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  • Spare House?

    The Homeless Guy
    1 Aug 2015 | 10:33 pm
    Got a spare house you're not using?  Need someone to house sit for you?  I'm your guy.  Lets talk.
  • Homeless Village

    The Homeless Guy
    25 Jul 2015 | 10:12 pm
    http://www.gofundme.com/homelessvillage This guy is getting close to meeting his goal to create a homeless village.  Go to the site, linked above, and if you find this to be a worthy cause too, then make a big donation.  OK?  OK.
  • Presentations from the 2015 National Alliance to End Homelessness Conference

    North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness RSS Feed
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:58 am
    The National Alliance to End Homelessness' annual conference was held July 15-17, 2015, in Washington, DC. Presentations and other materials fromt the conference are posted on the NAEH website.
  • Lee Lee and William

    Invisible People
    invisiblepeople
    13 Jul 2015 | 8:36 am
    The first thing you notice about Lee Lee and William is how nice they are. We met while I was visiting Tent City 3 in Seattle. The first day I visited Lee Lee was working […] The post Lee Lee and William appeared first on Invisible People.
  • Jean-Michel Giraud: Getting to Zero 2016

    Homelessness on Huffington Post
    Jean-Michel Giraud
    3 Aug 2015 | 5:45 am
    The bill may even be more relevant for aging Vietnam-era veterans who have been disconnected from the system for decades and now need medical care in their later years. Read more: Homelessness, Veterans, Department of Veterans Affairs, DC News
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  • Lee Lee and William

    invisiblepeople
    13 Jul 2015 | 8:36 am
    The first thing you notice about Lee Lee and William is how nice they are. We met while I was visiting Tent City 3 in Seattle. The first day I visited Lee Lee was working […] The post Lee Lee and William appeared first on Invisible People.
  • It’s Not “Wet Housing”. It’s Just Housing.

    invisiblepeople
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:54 am
    When I landed in Seattle last month, I received an email from Daniel Malone, who at the time was Deputy Director of DESC and is now Executive Director. In the email, Daniel asked me what […] The post It’s Not “Wet Housing”. It’s Just Housing. appeared first on Invisible People.
  • Seattle’s Tent City 3: Using Tent Cities to Fill a Gap in Services.

    invisiblepeople
    19 Jun 2015 | 11:14 am
    Los Angeles Times reported transient encampments and car camping grew 85% countywide in the last two years. This week the Los Angeles City Council voted to make it easier for authorities to clean up homeless […] The post Seattle’s Tent City 3: Using Tent Cities to Fill a Gap in Services. appeared first on Invisible People.
  • Carolyn

    invisiblepeople
    8 Jun 2015 | 9:39 am
    Carolyn and her sister Linda live on Hollywood Blvd.  They became homeless because they cannot afford the high cost of rent in Los Angeles. The two sisters are sleeping in a store front. The good […] The post Carolyn appeared first on Invisible People.
  • Linda

    invisiblepeople
    12 May 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Walking down Hollywood Blvd I noticed two homeless women sitting on a bench across the street.  It looked as though they had been sitting there for some time because of all the “stuff” they had […] The post Linda appeared first on Invisible People.
 
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  • Jean-Michel Giraud: Getting to Zero 2016

    Jean-Michel Giraud
    3 Aug 2015 | 5:45 am
    The bill may even be more relevant for aging Vietnam-era veterans who have been disconnected from the system for decades and now need medical care in their later years. Read more: Homelessness, Veterans, Department of Veterans Affairs, DC News
  • Peak Johnson: Hair Salon on Wheels Tries to Inspire Mobility in Homeless Clients

    Peak Johnson
    3 Aug 2015 | 4:39 am
    Visiting a barber shop or a hair salon may seem like a luxury, but an artist who visits shelters for homeless Americans sees it as a matter of identity. Read more: Jody Wood, Beauty, Beauty in Transition, Art, Homelessness, Homeless, Philadelphia, Philly, Asian Arts Initiative, Impact News
  • Dr. Joan Beder: How Dare You, Mr. Trump: The Real Nature of Military Service

