This broadcast of CoastLine originally aired on August 20, 2014. 

Ending Chronic Homelessness in ten years:  it’s a commitment that the City of Wilmington, three local county governments, service providers, and the United Way made six years ago.  Slightly past the halfway point, the number of chronically homeless people in the region is down by more than half. 

Audacious is the word Katrina Knight uses to describe her first reaction to the notion that ending chronic homelessness was possible. 

The Cape Fear region is now six years into the Ten Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness. 

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A new local program is providing the homeless with shelter while they heal from surgeries.

Under the Surface of Homelessness

Jun 5, 2014

Fresh Voices on Air commentator Elaine King explains why homelessness is such a complex issue.   

Elaine King is a senior at Hoggard High School where she is a member of the National Honors Society, President of Beta Club, and Activities Coordinator for EC Buddies. Her favorite non-profit organization to volunteer with is the "Tuesday Night Feeding Ministry". She will be attending UNC Chapel Hill in the fall.

Local Shelter Feeds Over 400

Jan 24, 2013

A Wilmington homeless shelter has partnered with the international charity Feed the Children to provide boxes of food and other items to needy families.  Good Shepherd Center supplied the more than 400 boxes Thursday afternoon.  The group’s Associate Development Director Logan White says they’ve seen an influx of people in the past few days because of the cold weather.  She says the number one issue facing the homeless is affordable housing.

Homelessness Down across Region

Mar 1, 2012
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Each year, the Tri-County Homeless Interagency Council tracks the number of homeless living in New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick counties. 

Stand Down Helps Homeless Veterans

Feb 3, 2012

A Stand Down refers to a safe place for exhausted combat units to rest and recover away from the battlefield during wartime. Here at home, Stand Downs are also known as community events connecting homeless veterans to services and supplies they don’t have.