to host a first ever fundraising event, “Walk a Mile in These Shoes.” The event is happening Saturday, May 4 at Duluth’s Leif Erickson Park. The fundraising event for CHUM will call attention to the issues of poverty, hunger, homelessness, and the extreme shortage of affordable housing in Duluth. Participants will learn about the…

West Duluth Warming Shelter is Making Strides

More than 250 people have entered the facility since it's opening on January 17th.

DULUTH, Minn. – About three-fourths of visitors to CHUM have experienced some form of homelessness in their lifetime. The local organization and the homeless community could not be more grateful that the West Duluth warming center is open for use. As overnight temperatures have fallen way below zero recently, the need for use of the warming facility  has grown. So…

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…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Warming Up the Homeless

Ruth House Opens as Warming Center

SUPERIOR, Wis.- As the frigid air of night sets in, the question of where to sleep enters the minds of the homeless in Duluth and Superior. Places like CHUM or Solid Rock often fill up quickly, leaving them with almost no options. Until now. The Ruth House in Superior is offering warmth, and care, to anyone who needs it during Northland…

Community Connect Offering Services to Help People Experiencing Homelessness

The Salvation Army and Loaves and Fishes also helped organize this year's event.

DULUTH, Minn. – Every year community connect helps people experiencing homelessness or poverty. The Damiano Center in Duluth was a one–stop shop for free resources like flu shots, free id’s, birth certificates and winter gear. Damiano staff say this can make a big difference for anyone dealing with homelessness. “It’s pretty incredibly for them to get them all in one place;…

CHUM Community Vigil Remembers Those Affected By Homelessness

CHUM's Street Outreach works with about 150-200 people a year.

DULUTH, Minn. – Nearly 100 people showed up at the steps of City Hall in Duluth for a memorial vigil. It was to honor people who’ve been homeless or who were homeless and died in 2017. “First off, they are people and they’re human beings and families. They’re part of our family. second, many of these folks are forgotten by…