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Englewood coalition on homeless finds strength, success in numbers

Robert Balukas was one of many people in Englewood living out of sight, without shelter, struggling to survive in a city where he once carried the key to his own residence. But when he met a man at … more

Ruling with ‘human element’ in mind

Across the hall from his old seat as mayor on Englewood City Council, Joe Jefferson has donned the judge’s robes and brought with him a passion for helping defendants succeed. “Our primary goal … more

Without family, ‘I had no options’

In a patch of grass just out of the hot sun, Randall Thompson lay near the sidewalk along South Cherokee Street near the CityCenter Englewood shopping area, a scooter full of his belongings beside … more

‘Where are we gonna go? There’s nowhere to go’

Amanda McGuire walked up to collect her belongings from a shed in Englewood one day in April. She and her partner had been living in the shed on South Washington Street with, she said, permission … more

For homeless people, the streets, and the laws, are often gray areas

To Englewood police Sgt. Tracy Jones, the homeless situation on the city’s central streets is a row of stops — the light-rail station, the library, the Englewood Trolley bus route, the Walmart, … more

‘In general, things in life happen’

The loss of an apartment and a blow to the knee took a former boxer from federally subsidized housing in Englewood to living in a tent on the South Platte River. “I’ve been stuck at a … more

Homelessness in Englewood: No place to call home

During a cleanup along the South Platte River in January, Englewood police counted 21 campsites with about 30 people living on its east banks. Some 25 truckloads of trash, human waste, syringes and … more

Long road to change ends in hope

At one point, Adam Becker was leaving his belongings under a large rock in the woods in Estes Park, walking to work, washing up in the bathroom, walking into the kitchen to wash dishes and never … more

‘It’s dirty. It’s messy — it’s hands-on’

The Englewood Civic Center community room found itself packed to the brim when about 150 community members came to the first public forum by Change the Trend Network, a coalition of nonprofits, … more

To get a job, you need ID and an address

One of the keys to escaping homelessness — getting a job — isn’t as easy as it might sound, said Adam Becker, a 33-year-old formerly homeless Denver resident. As he discovered, the steps to … more
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