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  • Kelsey

    Invisible People
    invisiblepeople
    7 Oct 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Kelsey lives in a hotel room along with two newborn twins and two other adults.  Without income, they never know when their hotel stay will end. They live day-by-day trying to get funds for another […]
  • Unwritten: It Really Is THIS Easy to Help the Homeless But Why Do None of Us Do It?

    Homelessness on Huffington Post
    Unwritten
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:51 am
    The Philippines -- a place I used to call home. There was no place like it. But that was fourteen years ago. Fourteen years ago, my parents worked hard to pave our way to go abroad. Our new destination: Canada. Read more: Homeless, Helping the Poor, Impact News
  • Homeless woman's belongings cost NYC $200G

    HOMELESS - Yahoo News Search Results
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:28 am
    Court papers show that New York City taxpayers have paid $200,000 to store the belongings of a homeless woman since 2006. The city reportedly picked up the tab after Andrea Logan lost her Manhattan apartment after a debilitating stroke. The city is required by state law to cover homeless people's storage expenses.
  • Report: Brown's blood was in cop's car

    CNN.com - Top Stories
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:43 am
    Forensic tests have found the blood of Michael Brown on the gun, uniform and police cruiser belonging to Officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot the unarmed teen two months ago, The New York Times reported.
  • Arlington Heights, IL: Free Program to Check Smoke Alarms, Replace Batteries on Saturday Nov. 1

    @padschicago's blog
    AnnMarie Walsh
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:24 pm
    From the Village of Arlington Heights website… Get new batteries placed in your home smoke detectors at no cost on Saturday morning, 9 a.m. – Noon on November 1, through “The Katie Project,” a community initiative to make fire safety easy and to help ensure that more homes in Arlington Heights have working smoke detectors.  Click the link to read more about this important (and FREE) fire safety project and how to register! ArlingtonHeightsIL on Twitter: “Register to have your home smoke detectors checked and batteries replaced for free on Sat., Nov. 1, 9 a.m. – Noon.
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    Invisible People

  • Kelsey

    invisiblepeople
    7 Oct 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Kelsey lives in a hotel room along with two newborn twins and two other adults.  Without income, they never know when their hotel stay will end. They live day-by-day trying to get funds for another […]
  • Leeza

    invisiblepeople
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:56 am
    While walking with James to Best Buy on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, my heart broke seeing Leeza sitting on the sidewalk “flying a sign”. Leeza is 22 years-old and has been homeless in […]
  • James

    invisiblepeople
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:44 am
    Over the years several people experiencing homelessness have reached out to me online. Each experience in itself was unique and always beyond amazing. Ann Marie was the first and she taught me so much about […]
  • Homer

    invisiblepeople
    6 Sep 2014 | 8:44 am
    Homer has been sleeping rough in London for the last 20 years. Homer has tried staying in hostels, but he feels it’s like being in prison. Homer basically has been in the system all his […]
  • Tiny Homes Will Not End Homelessness – Community First! Village Will.

    invisiblepeople
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:31 am
    Seems like it’s only been a moment since Alan Graham first invited me to Austin to see the amazing work he is doing. Since then, I have visited Mobile Loaves & Fishes more than any […]
 
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    Homelessness on Huffington Post

  • Unwritten: It Really Is THIS Easy to Help the Homeless But Why Do None of Us Do It?

    Unwritten
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:51 am
    The Philippines -- a place I used to call home. There was no place like it. But that was fourteen years ago. Fourteen years ago, my parents worked hard to pave our way to go abroad. Our new destination: Canada. Read more: Homeless, Helping the Poor, Impact News
  • Austin Commits To Ending Vet Homelessness By 2015, Joins Growing List Of Other Cities

    The Huffington Post News Team
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:39 am
    The capital of Texas has a bold, new goal regarding veteran homelessness, and they have about 14 months to achieve it. On Wednesday, Austin became ... Read more: Austin, Austin Texas, Texas, Texas-Homelessness, Homelessness, Veteran Homelessness, Veterans, Mayor, urban_progress, Impact News
  • Jama Shelton: LGBT Youth Homelessness Is Not an Us/Them Issue

    Jama Shelton
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:06 am
    I'm frustrated that 8 years after the National LGBTQ Task Force released their report calling LGBT youth homelessness an epidemic, we are still having the same conversations. Read more: Forty to None Project, True Colors Fund, Homeless LGBT Youth, Homeless Queer Youth, Homeless Trans Youth, Homeless Transgender Youth, Homeless Youth, Homelessness, LGBT Youth, Lgbt Youth Homelessness, Queer Youth, Queer Youth Homelessness, Trans Youth, Trans Youth Homelessness, Transgender, Transgender Youth, Transgender Youth Homelessness, Youth Homelessness, Gay Youth, Gay Youth Homelessness, Homeless Gay…
  • PHOTOS: Graffiti Artist Humanizes Homeless People By Painting Their Dreams

    The Huffington Post News Team
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:14 am
    Those who say graffiti doesn't accomplish much haven't seen the work of Skid Robot, an anonymous street artist in Los Angeles who uses his medium to d... Read more: Skidrobot, Street Art, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Street Art, Homelessness, LA Homeless, La Street Art, Skid Robot, Skid Row, Los Angeles Skid Row, urban_progress, Impact News
  • He's A Veteran, A College Student And Homeless

