Tag: Homeless Veterans

  • A Way to Support Homeless Veterans

    A Way to Support Homeless Veterans

    My name is Gerald Harrell. I’ve been a Spare Change News vendor since 1992 and want to support organizations that help homeless veterans. I know people say that Mayor Walsh has eliminated veteran homelessness, but there is much more to be done. Too many people who served our country are still on the streets. I […]

  • Veterans Legal Services: Pro-bono legal help for homeless and struggling troops

    Veterans Legal Services: Pro-bono legal help for homeless and struggling troops

    Photo: Veterans Legal Services Coming back is never easy, but for the hundreds of veterans struggling with legal issues and fighting to stay off the streets, Veterans Legal Services (VLS), the Boston-based nonprofit legal team dedicated to providing pro-bono legal aid to veterans who are currently homeless or at risk of losing their homes, is […]

  • For Comedy King Sweeney, Poverty Is No Joke

    For Comedy King Sweeney, Poverty Is No Joke

    Very rarely do you come across an entertainer who doesn’t want to talk about some current project, their career, what got them started in the industry or some other topic referring to their time in the spotlight. And with someone like Steve Sweeney, the crowned “King of Boston Comedy,” you know there’s a lot to […]

  • LAST WORD: Gary Brown

    LAST WORD: Gary Brown

    Photo: Alena Kuzub Spare Change News works through word of mouth. Most of the vendors who’ve been interviewed in the Last Word column were at some point encouraged to join by another vendor whose testimony inspired them. What this means it that there’s a widening circle of people whose lives have been touched by the […]

  • More ex-soldiers At Risk of Homelessness

    Sarah Edmonds Street News service Tens of thousands of Western troops will leave Iraq and Afghanistan and make the journey home over the next couple of years. Those who then leave the military will face an even more perilous journey – the road back into civilian society, where weak economic growth has made it increasingly […]