    Dr. Joan Beder
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:31 am
    The reality is that while the number has been decreasing, as recently as a few months ago, there were still more suicides per day among veterans stateside than deaths in active combat overseas (22 per day). Read more: Impact, Military, Military Service, US Military, Sexual Assault in Military, Traumatic Brain Injury, Donald Trump, John McCain, Homelessness, Department of Veterans Affairs, Impact News
  • In Some Ways, AIDS In America Has Gotten Worse

    The Huffington Post News Team
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:41 am
    NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. health officials have updated their strategic plan for fighting AIDS, setting new goals for reducing infections and deaths. The... Read more: Aids, Homeless, Hiv Treatment, Hiv USA, Aids Strategy, Healthy Living News
  • Quora: 5 Survival Hacks If You Find Yourself Homeless

    Quora
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:27 pm
    For a place to sleep, twenty four hour Fed Ex Office rocks! This might sound odd to some, but it totally works wonders. If you happen to have a laptop it's much easier to pull off, but you basically go in, start working, and "fall asleep" on your laptop. Most of the time they won't question you, since a lot of college kids will work out of them and inevitably crash while working. Read more: Money, Homelessness, Homeless, Homeless Shelters, Life Hacks, Survival, GPS for the Soul News
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  • The Middle Ground by Sam Day 7/29/2015

    Martha Tesema
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:32 pm
  • Just. Do. Something.

    Martha Tesema
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:31 pm
    Election season is upon us. Democracy raises its head, and hope bursts forth as we the people choose representatives to enact our values. Unfortunately, few of us actually speak with our neighbors about our values and how they impact issues of governance. We might bitch and complain, whine and pontificate about how awful it is, and how stupid our elected officials are, but very few know anything specific about legislative issues that impact the quality of our life.
  • I’m ready to say that I’m sorry, and I’ll try to do better in the future

    Martha Tesema
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:28 pm
    I joined the Real Change editorial committee in 1994. The committee brainstorms ideas for future content. I was asked what Real Change needed, and I answered, a humor column. The other committee members said, “No it doesn’t.” I said yes it does, and we should find a writer. They said, “You write it,” thinking I wouldn’t. Ha! I did it. The first Adventures in Poetry happened Aug. 1, 1995, and it’s still here, 20 years later, though now it’s Adventures in Irony.
  • The Long Road Home

    Martha Tesema
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:16 pm
    With 776 people living in vehicles in Seattle and minimal legal parking spots available, city program Road to Housing is forced to triage and focus on outreach to those most in need Lana is almost 5-feet-8-inches tall, a fact made obvious when she ducks her head to clear the roof of her crimson Nissan Altima. She sits down, reaches for the wheel with her long, lanky arms and crams herself toward the dashboard. Her thin body hunched over, shoulders by her ears, knees bent on either side, she looks up and laughs.  “I drove like this for one or two days,” she said. 
  • Emerald City’s Yellow Brick Road doesn’t end at Oz

    Martha Tesema
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:43 am
    Suzanne Morlock will transform a dingy alley in Pioneer Square into sacred ground for empathetic truth-telling with “3772: Yellow Brick Road,” an art installation featuring the real-life stories of people who have or are experiencing homelessness in Seattle. 
 
