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February 19, 2015
Warming centers stay open during frigid nights

As the temperatures drop below zero degrees, a couple organizations and a city building will provide warm places for people to go during the overnight.

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February 16, 2015
Surprise donation makes for sweet holiday at the Rescue Mission

Earlier this week, DeBrand dropped off a surprise donation to the Rescue Mission- three large cases of its famous chocolate.  After the unexpected donation came through the front door, the Mission’s head chef decided to add on to the surprise.

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January 31, 2015
Eight Shops Serve Up Soup to Help Charities Restock

Local businesses are helping restock the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission, Charis House and Street Reach for Homeless by hosting a Souper Bowl Cook-off.

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January 30, 2015
Volunteers work to get a count of area's homeless

The annual count of homeless people in Fort Wayne – and around the country – took place Thursday morning, and, lured by freebies, some local people living on the street poured into the Rescue Mission and the Samuel Walker Community Center on Francis Street to be counted.

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January 28, 2015
City chosen for homeless assessment pilot program

Fort Wayne is participating in a new state-run program to address the city’s issues with homelessness. As part of the pilot, the city will assess homeless individuals and families to help identify and prioritize those who are most in the need of assistance.

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January 28, 2015
City part of pilot program to tackle homelessness

Fort Wayne is one of four Indiana communities chosen to launch a pilot program designed to reach out to chronically homeless people.

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January 8, 2015
Fort Wayne Rescue Mission Filled to Capacity

Many of us take a warm bed and home for granted.  With these single digit temperatures and below zero windchill, the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission is filled to capacity.

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January 7, 2015
Rescue Mission becomes shelter due to frigid temps

The Rescue Mission has opened its doors for the last couple days and become an overnight shelter for those who need a warm place to stay. Donovan Coley, Rescue Mission CEO, said the organization’s emergency dorm sleeps about 50 people, but they were expecting about 100 individuals Wednesday night.

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January 7, 2015
Fort Wayne Rescue Mission prepares for freezing temps

For the city's homeless, there's at least one place preparing to help them as temperatures continue to dip below zero: the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission.

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December 22, 2014
“Longest Night” walk remembers homeless who have died

Sunday is the official start of winter. It’s also the shortest day and longest night of the year. The Fort Wayne Area Planning Council on Homelessness takes advantage of the date every year to remember the homeless people who died. 

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