The Daily Northwestern

Lack of state budget reduces social service resources, operations for city’s homeless

Rishika Dugyala, Reporter

December 1, 2015

Filed under City, Latest Stories

Illinois’s state budget impasse has led to a reduction of resources and social services for Evanston’s homeless this holiday season. Some nonprofit organizations have had to cut or alter many of their programs, which a...

Family facing eviction gets apartment after campaign garners attention

Stephanie Kelly, City Editor

January 8, 2015

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

An Evanston family who faced eviction this week is preparing to move into a new home after an online campaign started by a friend caught the attention of a building owner who had previously rejected the family's apartment...

Evanston library screens documentary on homelessness

Hal Jin, Reporter

October 6, 2014

Filed under City, Local

The Evanston Public Library screened a documentary Sunday afternoon on the issue of homelessness that led to conversation among residents about the issue both within the city and across the nation. The film "@home," directed...

Evanston aldermen review improvements to programs for high-risk residents

Stephanie Kelly, Assistant City Editor

September 18, 2014

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

City Council discussed initiatives to coordinate different city services for homeless and at-risk residents Monday. Officials from the Evanston Public Library and the city presented their plans to develop new programs in ...

Evanston homeless shelter open more often than usual due to cold start to 2014

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor

January 30, 2014

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

A local nonprofit has increased its shelter assistance to Evanston homeless residents in response to extreme temperatures early this year. Though Evanston does not have round-the-clock refuge for the homeless, Interfaith Action...

Homelessness increases slightly in Illinois in 2012, report shows

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor

April 21, 2013

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, State

Homelessness in Illinois increased slightly from 2011 to 2012, bucking a national trend of stable rates, according to a report released April 9 by the National Alliance to End Homelessness. Statewide, homelessness increased...

Youth advocates call for collaboration among families, social service agencies

Susan Du, City Editor

September 23, 2012

Filed under City, Education, Local

Central Street restaurant Curt’s Cafe hosted a panel discussion of issues facing Evanston’s youth Tuesday. The talk touched on topics such as racism, homelessness and the disconnect between families and the community. Curt's...