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  • Presentations from the 2015 National Alliance to End Homelessness Conference

    29 Jul 2015 | 9:58 am
    The National Alliance to End Homelessness' annual conference was held July 15-17, 2015, in Washington, DC. Presentations and other materials fromt the conference are posted on the NAEH website.
  • BoS Migration Training: Burlington

    29 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Migration Trainings are required for every agency that uses NC HMIS in the Balance of State CoC. This training is open to all Agency Administrators in the Balance of State. At this training you will begin setting up your provider pages to meet the new NC HMIS standards. Please complete the required trainings for Agency Administrators prior to attending migration training and send certificates to hmis@ncceh.org. See Preparing for Migration for more information.  The training will run from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm on both days. Registration will begin at 9:30. Lunch on the…
  • Mentor Advocate/Case Manager - PLM Families Together

    23 Jul 2015 | 7:17 am
    PLM Families Together, Inc. is llooking to fill a newly vacant Mentor Advocate/Case Manager position as soon as possible.  Applicants should send their resumes to nellie@plmft.org and execdir@plmft.org. Accountable to: PLMFT Operations Director The Mentor Advocate is responsible for: Delivering effective supportive services for homeless and formerly homeless families, for the purpose of helping families achieve residential stability. This includes: Establishing effective professional social work relationship Providing in-home visitation and case management through…
  • Family Counselor - Haven House Services

    23 Jul 2015 | 7:13 am
    Haven House Services has an opening for a Family Counselor in Crisis and Homeless Services. This position is full time, exempt; hours are Sunday through Thursday from 10am – 7pm.  If you are interested in this position, or have any questions please contact Danielle Butler (dbutler@havenhousenc.org) and Juli Kirby (jkirby@havenhousenc.org Job Title: Family CounselorDepartment: Crisis and Homeless Services (CHS)Reports To: Clinical Coordinator/DirectorFLSA Status: ExemptLast Reviewed: 7/20/15Provides assessment, counseling and case management services to…
  • BoS Migration Training: Raleigh

    22 Jul 2015 | 11:44 am
    Migration Trainings are required for every agency that uses NC HMIS in the Balance of State CoC. This training is open to all Agency Administrators in the Balance of State. At this training you will begin setting up your provider pages to meet the new NC HMIS standards. Please complete the required trainings for Agency Administrators prior to attending migration training and send certificates to hmis@ncceh.org. See Preparing for Migration for more information.  The training will run from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm on both days. Registration will begin at 9:30. Lunch on the…
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    The Homeless Guy

  • San Diego Night Life

    3 Aug 2015 | 1:36 pm
    Fuck it, I say.  Trying to sleep at night on the weekends is hazardous to my health.  So, I'm just saying up until the rowdy crowd go back home. Of course the rowdiest are always the last to leave for home, and most likely to start some shit as they go. The majority of them usually clear out of by 2:30 am - bars are required by law to close at 2 am. Instead of lying awake in my tent worrying
  • Spare House?

    1 Aug 2015 | 10:33 pm
    Got a spare house you're not using?  Need someone to house sit for you?  I'm your guy.  Lets talk.
  • The Scariest Day Of The Year So Far

    31 Jul 2015 | 11:43 am
    Today, I was supposed to receive my monthly SSI check.  It's not much, heck, it won't cover any kind of monthly rent, doesn't even supply enough food for the month, but it does make all the difference in whether I survive the streets or not. It's actually not a check anymore, it's a direct deposit.  And this morning, when I checked with the bank, there was no deposit.  I'd been cut off. Now to
  • Homeless Village

    25 Jul 2015 | 10:12 pm
    http://www.gofundme.com/homelessvillage This guy is getting close to meeting his goal to create a homeless village.  Go to the site, linked above, and if you find this to be a worthy cause too, then make a big donation.  OK?  OK.
  • Mistakes

    23 Jul 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Mistakes, I make them.   Just understand what I'm trying to do here, so when you read a passage of mine that doesn't make sense, know that it was just a grammatical error.  Funny how you can leave out just one little word and it changes the entire meaning of an article.   I'm gonna do some editing now and fix some mistakes I've made.
 
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    Union Rescue Mission

  • Lost Angels Children’s Project – Year Two!

