On the Street

On the Street | Jared

interview by Lisa Kane Name: Jared Age: 36  Hometown: Litchfield Township, Ohio Lisa: Where did you grow up? Jared: I grew up on a maple syrup farm. Well, our family farm was next door to w...

On the Street | Faces of the Homeless, March 2019

by Lisa Kane Today I’m at the Homeless Charity on Broad Street. I’m meeting a friend to talk about an amazing project he has going. (More to come on that next month!) We are talking about gardens and garden...

On the Streets | Faces of the Homeless, January 2019

by Lisa Kane This story has a happy ending! Destiny is a sweet, pretty girl who just got into an apartment. She spent almost her entire pregnancy living in a tent. She already has one beautiful son, and gav...

On the Streets | Faces of the Homeless, December 2018

words and photos by Lisa Kane My interview this week shows that sometimes homelessness is caused by a snowball effect.  Scott held down a job for years. He isn’t an alcoholic. He isn’t dealing with drug add...

On the Streets | Faces of the Homeless, November 2018

Interviews with Akron homeless, previously homeless, and those still struggling by Lisa Kane 11/14/2018 You’ve probably heard of the Homeless Charity Village on Broad Street. It’s been in the news a lot la...

On the Street | Faces of the Homeless, September 2018

by Lisa Kane of Akron Snow Angels 08/31/2018 I’m volunteering today at Christmas in July at Grace Park. There are about 300 people gathered for the party. We will be handing out bags with toiletries, socks...

On the Street | March 2018

Faces of the homeless, previously homeless and those still struggling by Lisa Kane of Akron Snow Angels 02/27/208 Interview time, and like always, I’m moved to tears by the story. I feel so lucky to be abl...

On the Street | February 2018

Faces of the homeless, previously homeless and those still struggling by Lisa Kane of Akron Snow Angels 02/14/18 Two adorable Hermans in a row! (We featured a Herman in January’s issue.) I see the sweetest...