Most people don’t associate below-freezing temperatures with Arizona, but the state will be seeing a continuing trend of cold weather over the next few days, according to the National Weather Service. The homeless population has an increased risk for hypothermia and other cold-related conditions. This risk is even higher from those who suffer from substance addictions, mental illness, or other physical illnesses. Homeless service providers and governments have the responsibility to protect their homeless citizens through state- and city-wide winterRead More
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Kassandra Elson couldn’t believe she was watching a Grand Canyon University women’s basketball game on Tuesday night. She described her participation in the partnership between the Lopes and the Phoenix Rescue Mission (PRM) as “crazy’’ because less than a year ago she was incarcerated. In her case, the Christian-based PRM is aptly named. “I came to Phoenix Rescue Mission from prison,’’ Elson said. “My outlook on life was really hopeless. I just knew that if I didn’t do something immediately that I would end upRead More