    Steve Lee
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:48 am
    Lost Angels Children’s Project founder Aaron Valencia is at it again! This year he is building a 1936 Ford Coupe to giveaway at the 13th annualVentura Nationals Custom Cars & Motorcycle Show on Saturday, September 5th. Last year, the Lost Angels Children’s Project car build giveaway raised money to off-set the cost of the build plus donate $17,110 each to the youth department of Union Rescue Mission and Grace Resource Center. This generous donation from Lost Angels Children’s project was used to buy washers and dryers for the families currently living at URM, recreational and…
  • Stories from Skid Row – William

    jhuckleby
    9 Jul 2015 | 3:48 pm
    https://www.youtube.com/embed/dT6V0QMdkFo The post Stories from Skid Row – William appeared first on Union Rescue Mission.
  • The Mission – July 2015

    Steve Lee
    6 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm
    To anyone else, it was just a silly child’s necklace, a worthless souvenir from Disneyland. But for William, it was the last remaining memento of his 12-year-old son, whom he hadn’t seen in eight years. After a lifetime of broken relationships and abandonment, William felt alone and hopeless. First it was his mother, a troubled alcoholic who preferred the streets over her children. His grandmother was in and out of his life. He never knew his father, and after he married the woman of his dreams, she tragically died less than a year later. “I was so depressed, I went…
  • Homeless No More…

    Rev. Andy
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:44 pm
    Six years ago, we at Union Rescue Mission put together 10 Steps To Address Homelessness in LA. We hoped to start a movement called Youarethemission.com to spur our friends to action. As I read these steps today I realize they may be more timely now than ever, especially in Los Angeles. Here is the 1st step, although today I might say & write; Change the heart of LA by changing the way we speak about people experiencing homelessness. Step 1: Change the way we think and talk about people experiencing homelessness. Too often we describe or label people as “the homeless” or “addicts”…
  • Andy’s End of Month Update – July

    jhuckleby
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:49 am
    The post Andy’s End of Month Update – July appeared first on Union Rescue Mission.
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    Portland Rescue Mission - Blog

  • Dwight talks faith, direction and Mission Bar-B-Que with The Oregonian

    PDXMission
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:47 pm
    Dwight serving Mission Bar-B-Que (Randy L. Rasmussen, The Oregonian) Mission Bar-B-Que is not only the “best bar-b-que … in the northwest,” as described by two bar-b-que super fans from the south, it represents an entirely new enterprise for Portland Rescue Mission. And for Dwight, a former New Life Ministries graduate from The Harbor, it has also provided yet another life changing opportunity. After completing an additional year of job training in our New Life Ministry at The Harbor we call Service, and working on his second, Dwight was hired by Portland Rescue Mission to be the…
  • See lives transformed, join Portland Rescue Mission as a monthly supporter

    PDXMission
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:49 am
    Our dedicated staff and volunteers at Portland Rescue Mission love pouring out their hearts to serve men, women and children in need – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Each year, at the Burnside Shelter, we serve over 330,000 nutritious meals and offer over 80,000 safe nights of shelter, as well as other vital services, as part of our Hope Ministries and Pathway Ministries. This includes our Connect Ministry, which is a three month program that helps transition the homeless off the streets and into permanent housing and stable employment. Our New Life Ministries located at The Harbor (men)…
  • Homeless man’s music captivates nation, reconnects him with son (news roundup)

    PDXMission
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:54 pm
    Here at Portland Rescue Mission, one of the greatest joys of what we do is to witness transformation in the lives of men, women and kids. From the moment someone steps into our New Life Ministries at either The Harbor or Shepherd’s Door, to the time they experience their graduation celebration, evidence of their past life becomes a fading memory. Our graduates often see their lives completely changed. As staff members, it is an absolute delight to be a part of that process. So, naturally, as we are working with this population, there are certain stories in the world that catch our…
  • Join Portland Rescue Mission in giving hope, restoring life (job openings)

