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Not Everyone that Comes to a Homeless Shelter is Homeless

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2nd September

As we have come to know that homeless shelters can attract people who are wanted for serious crimes. The Homeless Voice had one of these dangerous sex offenders living in one of our homes in Hollywood.

It just goes to show you, the system has failed and it is difficult to know everyone we house. This man did not come up in any of our routine sex offender searches. When someone checks into our shelter, we perform a background check. If they are not registered and are a sex offender we then alert Hollywood Police Department.

The Marshals told us that there was someone living with us who had not registered in over 10 years. Since he was living near small children we also did our own investigation and kept an extra eye on him. We also notified HPD that we were … Read More »

City Laws Hurt the Homeless Voice Newspaper

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10th January

The Homeless Voice, is a newspaper that funds South Florida’s largest emergency homeless shelter. The shelter is now in fear it may have to put a stop to several services they offer as some cities are making harder for the newspaper to be sold. Dozens of men, women and children who rely on the shelters in operated by The Homeless Voice for a place to stay could find themselves back out on the street.

NBC Miami recently released a publication and news article covering the subject. The community is trying to work together as a unit to keep the newspaper running and published. “We can’t operate an emergency-level shelter without the paper,” said Sean Cononie, a homeless spokesperson and founder of the Homeless Voice.

For several years, the Homeless Voice sold its newspapers in high-traffic areas throughout Broward County; but says … Read More »

Florida leads nation in study of violence against homeless

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18th December

Sun Sentinel
Florida leads nation in study of violence against homeless

By Wayne K. Roustan, Sun Sentinel

10:32 AM EST, December 18, 2013



Florida ranks first in the nation, again, as the most dangerous place for the homeless to live, according to the 2012 Homeless Hate Crimes report.

The National Coalition for the Homeless has tracked violence against homeless people across the country since 1999. Homeless-on-homeless attacks are not included in the findings.

Florida has led the nation all but once between 2005 and 2012, statistics show.

Florida had 15 reported attacks against the homeless last year, more than double the incidents in second-ranked California. Two of those 15 attacks were deadly; both were in South Florida.

On Dec. 1, 2012, Bradley Suessine, 42, was stabbed to death with a butcher knife behind a restaurant in Deerfield Beach. John Stabile, 23, confessed to killing the homeless man and awaits … Read More »

Medical Emergecny at Homeless Voice Shelter

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16th February

This homeless mans oxygen was at 73 percent when we got to him.   This was very critical.  It was important for us to get his oxygen up as much as possible before EMS arrived.   We finally got his Oxygen up to 95 percent.    Our in house medics are our homeless people who took a first respondor course to be able to use oxygen , aed’s and other life saving medical equipment.  We have saved many people with our yearly training.    We also do in house trianing.  So far we are ab0out  4 of 7 saves with AED’s and on overdoses we have saved about  20 people over the years by having the proper training.  When most people think the homeless are worthless bums look at these homeless people save a mans life.  Way to go Homeless.  You think this is … Read More »

No Insurance: Get Free Homeless Health Care and Free Wound Care at the Homeless Voice Shelter for the Homeless

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5th February

Free Homeless Health Care

The very graphic video shows a long time homeless man getting free homeless health care for a ulcer in the lower back. It is very graphic so if you have a weak system where you cannot handle blood or inside of a body you may not want to watch this video.

This man had a big hole in his back and was released from the hospital to a homeless shelter where the hospital did agree for homeless health care for the wound done by them. What happens when there is leakage where others can get sick if they sit where this man just got done sitting and the leakage was left on the chair? Or what happens when the packing from inside the wound comes out? Then we must make do until the nurse comes back in the … Read More »

Homeless man survives shot to the head in Hollywood

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28th January

By Wayne K. Roustan, Sun Sentinel
10:53 p.m. EST, January 28, 2013

A 56-year-old homeless man was recovering from a bullet wound late Monday after being shot in the head, Hollywood Police said.

It happened around 8 p.m. on Federal Highway near Taft Street. The victim managed to make the five minute walk several blocks back to the shelter at 1203 N. Federal Highway, operator Sean Cononie said.

“I was coming back from the gym and I saw him in the parking lot,” he said. “He had blood on him and apparently got shot a couple of blocks away and he walked back to the shelter.”
Shelter staff called 911 and the victim was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital where he was expected to recover, police said.

A perimeter was set up in the area of the shooting to look for the gunman but crucial minutes … Read More »

Homeless stay connected in virtual community

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27th January

Homeless stay connected in virtual community

January 26, 2013|By Johnny Diaz, Sun Sentinel

At times during her day, Daletha Brown feels like any typical 23-year-old.

She catches the bus to Broward College for class. She calls or sends texts on her smart phone. She boots up her laptop to log into Facebook where her profile page states that she lives in “Hollywood, Florida.”

But many of her 173 online friends probably don’t know she’s homeless.

“People are shocked when I tell them,” Brown said from the Homeless Voice shelter in Hollywood where she collected some bottles of shampoo and soap earlier this week. “I don’t tell them until I know I can trust them. They are shocked at first because you don’t normally see a homeless person going to college.”

Or posting on social media.

Whether they’re in shelters or on the streets, some of South Florida’s homeless … Read More »

See our Documentary and Pilot of our Realality TV show

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6th January

See the long version and the short with trailer and promo
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Mass Shootings and Something to Think About

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17th December

On Saturday December 15th not even 21 hours after the massive school shooting I got to my desk and went to Facebook and Twitter. I do not usually post each day about the days ups and downs but that day I posted “ I can’t believe I have to say this, Thank God it is Saturday , SCHOOLS OUT let us still pray for them all” Schools out , will this mean there will be no kids getting killed by some lone gunman? I pray and hope so.

There is just no excuse for something to happen like this other than the forces that exist with the so called “bad Guy” makes him the Devil himself or the son of Satan. As I heard the news I could only imagine what if it was my grandkids or my brother’s kids. I … Read More »

Pinecrest Homeless Man Stabbed

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17th December

South Florida going crazy on the Homeless, They keep getting attacked or killed
Watch below video of the latest trend in South Florida