    The Huffington Post News Team
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:39 am
    MOBILE, Alabama - Meet Frederick "Rick" Bush, a 44-year-old veteran who has been homeless for four weeks. Bush is an unemployed construction worker... Read more: Rick Bush, Veterans, College Student Vets, College Vets, Veterans in College, Homeless Veterans, College News
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    HOMELESS - Yahoo News Search Results

  • Homeless woman's belongings cost NYC $200G

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:28 am
    Court papers show that New York City taxpayers have paid $200,000 to store the belongings of a homeless woman since 2006. The city reportedly picked up the tab after Andrea Logan lost her Manhattan apartment after a debilitating stroke. The city is required by state law to cover homeless people's storage expenses.
  • Blood Sweat And Tears; Homeless To International Success Story

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:27 am
    Just two years ago a 23-year-old Ryan Zamo had no place to call home, today his organic skincare company "Z Skin" has brought him instant worldwide success due to the personal help he provides ...
  • Rising motel rates freeze out homeless

    19 Oct 2014 | 11:11 pm
    Rising motel rates along the Colfax Avenue corridor are pinching homeless advocates as they prepare for winter, bringing change to how, and where, homeless people will be sheltered in sub-freezing temperatures.
  • City pays $200K to store homeless ex-model’s belongings

    19 Oct 2014 | 10:45 pm
    The city has shelled out more than $200,000 to store a homeless woman’s belongings — enough to have set her up in a swanky Manhattan apartment for years. Andrea Logan’s...
  • Devious duo steals homeless clients’ info and food stamps

    19 Oct 2014 | 9:46 pm
    A city social worker sold the personal information of her poor and homeless clients to an accomplice who used it to empty their food-stamp accounts, prosecutors say. Human Resources Administration...
 
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • Report: Brown's blood was in cop's car

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:43 am
    Forensic tests have found the blood of Michael Brown on the gun, uniform and police cruiser belonging to Officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot the unarmed teen two months ago, The New York Times reported.
  • Will Boko Haram free schoolgirls?

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:42 am
    Nigeria says that more than 200 girls abducted by Boko Haram in April are to be released as early as Monday, after it signed a ceasefire agreement with the Islamists. But Boko Haram remains silent.
  • Serena: Russian's remarks 'racist'

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:42 am
    Serena Williams slammed Russian tennis chief Shamil Tarpischev for his "insensitive, sexist and racist" remarks in describing her and sister Venus as the "Williams brothers" on a late night TV chat show.
  • Comet has near-miss with Mars

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:41 am
    The comet Siding Spring whizzed within 87,000 miles of Mars on Sunday -- close enough to the Red Planet that the fleet of spacecraft orbiting Mars "ducked" for cover.
  • 3-year-old hangs on surfer dad's back

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:28 am
    Tyler Medford surfs with his 3-year-old son, Nolan, on his back! HLN's Mike Galanos has more.
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    @padschicago's blog

  • Arlington Heights, IL: Free Program to Check Smoke Alarms, Replace Batteries on Saturday Nov. 1

    AnnMarie Walsh
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:24 pm
    From the Village of Arlington Heights website… Get new batteries placed in your home smoke detectors at no cost on Saturday morning, 9 a.m. – Noon on November 1, through “The Katie Project,” a community initiative to make fire safety easy and to help ensure that more homes in Arlington Heights have working smoke detectors.  Click the link to read more about this important (and FREE) fire safety project and how to register! ArlingtonHeightsIL on Twitter: “Register to have your home smoke detectors checked and batteries replaced for free on Sat., Nov. 1, 9 a.m. – Noon.
  • My Brother Is A Real Person, Dammit!

    AnnMarie Walsh
    13 Sep 2014 | 8:35 am
    My brother’s name is Duane. He is a bit eccentric, but he is my brother and I am proud of him! I would like to end rumors once and for all wondering if he is real or not. I am tired of seeing stories on WGN News and hearing comments on @ChiefOliver‘s radio show “Breaking Good“. My brother IS REAL, people! His name is DUANE! If you see him, do not be afraid! He is a regular guy. Just really hairy. My Brother Duane My Brother DuaneFiled under: News, Personal Tagged: @ChiefOliver, bigfoot, brother, Chicago, chief, David, family, morning, News, Oliver, TV, Website, WGN
  • VIDEO: Redneck ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    AnnMarie Walsh
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:05 am
    Originally posted on WGN-TV: This embed is invalid Surfin’ the Web – 4 stars View originalFiled under: Uncategorized
  • Dan Ponce welcomes Lourdes Duarte to the WGN Morning News

    AnnMarie Walsh
    5 Sep 2014 | 7:41 pm
    padschicago:I so love Dan Ponce’s musical talent! Originally posted on WGN-TV: [ooyala code="x3d3I0cDr7QVpQJX0LEy0C15IQrS00uS" player_id="4441ed2a84e74b66b60ce980f20deb84"] View originalFiled under: Uncategorized
  • Two bulldogs work furiously to retrieve their favorite toy from the bottom of a pool

