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‘Put the pieces back together’; St. Louis homeless clean the streets to get back on their feet

“I thought I was going to be teaching people to play,” says Ed Rataj, a former lawyer and the founder of the chess program at Peter & Paul Community Services’ shelter. “I never beat Eduardo. Never once."

The people in these St. Louis emergency shelters might be some of the city’s strongest chess players

“I thought I was going to be teaching people to play,” says Ed Rataj, a former lawyer and the founder of the chess program at Peter & Paul Community Services’ shelter. “I never beat Eduardo. Never once."
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After Thieves Stole Guitar Man’s Guitar, His Fans Stepped Up in a Big Way

Commuters have grown accustomed to seeing him pound out popular country and rock songs from the 1950 and 1960s.
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Shared Love of Chess Helps Build Bridges at St. Louis Homeless Shelter

Twice a week, shelter residents gather to play chess with volunteers from the community.
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Fast-Paced Futsal Match Fosters Awareness of Homelessness

It started as a class on developing leadership skills, but it turned out to be God's hand working to bring people together through the game of soccer while raising awareness of homelessness.
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We Lack the Resources to Meet Needs of all the Homeless

It should not be news to anyone that we lack resources to meet all the needs we see every day.
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Street Soccer Goalie to Play for U.S. in Homeless World Cup

Cliff Byrd prepares for his appearance with the U.S. National Team in the Homeless World Cup Aug. 29 to Sept. 5 in Oslo, Norway.

Homeless St. Louis Man Will Rep the U.S. in International Soccer Competition

St. Louis is now home to one of the newest internationally recognized soccer stars — but you may not guess what team he plays for.
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Peter & Paul Community Services Under One Roof Gala

The Gala featured a cocktail hour, three-course dinner, silent and live auctions, and live music!

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