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Special Coverage: Homelessness in Sonoma County

Roommate: Drunken proposition for sex led to Santa Rosa stabbing

A fatal stabbing at a southwest Santa Rosa home for ex-transients earlier this month started with a drunken proposition for sex, a witness told police.

Homeless ex-con arrested in Santa Rosa stabbing

A Santa Rosa homeless man, 50, suffered life-threatening wounds after a fight and knife attack Monday evening.

Brooks: Building spiritual capital

Lisa Miller’s core argument is that spiritual awareness is innate and that it is an important component in human development. An implication of her work is that if you care about social mobility, graduation rates, resilience, achievement and family formation, you can’t ignore the spiritual resources of the people you are trying to help.

Catholic Charities fair in Santa Rosa a one-stop shop of services for homeless

Hundreds of homeless people were provided with health care, housing leads, food and enrollment into county welfare programs Friday at a fair put on by Catholic Charities.

New approach to help Sonoma County’s homeless coming Friday

Later today, a Santa Rosa nonprofit is hosting what will be the county’s most robust single day of service for the homeless ever.

Suspect in fatal Santa Rosa knife attack pleads not guilty

A homeless man appeared in court for the first time Wednesday, accused of killing an acquaintance at a Santa Rosa home earlier this month.

West county agencies tackle mental health issues at 1st-ever summit

The West County Mental Health Summit will be held in Guerneville on Thursday, bringing together about two dozen countywide service agencies and nonprofits.

Santa Rosa stabbing victim was trying for better life; acquaintance arrested

The victim of a fatal stabbing early Monday was a former homeless man, living in the southwest Santa Rosa neighborhood with the aid of Catholic Charities.

Tiny houses a big help for some California homeless

What started as one man's effort to provide shelter for his homeless neighbor has turned into a movement, thanks to a YouTube video viewed more than five million times.

Close to Home: It’s time to get smart about homelessness

Along for the ride on Julie’s ordeal is the Sonoma County taxpayer.

County doles out funding to social service nonprofits

The money, drawn from local and federal funding, will be split between 45 nonprofit groups that provide social services to homeless and low-income residents.

Cyrus alludes to bisexuality in LGBT charity launch

Miley Cyrus, who says not all her past relationships have been straight ones, is out to help LGBT youth with a new charity.

Redwood Gospel Mission helps man kick drugs, rebuild life

Eight years ago, Chris Keys was hooked on meth and living on the streets. Now, the Santa Rosa man is clean and sober, and moving into a new home he purchased with his wife. See how he did it.

May Day rally highlights social justice, immigrant rights

The annual event started in Roseland, and is one of the many being held around the world on May 1.

Landmark Fort Bragg hotel destined for office space, transitional housing

Council approves $1.2M in state grant funding to create workspace for homeless and mental health service provider, temporary housing for needy.

8 arrested during sweep at Petaluma homeless camps

In the latest effort to curb a growing problem with illegal camps, Petaluma police swept through local homeless camps this week and warned transients to clear out.

Homeless outreach aims to help county’s most vulnerable

Just after dawn Wednesday as it does every week, a team of outreach workers, police officers and deputies visited camps along the railroad tracks and creeks in what is an ongoing effort to reach the area's neediest.

Easter Brunch For The Homeless In Santa Rosa

Hundreds in need served Easter brunch in Santa Rosa

A drenching rain Sunday at Old Courthouse Square downtown did not appear to dampen the spirits of homeless diners, volunteers from SOMA Church Community.

San Francisco homeless man brutally beaten with pipe

Police are searching for the man who viciously hit a San Francisco homeless man in the skull with a metal pipe earlier this week.

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