    AnnMarie Walsh
    5 Sep 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Originally posted on Rare: A tire was submerged under a few feet of water in a pool, but that didn’t stop these two bulldogs from working tirelessly to retrieve it. View originalFiled under: Uncategorized
 
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  • SOAR Caseworker Dialogue Group

    17 Oct 2014 | 9:24 am
    This is a regular meeting of the NCCEH SOAR Caseworkers Dialogue Group. It is a caseworker roundtable to problem-solve and connect with others around the state who are working on SOAR cases.    Details on how to call in will be emailed to registered participants by the day of the call.   Dialogue Groups are free for all NCCEH members.  If you are not a member and are interested in joining, you can sign up here.
  • 3rd Annual SOAR Caseworker Meeting

    13 Oct 2014 | 9:04 am
    SOAR Caseworker Meeting   Please join us for our annual in-person meeting of SOAR-trained caseworkers! All SOAR-trained caseworkers who are currently completing SOAR applications in their community are invited. SOAR caseworkers will have a chance to network, share tips, and gather information about the NC SOAR program. At this meeting we will discuss topics that impact SOAR applications in North Carolina, including: 2014 SOAR Outcomes Engaging local SSA offices SOAR and the Appeals Process Self-Care Participants will also have a chance to provide feedback on current technical…
  • CHIN Governance Committee Meeting

    8 Oct 2014 | 11:25 am
    This is an in-person meeting of the CHIN Governance Committee at the United Way of Greensboro. The registration fee covers the cost of lunch. If you do not want lunch, please note in the Comments section that you do not want a lunch.  Please note any dietary restrictions in the Comments section of the registration form.
  • Greensboro SOAR Caseworker Training

    29 Sep 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Registration: In order to be accepted to participate in this training, you must first complete the training application form: Fill out Application Form Online. Applications must be submitted by November 26th in order to be processed for the training. Please note that a late registration fee will be charged for those who register after November 26th at 5 pm.  Please note, completing an application does not guarantee you a spot in the training. Your application will be reviewed and SOAR staff will contact you within 2 days of submission. Workshop Highlights: An in-depth, step-by-step…
  • Coordinated Assessment Dialogue Group

    29 Sep 2014 | 10:09 am
    This is a regular meeting of CoC leadership to discuss Coordinated Assessment in North Carolina.    Details on how to call in will be emailed to registered participants by the day of the call.   Dialogue Groups are free for all NCCEH members.  If you are not a member and are interested in joining, you can sign up here.
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    The Homeless Guy

  • A Couple Random Notes

    19 Oct 2014 | 9:35 pm
    First note is really just for my son and daughter.  The last time I had contact with my son, it did not go well.  Actually it was more of him  just telling me off and cutting off communication.   I can understand him doing that, but it was a bit disconcerting what he gave as a reason.  So, this is just a short reply to that. First off, I know my son is angry at me, divorce is so unfair to
  • Again, My Apologies

    16 Oct 2014 | 8:50 pm
    I am still not well. a persistent cough has me weak and unmotivated.  It feels like bronchitis, though I don't know for certain.  Maybe it's still Ebola.  Hopefully I'll be back to writing soon.
  • This Man Handed out 520,000 Sandwiches on the Streets

    11 Oct 2014 | 11:13 am
  • Sickly

    10 Oct 2014 | 12:45 pm
    I haven't posted much this week. Hopefully by monday I'll be feeling better and feeling motivated to write.  Cold symptoms are slowly going away.  I hate being sick.  I was starting to think I had the Ebola virus.
  • Being Sick And Homeless

    8 Oct 2014 | 12:36 pm
    So, what's the main thing a doctor will tell you when you get sick?   Go home, get in bed, and get plenty of rest. There's nothing much worse for a homeless person, than becoming sick, considering there is no way to rest while homeless.  There is no home, no bed to climb into, no way for someone to comfort them during their affliction.  Often times, they don't even have money for aspirin or
 
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    Union Rescue Mission

  • It’s the Grand Opening of our Thrift Store!

    Steve Lee
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:11 pm
    We are super excited to announce the Grand Opening of the URM Thrift Store and we’d like to invite you to celebrate with us! Please join us at 280 E. Arrow Hwy, Covina CA on Saturday, November 1st, for the grand opening of the newest thrift store in town! To celebrate our kick off, the grand opening will include Free Refreshments for the first 200 customers (Kettle Korn, Specialty Cookies, and Ice Cold Beverages) and we’ll have a store-wide Treasure Hunt where we will mix in free items with the other merchandise on our racks and shelves. Plus, we are giving YOU a 15% discount on…
  • Updates about the Mission’s Learning Center!

