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Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 12:01 am

One man’s path out of homelessness

 It only took about a month for William Guyer of Springfield to go from employed to living on the street, but it took him almost a year to get back.Guyer’s story is one of injustice, heartbreak...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 am

Residents say closure would leave them with no place to go

Franklin Fite is a collector. The small, one-room apartment he shares with his wife at the Bel-Aire Motel in Springfield is decorated with Pez dispensers, stamps, coins and assorted trinkets. A significant part of the apartment is also devoted to canned goods. Fite says he hoards food because he was once homeless and had to go without. Naturally, he says he never wants to be homeless again. B...
Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:01 am

Springfield photographer has a passion for the homeless

 In the middle of the gazebo at Washington Park in Springfield sits a homeless man named Bill Guyer. A quiet, thoughtful man, Guyer strums a guitar skillfully while his duffel bag containing all...
Thursday, July 12, 2012 06:40 pm
Don Norton of Springfield has been homeless before, and he expects to be so again. Norton and his partner, Karen Denene Otterson, live with a friend who is planning to get married, meaning their welco...
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 04:26 am

Homeless shelter makes changes and seeks donations to make ends meet

Without access to a car, 49-year-old Lloyd McCullough walks more than four miles, six days a week, to get from Helping Hands shelter on the corner of 11th and Adams streets to his stocking job at Mena...
Thursday, June 24, 2010 10:04 pm

‘The answer to homelessness is homes’

The City of Springfield plans to build and rehabilitate hundreds of homes as part of a strategy to end homelessness within two years.The city’s 2010-2014 Consolidated Plan, created by the city&r...

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