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After OFAC, services will continue

Woodstock’s homeless assistance center, operating in the former city fire station at South and Throop streets for the past four years, will close this week. A news release from the […]

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‘Heartwarming’ story amid cold

During the recent polar vortex, many Woodstock residents sought shelter in the warmth of their homes; schools were closed, and some businesses also were closed. But there was a population […]

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The Woodstock Independent: Woodstock's Homeless

Arrest threat to some homeless

During a 10-day period in early May, the Woodstock Police Department reported making 16 arrests. The home address for eight of them was listed as “transient.” In a word more […]

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different paths homeless

Different paths into and out of homelessness

Van Brautigam Van Brautigam, originally from McHenry County, suffered a brain injury in a childhood accident that has left him unable to work. He is receiving federal Supplemental Security Income; […]

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Homless in Woodstock Series

Gradual process takes deadly toll

Part of the conundrum facing communities that want to “solve” homelessness is that the problem does not have a single cause. Moreover, a combination of two or more factors often […]

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Homeless in Woodstock IL

Help offered; long-term strategy sought

ABOUT THIS SERIES Woodstock attracts people who are homeless because, as the county seat, many agencies are here to serve them. In this three-part series, The Independent will examine the problem, […]

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