    Steve Lee
    6 Oct 2014 | 4:43 pm
    Recently, the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) and Andre Ethier granted $100,000 to the Mission to support the renovation of our Learning Center – soon to be called the “Andre and Maggie Ethier Learning Center”! After the room was cleared and permits processed, 50 volunteers from various Dodger departments, Dodger RBI players, and Habitat for Humanity of Greater LA joined LADF for a paint day. Since then flooring has been laid, cabinetry installed, signage designed and much more! With a little over 3 weeks to go, all final inspections and installations are underway (finishing…
  • The Mission – October 2014

    Steve Lee
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:19 am
    When I was a kid, Thanksgivings were never a big deal. There was never that much to be thankful for. We were so poor, our Thanksgiving dinners were made only from whatever food other people gave us. But it wasn’t just Thanksgivings that were hard. We had so little money, we rarely lived in the same place for more than a year. We often moved from homeless shelter to homeless shelter. The few clothes we owned, we had to wash in the shower because we couldn’t afford a washer. I didn’t have many friends because I dressed so poorly. I also grew up around a lot of violence. I often…
  • Andy’s End of Month Update – September 2014

    jhuckleby
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:52 am
    The post Andy’s End of Month Update – September 2014 appeared first on Union Rescue Mission.
  • The Mission – September 2014

    Steve Lee
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:20 am
    Culinary school taught me how to create good food,” says Darren,the 49-year-old lead cook at UnionRescue Mission. “But the one thing they couldn’t teach me was howto make soul food. I don’t meanAfrican-American cuisine — I mean food cooked with love. My mom taught me howto do that.” Over the past year, Darren has helped serve more than 1,300 meals a day to hungry guests on Skid Row, and every meal is served with passion, love, and compassion. “I love to serve,” he says. “It comes from my upbringing. Our house was always the go-to house for the less-fortunate kids in our…
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    Portland Rescue Mission - Blog

  • Mondays at the Mission: Ep 40 – Meet Our Women’s Director

    PDXMission
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Shepherd’s Door is our women’s addiction recovery center that is home to over 40 women and 20 children. This yearlong residential program helps women discover the deep-seated roots that led to their addiction in the first place and heal from them through intensive classes, counseling, and spiritual understanding and growth. Women who have children also get the opportunity to learn what it means to be healthy moms while their children gain academic and social skills in our Family Life Ministry. Christine Ourada oversees Shepherd’s Door as the Director of Women’s and…
  • Fall Graduation at Shepherd’s Door!

    PDXMission
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    We’re so excited for the three newest graduates of our New Life Ministry! Tina, Barbara, and Ashley completed the yearlong addictions recovery program at Shepherd’s Door this past weekend and will be moving on to amazing things! All three ladies will be sticking around for another year as service residents, where they will work here at the Mission, gaining valuable job and ministry skills. SEE ALSO: Ashley talks on camera before her graduation! Here’s what they had to say at Friday’s graduation: Tina Tina: “Graduating tonight is amazing. I don’t even know what…
  • Mondays at the Mission: Ep 39 – Ashley Graduates

    PDXMission
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:48 am
    This past weekend, three women graduated from our residential addiction recovery program at Shepherd’s Door! Check in later this week for the full blog post, and in the meantime, make sure to watch Ashley’s short video here! Your support gives hope to more hurting, lost people — just like Ashley. Make a donation today to give more people a bright future. 
  • Shelter Improvements Help Homeless

    PDXMission
    7 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Mission staff and Burnside exterior renovation project managers Chris Hall and Dave Ketah. Our Burnside Shelter has gone through radical change in the last couple years. In 2013, we renovated the entire second and third floors of the building to make space for dozens of men and women in our transitional Link and Connect programs. We also transformed our chapel into a community center to give our homeless friends a safe, relational place to be during the day. This year, we’re excited for some brand new changes. Renovations will help our physically disabled guests more easily navigate our…
  • Mondays at the Mission: Ep 38 – Holiday Volunteer Needs

    PDXMission
    5 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The holiday season is right around the corner! While our volunteer slots for Thanksgiving and Christmas have already been filled, we still need your help, and there are dozens of ways for you to get involved! Watch this video and then check out the “Get Involved” tab on our website to learn more! Here are just a few of the ways to get involved: Donate Items: Collect needed items and donate them to the Mission. We have a huge need for socks, jeans and cold-weather clothing right now. Donations are accepted at our Burnside Shelter 24 hours a day! Donate Money: $1.60 provides a…
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    the 13th juror

  • “Why do they waste their money on junk food?” If you've ever said that, you need to read this

    Jacqueline Dowd
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:41 pm
    As a nation, we’re slowly realizing that whole, fresh foods are good for you and that cooking at home can save you money and provide you with better nutrition.Overall, this is a great trend. It’s becoming easier and more common to get fresh food, whole foods, local foods, and organic foods.Unfortunately, though, this shift in culture has also begun to produce a toxic byproduct: better-than-thou attitudes and judgments about low-income people’s decisions about food.“Why do they waste their money on junk food?” “Why doesn’t she cook for her children?” “Ugh, look, he’s buying…
  • LA's homeless allowed to live in cars, appeals court rules

    Jacqueline Dowd
    20 Jun 2014 | 6:03 pm
    A federal appeals court has struck down Los Angeles’ ban on homeless people living in vehicles, declaring that the law “opens the door to discriminatory enforcement” against the poor.A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that the city’s ordinance, which bans people from living in cars or recreational vehicles on city streets or in parking lots, is unconstitutionally vague.“This broad and cryptic statute criminalizes innocent behavior, making it impossible for citizens to know how to keep their conduct within the pale,” Judge Harry Pregerson…
  • If homeless people had a safe place to live, taxpayers could save millions

