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Special Coverage: Homelessness in Sonoma County

Police probe Petaluma sidewalk death

Authorities on Wednesday were tracing the final hours of a homeless man who died Tuesday after he was found lying on a busy Petaluma sidewalk.

Man found dead on Petaluma sidewalk

Police described man as a local homeless guy; an autopsy is scheduled for Friday in the eighth transient death in the city this year.

Close to Home: A volunteer’s tale

I finally did something I’ve been wanting to do for a good long time: I volunteered at the Redwood Gospel Mission’s Thanksgiving Feast at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds.

Sonoma County shelters stretched thin by storm

Shelters opened their doors to serve residents displaced by the floods Thursday, primarily homeless individuals trying to get out of the pounding rain and winds.

Friday’s Letters to the Editor

Press Democrat readers share their views

County expands Safe Parking program for homeless

Supervisors approve accord with Catholic Charities to oversee 30 more parking spaces in county lot for homeless people who can’t get into shelters to park their vehicles

Crews break up sprawling Bay Area homeless camp (w/video)

Police and social-workers on Thursday began clearing away one of the nation's largest homeless encampments.

County allocates $3.3 million to affordable housing projects

The Board of Supervisors provided funding to a trio of projects in Roseland, Sonoma Valley and Larkfield.

Clear out of large Bay Area homeless camp coming (w/video)

People living in Silicon Valley's The Jungle, which may be the largest homeless camp in the US, must be out by Thursday or face arrest.

Birthday Party Serves Homeless In Santa Rosa

Birthday party an exercise in charity for Sonoma County kids

Village Elementary School student Liberty Wiseman and a group of friends from church spent her birthday party serving meals to the homeless in Santa Rosa.

Homeless get warm welcome at Santa Rosa outreach site

Catholic Charities homeless services center catered to several dozen people Friday, part of its weekly effort to provide basic comforts to those without housing.

Artist hopes mural will help brighten West End neighborhood

Community members pitch in to ease blight on Wilson Street near mission heavily trafficked by homeless.

Hundreds fed at annual Thanksgiving for needy

The Redwood Gospel Mission’s annual Thanksgiving banquet Wednesday offered hundreds of poor and homeless people a holiday meal and helping hand with medical checks, warm clothing and other amenities.

Celebrations: How you can help

Sonoma County nonprofits tell us what they do and how we can help.

Santa Rosa Christmas Eve killer gets life

A Santa Rosa transient, 26, showed no emotion Friday as punishment was handed down for the 2013 death of a fellow homeless man.

Petaluma paves way for homeless shelter

The Petaluma City Council on Monday approved $1-a-year lease agreement for a shelter with COTS to ensure the agency can house nearly three dozen families in need of emergency housing.

Close to Home: A new crisis for local homeless, a new solution

I know what it feels like to lose all hope, to feel despair, to lose the will to fight for my life. I know what it is like for so many people out there.

Monday’s Letters to the Editor

Press Democrat readers share their views.

Plan to address winter homelessness in Sonoma County taking shape

The effort to plan for winter conditions is part of an increasingly proactive campaign to address the needs of Sonoma County’s disproportionately large homeless population.

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