'We're homeless, not hopeless.' Local 4 investigates ... (Part 2/3)

Local 4 news is investigating the growing challenge of homelessness across the Quad Cities. 

Managers of the largest shelter in the area say it's a growing issue. 

We obtained the most recent data from Humility Homes and Services. 

It shows there were 13,812 overnight shelter stays between July and March of 2017. 

That jumped to 14,714 during the same period of this year. 

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Reach out to a US Veteran who has no QC home

We’re commemorating Veterans Day on Friday – Sunday, November 11 and  Monday, November 12.  Humility Homes and Services offers housing and supportive services for 25 Veterans and their children through our Veterans Accessing Long Term Opportunities and Resources (VALOR) Program and 13 Veterans at our Shelter.  We pray for the safety and well-being of all current members of the armed services and their families.

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Traffic calming lights installed in Shelter neighborhood protect participants

We’re pleased that new flashing red lights are installed and in action on the stop signs at the 6th Street, Vine Street and Ash Street intersection of the Central Community Circle neighborhood. We’re particularly grateful to Alderman Marion Meginnis, Alderman Kyle Gripp, Davenport Public Works Director Nicole Gleason and Brian Schadt of the Davenport Public Works Department for their collaborative work on making our neighborhood more pedestrian friendly. The City of Davenport is continuing to consider methods to calm traffic and protect public safety at this difficult intersection.

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