Homelessness
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Homelessness remains a problem for former foster care youth

Homelessness
by Victoria Queen
Posted 2/15/16, 10:07 am

John Callis spent two periods in foster care—when he was a baby until he was adopted at age 3 and when he was 14 and “uncontrollable.” He received a diagnosis of bipolar disorder and his strict adoptive father, a Marine, “didn’t want me home and it hurt … ’cause I loved my dad,” he said.

Callis, now 52, became a ward of the state, living in group homes until he turned 18 and aged out of the system. That was 34 years ago. Since then, he has moved often and had trouble keeping jobs. He currently lives in his car.

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Murders put spotlight on Seattle's homeless crisis

Homelessness
by Melinda Taylor
Posted 2/09/16, 11:30 am

When three teenage brothers last month murdered two vagrants in “The Jungle,” a crime-ridden homeless camp near baseball’s Safeco Field in Seattle, both police and ministries increased their focus on what might be the city’s biggest blemish.

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Taking the bait--or not

Homelessness
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 2/01/16, 01:57 pm

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