The Sioux City Journal examines homelessness in Siouxland in this five-day series. Topics include the impact of homelessness in downtown, mental illness and addictions, shelters and resources and solutions in the works.
Roland McKee doesn't know where he'll sleep tonight.
It could be in a parking garage. Or huddled in an elevator. Maybe tucked beneath a bridge.
What does a homeless person do during the course of a day? We followed MacDonald Hoskins Jr. to see what challenges he faces living in Sioux City.
SIOUX CITY -- The lack of low-income housing in Sioux City can be a hurdle that makes the jump out of homelessness difficult.
SIOUX CITY -- It's not uncommon for parking and skywalk system staff to find human waste left in the stairwells at city parking garages.
SIOUX CITY — In recent years, Erika Newton says the comments have come more regularly about the homeless population in downtown Sioux City.
SIOUX CITY -- The pungent smell of body odor makes it difficult for Raymond Jepsen to fall asleep at the Warming Shelter at night.
SIOUX CITY -- Victoria Schwartz sways to the music emanating from her cellphone with her new boyfriend, Christopher, as they stand on the side…
SIOUX CITY -- Jerry Hernandez had knowledge of biblical topics, but it took bottoming out in a spell of financial difficulties and, eventually…
SIOUX CITY -- Late on a December day in 2012, Evelyn Marsh was supposed to send away a man from the Soup Kitchen in downtown Sioux City. He wa…
SIOUX CITY -- Seeing the street as the equivalent of a "living room" for a homeless person, Ken Peterson decided a decade ago to spruce up the…
SIOUX CITY -- Frank LaMere has seen how other cities have successfully addressed homelessness and substance abuse issues in their communities.
If you're interested in doing more to help Sioux City's homeless, here are some practical ways recommended by local experts and agencies:
SIOUX CITY -- Sioux City Councilman Pete Groetken on Monday said he wants the city to find a way to become more involved in addressing the iss…