    PDXMission
    17 Jul 2015 | 1:40 pm
    It’s summertime at Portland Rescue Mission, and while many people are slowing down and enjoying vacation, our dedicated staff and compassionate volunteers continue to help men, women and children overcome homelessness and addiction–loving every minute of it. Our Hope, Pathway and New Life Ministries are firing on all cylinders, and we are looking for new people to continue helping us give hope and restore life to everyone who comes to us looking for help and direction. Are you ready to make the leap and join our efforts as a staff member? We currently have job openings at Drive Away…
  • Portland Rescue Mission overnight staff serves as ‘light’ and ‘shield’

    PDXMission
    15 Jul 2015 | 4:16 pm
    The night hours are some of the hardest for an addict. And at Portland Rescue Mission, our Night Ministry team sees this firsthand. Serving as both a light and a shield, Night Ministry faithfully intercedes as they provide a safe presence for the men and women in desperate need for shelter and healing. At both the Burnside Shelter and Shepherd’s Door, Night Ministry embodies both grace and truth as they care for our guests and participants with the strength of Jesus Christ. Keeping watch over their facilities, they respond to emergencies, secure the buildings, assist in the needs of…
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    invisible homeless kids

  • Shocking! Homeless Children and Youth--100% Increase

    Diane Nilan
    15 Jul 2015 | 11:54 am
    If you wait long enough and do nothing, problems usually don’t go away. Such is the case illustrated by the astounding increase of homelessness among children and youth in this country. The latest numbers just released show a jaw-dropping 100% increase of students identified as homeless since I’ve been on the road—10 years ago.US Department of Education numbers indicate 1,360,747 students identified experienced homelessness in the 2013-14 school year, 8% more than the previous year. I’m almost too numb to be shocked. Almost. To be clear, the 1.36 million number does not…
  • Ignoring Homeless Families and Youth: They Don't Disappear

    Diane Nilan
    13 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Lost housing, doubled up, staying with others.For thousands of students in Kansas, with and without parents, who have nowhere to go, doubled up means instability, tensions, and worse….High mobility, poverty, trauma, family crises, coupled with the lack of safe and affordable housing options combine to create an onslaught of families and youth with nowhere to go. Over 70% of the more than 10,000 KS students identified as homeless are doubled up, temporarily staying in the housing of others. Many go unidentified…but HEAR US Inc. invites them to tell their stories in these short video…
  • Don't Send HEAR US Flowers!

    Diane Nilan
    1 Jun 2015 | 6:24 pm
    Sometimes I just don't do well asking for money.We have our 10th anniversary coming up July 1. Donations up to $5000 will be matched, so we can raise $10,000 without having a dinner, dance or auction.For the past 10 years, I've been honored to be the instrument to give homeless kids and parents voice and visibility. It's been quite a ride. Check our website and blogs for more info, www.hearus.us.Funds keep me going on projects that don't always have funding attached, but they're important. HEAR US is frugal. We're effective. And we've gained respect and gratitude of people across the country,…
  • Grandma Didn’t Sign Up For This

    Diane Nilan
    28 May 2015 | 10:41 am
    The cardboard sign poked out from the doorway where the family huddled. As Chicago’s Magnificent Mile shoppers and tourists streamed obliviously by, this (apparently) homeless family (I’m guessing grandma by her appearance) scrunched on the concrete, out of the way of foot traffic, tattered cup propped by grandma’s feet, kids leaning on her like a beanbag chair, all trying not to hope for a miracle to release them from this panhandling hell.If everyone who walked by in an hour would have given a dollar, their homelessness would have been solved for a month or so, assuming that money was…
  • Crushing Reality for Homeless Families

    Diane Nilan
    18 May 2015 | 2:35 pm
    The turtle looked up at me. I gasped in horror. Crunch. I ran over this timid, stalwart creature before I knew it was happening. I don't like creating any road kill, but a turtle? Tillie the Turtle, my motorhome's nickname, might give you a correct clue that I like turtles.I had no idea these slow moving reptiles were so common crossing roads at this time of year. After the first mishap I paid attention. And saw lots. Most ducked their heads into their shells when my van approached. I can't imagine how terrifying that must seem. Plenty didn't make it, run over by other vehicles. I'd like…
 