    Jacqueline Dowd
    7 Jun 2014 | 7:10 pm
    In a world where money talks, evidence that putting a roof over someone's head is a boon to city budgets could be the incentive cities need to build housing for the homeless.Researchers at the University of North Carolina–Charlotte's Department of Social Work have found that housing constructed specifically for homeless people saved the city millions.Providing housing at an 85-unit facility called Moore Place resulted in 447 fewer visits to emergency rooms and 372 fewer days spent in hospitals. That alone saved the city $1.8 million -- which makes plenty of sense. When people aren't exposed…
  • Almost half of homeless men had a previous brain injury

    Jacqueline Dowd
    5 Jun 2014 | 6:51 pm
    A new study of homeless men found that 45% of the subjects surveyed had experienced traumatic brain injuries in the past.“You could see how it would happen,” says Jane Topolovec-Vranic, a researcher in trauma and neurosurgery at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. “You have a concussion, and you can’t concentrate or focus. Their thinking abilities and personalities change. They can’t manage at work, and they may lose their job, and eventually lose their families. And then it’s a negative spiral” — a spiral that, for the men in the study, ends up in a homeless shelter.
  • A Kissimmee native's view of homelessness

    Jacqueline Dowd
    8 May 2014 | 6:32 pm
    "Really it’s just a roll of the dice when you think about it, what separates you from the family living in the hotel room down the road," writes Samantha Stonebraker-Bailey. "When you can humble yourself to think about it, it’s very little. I am not too proud to say that there is nothing that separates me to the families who are homeless, what happened to these families was hardships, and could happen to my family too."Read the rest of her comments in the Osceola Woman Newspaper here.
 
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    Sans Houses

  • Sans Houses

    Tasha French Lemley
    1 Jan 2015 | 10:22 am
    This project utilizes photography, sound, and relationship to attempt to capture a piece of those in and around the homeless community in Nashville, Tennessee.All photos and interviews © 2006-2013. Please do not use or reproduce.Thanks go out to all of these individuals for their openness, kindness and trust.
  • Criminals

    Tasha French Lemley
    24 Jul 2013 | 3:23 pm
    These photos are from an article in The Contributor highlighting the “criminalization” of homelessness in Nashville. People who do not have homes are arrested and taken to jail or are cited and summoned to court (at rates disproportionately higher than non-homeless persons) for everyday acts of living—sleeping, sitting, standing—that, when committed in public, are treated as offenses against the law. While people experiencing homelessness are cited and arrested for a variety of offenses, here I photographed two types: “criminal trespassing” and “obstructing a passageway.”…
  • Ndume

    Tasha French Lemley
    24 Jul 2013 | 3:04 pm
    These photos are from a story in The Contributor highlighting Ndume Olatushani. Ndume first moved into his (and his wife’s) East Nashville home on June 1, 2012—the day he was released from Shelby County Jail after serving nearly 28 years behind bars in Tennessee (20 of them on death row) for a crime he did not commit. Officially maintaining his innocence but pleading to second-degree murder in order to be released immediately and so avoid an indefinite amount of more time behind bars and a potentially exhausting second trial, Ndume walked out of Shelby County Jail without shackles or…
  • Policy Research Associates

    Tasha French Lemley
    5 Dec 2012 | 4:16 pm
    These images directly below are part of a project for Policy Research Associate's SOAR program.These photographs are digital shots from a Nikon D300.©2012 Tasha A. French Lemley
  • Richard

    Tasha French Lemley
    4 Dec 2012 | 5:00 pm
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    invisible homeless kids

  • Don’t Like Family and Youth Homelessness? Deny It!

    Diane Nilan
    12 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Twenty-five years after the massive “Housing NOW!” march for housing equality in October 1989, the beginning of a (paltry) venture to address homelessness in America, millions of families and youth with nowhere to go are still being mostly ignored.How can the federal agency responsible for addressing the housing needs of adults and children with nowhere to go continue to deny their vulnerability and needs?Members of Congress, criticized by Left, Right and in-between, hold the solution to this growing crisis in their hands. The Homeless Children and Youth Act, a bipartisan bill that…
  • Homeless: What About ‘Nowhere To Go’ Does HUD Not Understand?

    Diane Nilan
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:22 am
    For the agency charged with “utilizing housing as a platform for improving quality of life,” assuming that includes those with nowhere to go, the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, HUD, has yet to step up to the task for millions of families and youth with nowhere to go Peruse the stories of parents and kids with nowhere to go on www.helphomelesskidsnow.orgHeartbreaking accounts from courageous youth who shared their stories before a congressional committee.Brutal reality from compassionate frontline workers. For the past 3 decades, our country has abdicated its…
  • Open Letter to Sarasota: Homeless Families Need More Help

