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'Dire' need as giving season commences

...families are turned away as community donations fall short."It's pretty dire," Mariya Lovishchuk, executive director of the Glory Hole, said. "I keep trying to tell myself that this happens every year and donations will come in at the last minute...
Falling in between the cracks

Within the already delicate homeless population exists a subgroup of people classified as vulnerable. Their greatest vulnerability - a premature death.
Ralliers demand Medicaid expansion

With just a couple days left in regular legislative session, Gov. Bill Walker and his supporters made one last big push for Medicaid expansion in the state.
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Empty but fulfilling

Once a year, an empty bowl contains something filling. This year, the Empty Bowls fundraiser celebrates its 25th anniversary.
Man's 'terrorizing' break-in ends with a guilty verdict

A 27-year-old man was convicted of burglary, criminal trespass and assault Tuesday for violently breaking into the homes of two city employees and scaring them.
Urban Decay

...was hanging off the side of the building." Problems overflow Glory Hole capacityMariya Lovischuk, executive director of the Glory Hole, said she was happy to be invited to watch the documentary."I've been thinking a lot, because I walk downtown...
Health center faces staffing challenges

...for more than five years," Lovishchuk said of the social service field. Lovishchuk also serves as executive director of the Glory Hole.She also acknowledged that there have been ups and downs with the transition from the clinic's operation...
Community doctors, organizations donate to keep Front Street Clinic open

When Glory Hole volunteer Roger Kley picked up his blood pressure medication from the Front Street Clinic Monday morning, he was grateful his sole health care provider will live to see at least another six months.
Feds and state collaborate to end homelessness in 10 years

...Mayor Bruce Botelho said he was unaware of the conference at the Goldbelt Building. Jetta Whittaker, executive director of the Glory Hole homeless shelter, said she didn't know about the meeting until she heard Mangano being interviewed on the...
Blaze damages homeless haven

...pieces of material, melted garbage bags. It looked like your average garbage dump." Joan Decker, executive director of the Glory Hole, a downtown homeless shelter and dining hall, said many homeless choose to sleep in abandoned buildings. She...


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