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    Sacramento Homeless blog

  • Sacramento Homeless Count 2015, Part I

    Thomas Armstrong
    3 Aug 2015 | 5:52 pm
    Sacramento Steps Forward released reports providing data from the January Homeless Count they conducted. The count is “required by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)” to occur on a bi-annual basis on a day during the last ten days in January. The reports are three in pdf format: A cover memo; A report on the survey by Focus Strategies; and A Resource Guide for People Experiencing Homelessness.Understandably, perhaps, the figure the Bee and other local news media glommed onto, pretty much exclusive of all else, is the overall count of homeless people in the…
  • Last Bites

    Thomas Armstrong
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:19 pm
    7/30/15 cover of SNRCosmo Garvin announced in the last part of his Bites column in this week’s [7/30/15] Sacramento News & Review that there will be no future Bites. Reason? “The last couple of years have been tremendous fun. But Mrs. Bites can’t support my journalism habit forever. It’s time to get ‘a job.’”I didn’t know that being the most-important columnist in Sacramento paid so very little. I also don’t see how SNR can do without him. He was the city’s tenacious and mighty investigative reporter in the guise of a pundit. He was our Woodward and Bernstein, rolled…
  • Reconsidering that Arc of the Moral Universe

    Thomas Armstrong
    21 Jul 2015 | 10:02 pm
    In the last post to this blog, Rev. Brian Baker of Trinity Cathedral wrote “I believe that God is the gravitational pull that is bending the arc of the moral universe toward justice. I believe that allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry is the just and loving thing to do and I believe that it will provide the context for more loving couples to thrive.”A problem for me, that I failed to notice at the time, is this: Why should God be bending any arc? IF He formulated morality, He should have gotten matters absolutely right in the first place. Covenant Number One should have been cool…
  • Rev. Brian Baker, Gay Marriage and the Arc of the Moral Universe

    Thomas Armstrong
    11 Jul 2015 | 10:19 pm
    Front page of July 5 Sac BeeThe headline article in the Sacramento Bee last Sunday, July 5, “Ruling Doesn’t Move Clergy,” caught the attention of some of Sacramento's homeless citizens since most-prominently mentioned of area religious leaders surveyed for the article was Very Rev. Dr. Brian Baker of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in midtown. Trinity Cathedral, as most homeless folk know, is very active in seeking better lives and justice for homeless people. Beyond speaking up for Sacramento’s homeless citizens, Trinity Cathedral provides a meal for homeless people one evening each…
  • Everything you know about addiction is wrong

    Thomas Armstrong
    10 Jul 2015 | 9:39 am
    I wanted to put this tremendous TED Talk up on this blog quickly -- instantly -- because I think its message is so important. A follow-up is going to be necessary to discuss what happens in Homeless World, Sacramento, that is not informed by the wisdom of how to properly aid addicts that is told to us in this video.
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  • It’s been a crazy 2 weeks

    Sonya
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:54 pm
    Okay, 3 weeks or more. I don’t like change;it freaks me out so deciding to jump into $90,000 of USC Grad School debt and switching jobs has me well beyond my comfort zone. (Like, not enough Limon potato chips and Diet Coke to far into the freak out zone.) So I apologize for slapping links […]
  • Check out this Daily Dot article: The absolute worst advice we give to Americans struggling to pay rent

    Sonya
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:48 pm
    The absolute worst advice we give to Americans struggling to pay rent http://bit.ly/1MlkOKY -SonyaFiled under: poverty
  • I am unable to sleep – I am haunted by the words of my trainer.