    Diane Nilan
    9 Jul 2014 | 8:38 am
    To the good people of Sarasota, I’ve waited long enough. From what I’ve read in the Herald Tribune’s article (July 8, 2014), you are stumbling in a very important responsibility—how to help homeless families in your county. I used to live in Sarasota, and I’ve returned many times, rekindling fond memories of this delightful area. I’ve cringed as I’ve followed your struggles to cope with a significant homelessness population. I could tell it wasn’t going well, but I waited to see what would happen. This latest account alarms me. I've worked with homeless families for…
  • New Report Quantifies Challenges Facing Homeless Moms: Give 'Em A Break...or Help

    Diane Nilan
    19 Jun 2014 | 3:01 pm
    As a former shelter director, I confess that big and little infractions by families staying at our shelter sometimes annoyed the snot out of me. If I knew then what I know now….Homelessness has gained more awareness, but unfortunately the stereotypical guy begging on the street corner image prevails despite the reality that families and youth without homes far exceed HUD’s “chronically” homeless individuals,last reported as 610,043 (Jan. 2013).  And despite documentation that homelessness among children/youth has increased more than 70% since 2006, homeless kids don’t seem…
  • Forget-Me-Not: Help Homeless Kids Blossom, the Peter Yarrow Inspired Campaign, Round Two

    Diane Nilan
    1 May 2014 | 5:34 am
    How to make Congress pay attention to homeless kids? With my frustration mounting, I remember driving home, listening to Garden Song, a clever little ditty sung by Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary. It was 1999, a beautiful spring day. And my pending call from my friend-colleague Barbara Duffield would be our chance to devise a theme for our upcoming unprecedented lobbying of Congress by homeless kids.The Garden Song haunted me. I could visualize row-by-row, dark soil, rakes, seeds and sprouts of new plants, the hopeful signs of new life (here's a little garden video I did using the song).
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    Sacramento Homeless blog

  • Pastor Cole leaves Homeless World; returns to his church, wife and home

    Thomas Armstrong
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:04 pm
    #revonthestreetsPastor Rick Cole – the megachurch fellow who went out into Sacramento downtown Homeless World as a stunt to raise money and gain attention for himself and his church – has returned to his pastoral life as a fairly rich guy who sleeps in a bed with a roof over his head and, there, faces no danger of going hungry or needing ever again to sleep in an alleyway.Local TV station KCRA reported on the Return of the Adventurer. Their report included some curious things.Early Sunday morning, Pastor Cole hopped a light-rail train in downtown Sacramento and returned to his megachurch…
  • Rev. Rick Cole's Travels

    Thomas Armstrong
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:45 am
    “There’s a lot of suffering in this world that ordinary people don’t knowanything about.” – Sullivan in Sullivan’s Travels. Script by Preston Sturges#revonthestreetsA front-page article on homelessness by Bee writer Cynthia Hubert had an interesting word in the first sentence: impersonating. “On his fourth day of impersonating a homeless man, the Rev. Rick Cole was starting to look the part.”Front-page article in the Oct. 3 Bee.Funny thing, I have long thought of Hubert “impersonating” a reporter with her bathetic and cartoonish portrayals of homeless people over the…
  • Mass confusion at the Sacramento Steps Forward website? or mass confusion in SSF's offices?

    Thomas Armstrong
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:17 pm
    The organization’s Winter Sanctuary AND Give One Day [the acronym is “GOD”] campaign is beset by internally contradictory information about how money that is raised will be spent. If SSF has set up discrete pools of donations, it cannot launch a confused donations campaign that is likely to misinform potential donors, and put it astray of the rules for running a 501(3)c charity.Sacramento Steps Forward has launched a campaign to raise money. The organization hopes to raise $300,000, but in wording at the SSF website and in literature available through the Sacramento Bee, contradictory…
  • Latest Sacramento News & Review article on Homeless World is an irresponsible mess

    Thomas Armstrong
    24 Sep 2014 | 12:43 pm
    In the recent especially thick Sacramento News & Review issue, dated September 11, honoring The Best of Sacramento 2014, an article out of sync with the issue’s theme (and certainly not part of any competition) was far from the best it could be. Its topic was homeless schoolchildren, many of whom have to struggle to get an education, which can add mightily to the anxieties and pain that come from not having a secure or tranquil home life.The article in question is “The school of homeless knocks,” written by SNR staff writer Raheem F. Hosseini.Cover of 9/11 issue of SNR.I am not…
  • WHO is dependent on Welfare?

    Thomas Armstrong
    5 Jul 2014 | 12:24 pm
    This is an AMAZING video, both in its production values and with its message. I confess I have problems with some of what is in the message, but I will take that up in a follow-up post. For the most part, this viddy tells a great truth about how the poor are misunderstood and subject to unjust criticism and treatment.
 
