Some have signs of depression and some are diagnosed with it. Some have been diagnosed with PTSD, says Angelayah Carter, the Rainbow House shelter program director.Continue Reading
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COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) Columbia Police Department Assistant Chief Lance Bolinger has seen an increase in the homeless population over the years. “When I first started policing 18 years ago, we did not have nearly the homeless population that we have in Columbia today,” Bolinger said. “I would say today it consumes a lot more ofContinue Reading
COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) A popular school safety application used by thousands of schools across the country — including some in Mid-Missouri — had thousands of documents accessed that contained sensitive information. Cybersecurity researcher Jerimiah Fowler said he discovered a breach in Raptor Technologies on Dec. 20 and notified the company of the flaw. Raptor Technologies’Continue Reading
COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) A few dozen coordinators from across the state gathered virtually on Thursday to receive training ahead of a count of Missouri’s homeless population. The Point in Time Count is a census of those who are unhoused on a single night. According to the Missouri Balance of State Continuum of Care website, thisContinue Reading
Love Columbia Program Director Conrad Hake says his organization has served 48 households with assistance from a recent campaign, which equals around $45,000. That campaign was launched on the first of the month and is based around “Roof over your Head Day” which falls on Dec. 3.Continue Reading
COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) Sunday marks national “Roof over your Head Day” which reminds people to be thankful for basic necessities such as a home. It also creates awareness for the current housing crisis in the United States. ABC 17 News obtained the latest Missouri Point in Time Count for region 5. Region 5 contains mostContinue Reading
COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) Homelessness affects more than half a million people nationwide, according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, and Mid-Missouri is no exception. According to the 2022 Point in Time Count, 1,571 individuals in Missouri were experiencing homelessness. One-third of those individuals are considered “unsheltered.” That means those individuals are living on theContinue Reading
COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) Homelessness affects more than half a million people nationwide, according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, and Mid-Missouri is no exception. That includes lifelong Columbia resident, Chris Eubanks who says he has been homelessness for the past two years. “It can literally happen to anybody,” Eubanks said. Chris Eubanks is aContinue Reading