Homeless Man Chases Away Anti-Asian Harasser on NYC Train as Bystanders Watched

Good News Notes: “What happened: The 34-year-old victim, who wishes to remain anonymous, was on a southbound Q train at the 96th Street Subway Station at 11:30 p.m., when the male suspect directed anti-Asian statements at her, according to authorities. The man sitting across from her began “spewing random racist crap” while pointing his finger in her…

Virginia Beach organization re-housing record number of homeless people

Good News Notes: “The Judeo-Christian Outreach Center has received grants to help with its Rapid Rehousing initiative. It’s a program to help those who might otherwise be homeless. Gloria Brown, the Senior Housing Stabilization Specialist with JCOC, says usually in a year, they help about 40 people secure housing. This year, it’s closer to 100….

Camas-based nonprofit helps homeless students succeed

Good News Notes: “Imagine being homeless and still having to do school work in order to graduate. Or just advance to the next grade level. Family Promise of Clark County, a nonprofit based in Camas that helps families experiencing homelessness, jumped in to help students by launching its FP Cares Educational Services in November. Along…

8-year-old starts charity to help homeless children

Good News Notes: “She recently donated $500 to Joy House, a women’s shelter in Milwaukee. For her birthday and at Christmas, she asked for toy donations to the shelter instead of gifts as well. ‘To have someone so young, excited to be giving to individuals that are less fortunate than she is is awesome. I’m…

Twin Cities nonprofit opens new kind of tiny home village — and it’s all indoors

Good News Notes: “In a massive North Loop warehouse in Minneapolis, a unique tiny home shelter space is taking shape.  It’s called the Avivo Village — a shelter within a shelter.  ‘We’re calling them tiny homes, they really are rooms,’ says Emily Bastian, Avivo’s vice president of ending homelessness. ‘Something COVID-safe, something that they could…

Morton Grove Animal Shelter Rescues Dozens of Animals From Storm-Ravaged Texas

Good News Notes: “A Morton Grove animal rescue embraced dozens of cats and dogs that arrived at its suburban facility on Saturday from Texas, where an unprecedented winter storm caused disarray throughout the entire state. Wright-Way Rescue teamed up with Austin Pets Alive! to rescue animals from the unusual cold. ‘We were like, hey, we have the…

Chicago weather hits freezing temperatures as Chi-Care volunteers continue to provide warmth, food for homeless across city

Good News Notes:  “As cold temperatures continue through Sunday, tens of thousands around the city remain without shelter. Volunteers looked to help those in need of warmth and food. ‘You need more food, you need a jacket or anything else?’ asked Farhan Ahmed, Chi-Care volunteer. Ahmed and his group of Chi-Care volunteers spend every weekend in Chicago…