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    Homeless in LA ©

  • Great Moms Are Mean

    Sonya
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:50 pm
    “I know ow you gave me the paper in July, but when I didn’t return it to you… uh … I expected you would notice and send me another form. I kept waiting for you to call and tell me how you were going to fix the problem.” The problem is that clearly this beautiful, […]
  • I am speaking at LA Valley College tomorrow

    Sonya
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:34 pm
    Success with CalWORKS on Oct 17 2014 por.pdfFiled under: poverty
  • Amish Romance Novels have Colored My Case Management

    Sonya
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:15 pm
    I graduated from The University of La Verne, which used to be Lordsburg ; historically a Brethren institution. Brethren, Quaker, Amish. Simple and sweet and somewhat similar. Graduation was over a decade ago and I have lost sight of some of the tenants. Fortunately I’ve been listening to the Overdrive application on my phone and […]
  • Where is she? Has Sonya gone missing? Update

    Sonya
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:04 am
    I have not been missing, I have only not had time for blogging. Real life is a 24/7 kind of thing and my youngest daughter is in every minute when I am not at work, and of course work takes up all of my time between 8 am and 5 pm 5 days a week. […]
  • Rachel Maddow: Republican Senate hopeful equated welfare and ‘reparations’

    Sonya
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Republican Senate hopeful equated welfare and ‘reparations': http://on.msnbc.com/1ETpROuFiled under: poverty
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    Western Massachusetts Network to End Homelessness

  • Back from the National Jobs Summit!

    Pamela Schwartz
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Our Secure Jobs team is pleased to report a successful trip to the October 16 national summit  in Washington, DC on jobs programs for homeless job seekers. As one of 11 communities from across the country invited to share their experiences in this work, we listened and learned about other models and brainstormed federal policy changes to make these models even more successful.  We enjoyed the audience of HUD Secretary Julian Castro and Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez who heard our recommendations at the end of the day and committed to continuing the collaboration. Each community…
  • Family Services Committee Meeting Minutes – 10/14/14

    Pamela Schwartz
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:03 am
    Family Services Committee Meeting Minutes October 14, 2014 In attendance: Jane Banks, Center for Human Development, Ashley Brehm, HAPHousing, Melissa Brown, YWCA, Bonnie Caldwell, DHCD, Cris Carl, ServiceNet, Claudia Catalano, DPH, Susan Colwell, DCF, Pat Duffy, Rep. Vega’s office, Harry Duchesne, New England Farm Workers Council, Anthia Elliott, Safe Passage, Rose Evans, DHCD, John Fister, HAPHousing, Julia Guazzo, CFCE, Eryka Haase, Tenancy Preservation Proejct, Flo Haves, EEC, Donna Harris, Franklin Hampshire Career Center, Steve Huntley, Valley Opportunity Council, Faith Lafayette, DPH…
  • Update on Family Homelessness in Mass, PLUS What Would You Do To Improve the System?

    Gerry McCafferty
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:57 am
    Yesterday, DHCD met with family shelter providers from across the state to give updates and talk about solutions.  Homes for Families has posted an excellent summary of the meeting. Check out the blog post, and note that Homes for Families is seeking you ideas and recommendations for improving both prevention and the shelter system.
  • Successful Housing First training

    Gerry McCafferty
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:29 am
    Thank you to all organizers, presenters and attendees at our Housing First training on October 16.  We heard great stuff about our local successes, advice for improving our work, and inspiration from Connecticut and Portland, Oregon.  Over the next weeks, we’ll post presentations from the training, as well as a survey seeking your ideas about future training events the Network and CoCs can bring to our region.
 
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    Hugh Hollowell

  • What? You don’t want our help with the laundry?

    Hugh Hollowell
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:07 pm
    from Instagram: http://ift.tt/1qWPOTN The post What? You don’t want our help with the laundry? appeared first on Hugh Hollowell.
  • Hugh for Hire

    Hugh Hollowell
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:58 am
    Disclosure: Self-promotion is weird for me. I spent most of my twenties in sales, and while I was good at it, I always felt like a dude in a chicken suit trying to get attention. The fact that I liked the attention didn’t make it less awkward. But the reality is, part of my work is sharing our ideas about how to engage poverty and missions and, in fact, each other. Also part of my reality is I don’t make a lot of money doing this, and we are a one income family because of my wife’s health. In order to keep my salary at Love Wins Ministries low (and thus decrease my strain on…
  • My trashcan at work. #AddictionIsReal

    Hugh Hollowell
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:57 am
    from Instagram: http://ift.tt/1xOG0Qx The post My trashcan at work. #AddictionIsReal appeared first on Hugh Hollowell.
  • A cat’s eye view.

    Hugh Hollowell
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:34 am
    from Instagram: http://ift.tt/1yg0pkr The post A cat’s eye view. appeared first on Hugh Hollowell.
  • Two of a kind.

    Hugh Hollowell
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:28 pm
    from Instagram: http://ift.tt/1rY8XY9 The post Two of a kind. appeared first on Hugh Hollowell.
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    Amy L. Freeman

  • Queuing and Q-ing with Dignity

    Amy L. Freeman
    2 Oct 2014 | 9:51 am
    As I walked up to the food truck this past Monday, it was not quite lunchtime. But the food smelled fragrant, the neon lights on the truck were festive and the blasting tunes hit an early '70s tone to which I could relate. A few men stood near the truck, although none seemed in line for food. Spying the man I had not yet met, I held out my hand David "Curley" Cornblatt, of Curley's Q, chef of the barbecue food truck and soon-to-be restaurateur. We exchanged pleasantries. Guiding me by the elbow toward the service window in the truck, he quizzed me on my food preferences, explaining the menu…
  • Can I Put My Nose in Your Cup?

