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The Lantern House has over 300 beds available for use, making it the largest shelter in the state of Utah. (Nikki Dorber / The Signpost)

Providing shelter for the community

Lucas Moore October 6, 2021

As of January 2020, around 3,100 people in Utah were experiencing homelessness, according to the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness. Between 13–16% of that homeless population is within...

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Police Blotter April 2

Marisa Nelson March 31, 2021

Man's best friendA dog was reported as being left in a parked car on March 29. An officer was able to make contact with the owner of the car that was parked in the A2 lot. The temperature was 42 degrees,...

Runners psyching themselves up at the starting line for the race in 2017. Photo Credit: Brian Choi

Nearly Naked Mile breaks fall streak

Tori Waltz November 3, 2018

Complications this year have kicked the Nearly Naked Mile charity run, originally set to take place on Oct. 26, back to spring 2019. Ordinarily, the Phi Gamma Lambda fraternity would have already hosted...

Medicine for mental health: Incarceration instead of medical care

Rachel Badali June 12, 2017

When the street is your home, a jail may be your only healthcare provider.Across the country, thousands of homeless people, many whom are suffering from mental illness, are met with little sympathy and...

Art program instills identity in homeless youth

J. Michaela Funtanilla October 27, 2016

  Donovan, tracing an image of a dragon on a scratch-board, zones in on the small black sheet, unconcerned with his instructors sitting next to him. For him, the dragon symbolizes his interest...

A Point-in-Time count helps the homeless

February 1, 2015

Volunteers armed with clipboards, flashlights and care bags scoured Ogden's streets early Saturday morning in search of homeless dwellers in the final day of the Weber County Point-in-Time Count. In...

Ways to help the homeless

November 23, 2014

The holidays wouldn't be the holidays without family and the love, care and support they offer. Everyone has a family who loves and takes care of them, right? For many homeless individuals, that’s...

Local shelters in need of a helping hand

November 22, 2014

With the hubbub of the holidays just around the corner, sometimes we let the festive frivolities get in the way of our giving spirit. However, whether it's volunteering in soup kitchens or bringing...

Weber County participates in homeless count

February 2, 2013

Volunteers surveyed the homeless population of Weber County over a three-day period as part of the Point In Time census project that counts the homeless population nationwide. The Point In Time census...

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