    Sonya
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:19 pm
    Training for my new job started last Monday and i have been waking up at 4:30 am each day to get ready, prepare and drop off Darla and then drive for an hour to Norwalk where my training is. I understand how hard it is to train and smile at the same faces 8 hours […]
  • I may quit my dream job

    Sonya
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:35 am
    Oh dear God. Domestic Violence training is so poorly taught that I may walk out of class. My instructor went on a 20 minute tangent about how victims seek out abusive behavior. I am keeping a written list of other troubling remarks such as "it takes two to tango" and "some women want the abuse […]
  • Classism and Housing First

    Sonya
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:10 pm
    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/07/24/deranged-couple-sets-homeless-man-on-fire-in-front-of-kids-thought-it-was-okay-video/Filed under: poverty
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    Western Massachusetts Network to End Homelessness

  • Meeting Notice: Hampden Co CoC Performance and Outcomes Committee

    Gerry McCafferty
    3 Aug 2015 | 2:27 pm
    The Hampden County Continuum of Care Performance and Outcomes Committee will meet this Thursday, August 6, at 9:30 am at Friends of the Homeless, 755 Worthington St. The Committee will review proposed performance standards for all CoC and ESG projects. The updated performance standards will be used for the upcoming CoC competition, and will also be used in evaluation of ESG projects.
  • Thanks to our legislators for important overrides!

    Pamela Schwartz
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:23 pm
    A huge thanks to our Western MA legislators for their leadership and their votes that resulted in an override of the Governor’s vetoes  of funding for unaccompanied homeless youth services and partial funding of the Mass Rental Voucher Program.  Homeless youth services and housing will now receive the $2 million in funding allocated in the Conference Budget and the MRVP will receive the full Conference budget funding of $90.9 million. Please contact your own legislators to give them your personal thanks.  You can find their contact information here. We are so thankful for our…
  • Network meeting with US ICH and Federal agency leader to discuss family homelessness

    Pamela Schwartz
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:16 pm
    The Network enjoyed the privilege of meeting in Boston yesterday with Acting Assistant Secretary Mark Greenberg of the federal Administration for Children and Families and Bob Pulster, regional director of the US Interagency Council on Homelessness.  We were joined by 5 other leading providers of family services across the state, including our Western region’s Center for Human Development, Father Bill’s and MainSpring of Brockton, Community Teamwork of Lowell, and Children’s Services and Project Hope, both of Roxbury. The agenda was to share our successes and challenges in…
  • Housing Sex Offender Work Group Update

    Pamela Schwartz
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Earlier this month, the legislature held hearings on bills that would prohibit Level 2 and 3 sex offenders from living in public and subsidized housing or emergency shelter or motels.  The Network submitted testimony in opposition to these bills which you can read here.  The Springfield Republican also covered the issue in this article, quoting our resident (and work group) expert Dr. Laurie Guidry. The Network also submitted recommendations for next steps to the Special Commission to Reduce Sex Offender Recidivism as follow-up to our May 28 presentation.  You can find that here. We will…
 
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    Housing as a Human Right

  • Maria Foscarinis defends Title V before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management

    homelessnesslaw
    14 Jul 2015 | 1:30 pm
    On Tuesday, June 16, 2015, Maria Foscarinis, Executive Director of the Law Center, testified before The U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management. The hearing, titled “Saving Taxpayer Dollars in Federal Real Estate: Reducing the Federal Government’s Space Footprint,” discussed reforming how the federal government disposes of its unused and underutilized real property. Title V of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act requires that homeless service providers have first right of refusal to obtain unused federal…
  • Police Violence Against Homeless, Poor Persons, Housing & Homelessness Addressed At Global Review of U.S. Human Rights Record

    homelessnesslaw
    14 May 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Photo Credit: US Human Rights Network On Monday, May 11, the U.N. Human Rights Council reviewed the U.S. for compliance with its human rights obligations as part of the U.S.’s second Universal Periodic Review raising concerns about the criminalization of homelessness and poverty as well as the lack of adequate housing in the U.S. Under the Review procedure, every country in the world is reviewed every 4 years for their compliance with all the human rights treaties they have ratified as well as the Universal Declaration of Human Right. 116 countries signed up to ask questions and make…
  • Housing & Homelessness Addressed At Global Review of U.S. Human Rights Record

