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Radical outreach

Radical outreach

When homeless ministry gets extreme
My night as a survey volunteer in the wealthy Los Angeles neighborhood of Bel Air
For a man living on LA streets, an offer of long-term help
Learning to understand a man living homeless in Venice Beach

Meeting deep needs calls for more than a soup line
The federal and state governments and many nonprofits are pushing a homeless policy that works for some but not for many others
Meet the couple who made me read The Satanic Bible
Six months of reporting on the deep problems behind homelessness showed me how easy it is to become cynical
Despite government and volunteer help, some people who live on the streets revert to hard-to-break habits
How one homeless man turned to God after years of prison and crack cocaine