Homeless

Toronto volunteer Phyllis Novak has spent the last two decades trying to maximize the creative potential for at-risk and homeless youth. In 1996, her efforts materialized into Sketch, an art...
Singer-songwriter Corey Hart first met Project Medishare for Haiti co-founder Dr. Barth Green when he underwent cervical disk fusion surgery by the world renowned Miami neurosurgeon. At the time,...
Actor Jason Lewis, best known as Samantha Jones’ handsome young beau Jerry “Smith” Jarod in Sex and the City, took much of 2010 and 2009 off and did something most of us wouldn...
Nikki Sixx’s kids, the product of his generous Running Wild In The Night music program at Covenant House California which serves more than 10,000 homeless youth a year, are making more of the...
Rock fans raised more than 700 winter clothing items for Montreal’s homeless on Feb. 25, including 259 shirts, 90 sweaters and 107 pants. Everything collected at the third annual Blankfest...
Musician Tom Waits and photographer Michael O’Brien have teamed up for a hard cover book called Hard Ground, hoping to bring to light the hardships and realities facing the homeless, and...
“Six months down and approximately another 4 ½ years to go,” is how Travis Talbot ended an email exchange with Samaritanmag recently. The 39-year-old Calgary native gave up his...
Wintry weather has arrived across Canada and, while many homeless people may choose to take refuge in shelters to escape the cold and eat a warm meal, animals on the street can’t make those...
Have you ever suddenly decided to volunteer at Christmas time at a shelter or food bank and been told they're fully booked?  Have you been asked to come down on Christmas Eve to serve...
In a new television series, Build It Forward, hosted by country singer Paul Brandt, seven families at risk of becoming homeless will each receive a new home and have the opportunity to build a...

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