    Amy L. Freeman
    9 Sep 2014 | 12:37 pm
    At Bethesda Cares' Drop-In center the other day, it was a warm, late afternoon and I was silently musing about the wisdom of an evening cocktail. Apparently the folks in our center were thinking about the same subject, but with a very different twist: "Yeah, it's fine for all those folks to sit at those outdoor cafes, drinking beer and whatnot. Outside. But me? I sit on a bench right next to that restaurant with a container in my hand, doesn't matter what it is, I get a cop in my face asking, 'Can I put my nose in your cup?'" One man snorted in derision. "I know! I know! I walk across a…
  • Sometimes Your Clothing's Disposable Even If You'd Rather Keep It

    Amy L. Freeman
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Last Tuesday the rain in DC was unrelenting. It was the day on which Long Island saw 13 inches of rain; though not as badly off, we were deluged too. Because Bethesda Cares' Drop-In Center for the homeless not only provides access to our services but also serves as a respite from the weather, that day our Center was understandably full of people coming in and shaking off coats. I saw one man rather mournfully inspecting the contents a worn blue back-pack that I suspect held most of his possessions. Reaching in to the top of the bag, he pulled out a pair of dark socks and brought them over to…
  • How Do You Register to Vote If You're Homeless?

    Amy L. Freeman
    26 Jun 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Tuesday was federal, state and local primary-election day in Montgomery County, Maryland. I was planning to hit the polls after work at the school near my home; what I wasn't expecting was overhearing a number of homeless people at Bethesda Cares' Drop-In Center who were planning to vote, too. That left me wondering: How can you register to vote if you have no fixed address? A quick Google search showed me that not only have other people thought this one through, but also that a lack of address is not particularly problematic. Colorado, for instance, considers any place to which you…
  • Key to Healthcare? Key to Housing.

    Amy L. Freeman
    17 Jun 2014 | 6:48 am
    Last Friday, the receptionist at a doctor's office recently called Bethesda Cares and spoke with one of our volunteers: "We have 'Steve' with us. He has broken a bone in his foot, and we'd like to discharge him to you. Can you please give me your address?" "We can't take him overnight, we're not a night shelter," the volunteer replied. "And Steve is homeless. He has nowhere to go." "What do you mean?" she asked. "I mean," the volunteer spoke slowly and clearly, "he has no place sleep. He has no home. And the County shelters are closed for the season. You can try the County Emergency Center to…
 
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    USICH Blog

  • Shining Through: The Voices of Young People Heard Clearly at Forty to None Summit

    dequendre.bertrand@usich.gov
    10 Oct 2014 | 7:52 am
    By Robert Pulster USICH had the privilege of attending the first True Colors Fund Forty to None Summit held September 30, 2014, in New York City. The Summit was a powerful gathering that highlighted the voices of young people in a day-long national convening on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth homelessness.  In his opening remarks, TCF Director Gregory Lewis emphasized the day would focus on collaboration and innovation. Dr. Jama Shelton, the Forty to None Project Director, exclaimed that "today we are building a plan, we're building a movement, and…
  • Your Reallocation Questions Answered, USICH Releases Reallocation Tool

    dequendre.bertrand@usich.gov
    3 Oct 2014 | 11:10 am
    By Jay Melder Reallocations will help communities make the system changes needed to end homelessness, and in this year’s Continuum of Care NOFA, there is once again a strong emphasis on reallocations.  As in FY 2013, HUD is allowing reallocations of funds to new permanent supportive housing for people experiencing chronic homelessness and rapid re-housing for families with children.  HUD and USICH encourage CoCs to take full advantage of reallocations, shifting funds away from underperforming or less cost-effective programs and toward evidence-informed models.  
  • Ending Youth Homelessness: A Call to Action Forty Years in the Making

    dequendre.bertrand@usich.gov
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:36 am
    by William H. Bentley and Laura Green Zeilinger Forty years ago, the U.S. government took the bold step of making the landmark Runaway and Homeless Youth Act, or RHYA, the law of the land. RHYA is the only Federal law that highlights the need for and funds critical services for youth experiencing homelessness. In July 2014, Congress introduced the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act (S.2646), new legislation that, if enacted, would reauthorize and strengthen RHYA. With continued funding for street outreach, basic center and transitional living…
  • Partnering with Landlords to End Homelessness

    dequendre.bertrand@usich.gov
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:11 pm
    by Mark Putnam People experiencing homelessness need homes. This is the simple solution to ending homelessness, right? The complexity comes in finding, and funding, the homes. Read on to find out how stakeholders in King County, Washington, are succeeding at both.
  • Stand Up and Be Counted: Better Data Collection on Youth Experiencing Homelessness through the Point-in-Time Count

    dequendre.bertrand@usich.gov
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:36 am
    By Peter Nicewicz, USICH Management and Program Analyst HUD’s annual Point-in-Time (PIT) count serves as the most consistent year-to-year measure of the number of people experiencing homelessness in America.  For this reason, USICH uses the PIT count as our primary measure of our progress in achieving the goals of preventing and ending homelessness set in Opening Doors. The PIT count also provides a reliable estimate of the prevalence of homelessness among three population groups: people experiencing chronic homelessness, Veterans, and families. However, the PIT count has been…
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