You could say she’s a doctor making house calls during the COVID-19 pandemic. But all of the patients who wait every week to see Dr. Asha Shajahan, 31, of Roseville and an attending physician at Beaumont Grosse Pointe are homeless.
Closing the Pope Francis Center, a downtown Detroit day center for the homeless, in mid-March was a tough but necessary decision as the coronavirus pandemic took hold of the region.
The man who raised Keith Gambrell, who loved him like a son and married his mother, died in a blue recliner of novel coronavirus in his Grosse Pointe Woods home.
We often take a hot shower for granted. But in the homeless community, particularly in a time of crisis -- they're not always so easy to come by.
It’s been a month or two since Deonta Talley has been able to shower. The 36-year-old has been sleeping on the floor of a house in Detroit he has been asked to fix up, he said. There’s no electricity and no heat.
Coronavirus deaths in Detroit are among the highest in the country. As the city nears its projected peak in cases, health experts explain why the city’s underlying problems may cause worse outcomes.
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law’s student parking lot on Larned Street has been repurposed during the COVID-19 crisis. With tents up and heaters on, it has become a space for Detroit’s homeless population to receive services while practicing social distancing.
As the coronavirus spreads, many Catholic-run soup kitchens and food pantries are not sure what will come next. But one thing is certain: Their guests need them, and many say they will continue to serve food to those in need for as long as possible.