    homelessnesslaw
    12 May 2015 | 6:13 am
    On Monday, May 11, the U.N. Human Rights Council reviewed the U.S. for compliance with its human rights obligations as part of the U.S.’s second Universal Periodic Review. Thanks to advocacy by the Law Center and others, several countries raised concerns about the lack of adequate housing as well as the criminalization of homelessness in the U.S. Under the Review procedure, every country in the world is reviewed every 4 years for their compliance with all the human rights treaties they have ratified as well as the Universal Declaration of Human Right. 116 countries signed up to ask…
  • U.S. Report to the Human Rights Council Under-Represents the Violations of the Human Right to Housing

    homelessnesslaw
    11 Feb 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Last Friday, the U.S. government released its report to the U.N. Human Rights Council, downplaying the state of housing and homelessness concerns in the U.S. The report was prepared as part of the U.S. government’s obligations for its second Universal Periodic Review by the Council, with an oral review to take place in May. Every four-and-a-half years, the U.S.–and every other country—undergoes such a review on all its human rights commitments. In 2010, the U.S. accepted recommendations during its first Universal Periodic Review to: Reduce homelessness; Reinforce legal protections for…
  • The Law Center’s 2014 Accomplishments and an Overview of Homelessness in America

    homelessnesslaw
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:38 am
    This past year was an incredible one for the Law Center thanks to our many advocates and supporters. We saw many accomplishments and raised an unprecedented amount of awareness on the issue of homelessness. See a synopsis of our 2014 successes here and in a letter from our Executive Director and Founder, Maria Foscarinis. It gives us great hope that one day these successes will translate into our ultimate goal, to end and prevent homelessness in America. For an overview of homelessness in America, please see our newest fact sheet which provides statistics and information related to the…
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  • My 11th grade English teacher wrote me this really nice message on Facebook and I accidentally...

    3 Aug 2015 | 11:20 pm
    My 11th grade English teacher wrote me this really nice message on Facebook and I accidentally deleted it hahaha. I was in his first class and yeah he also helped me pick out beer at a grocery store when I was 21 and awkward. He said on a study guide I made for the Great Gatsby I wrote something in the margin like ‘do you actually read these?’ And he thought it was funny. His class was the first place I ever read Maya Angelou. I remember really not understanding it at all but it is so powerful and I’ve learned to read that now a little better. Still learning. He also had…
  • fatqueerbabee: “To all the girls whose thighs touch, with...

    2 Aug 2015 | 6:16 pm
    fatqueerbabee: “To all the girls whose thighs touch, with stretchmarks laid like gold across their backside, with bellies too full for any inadequate hands, thank goddess for your abundance.” —Kim Katrin Crosby
  • ‘She is a traditional woman. She feels dreamed about.’

    2 Aug 2015 | 6:15 pm
    ‘She is a traditional woman. She feels dreamed about.’
  • A Colonized Ally Meets a Decolonized Ally: This is What They Learn by Lynn Gehl

    2 Aug 2015 | 2:24 pm
    A Colonized Ally Meets a Decolonized Ally: This is What They Learn by Lynn Gehl: 1. A colonized ally stands in the front.  A decolonized ally stands behind.2. A colonized ally stands behind an oppressive patriarchy.  A decolonized ally stands behind women and children.3. A colonized ally makes assumptions about the process.  A decolonized ally values there may be principles in the process they are not aware of.4. A colonized ally wants knowledge now!  A decolonized ally values their own relationship to the knowledge.5. A colonized ally finds an Indigenous token.  A decolonized ally is…
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    2 Aug 2015 | 2:20 pm
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    Hugh Hollowell

  • Just Another Day

    Hugh Hollowell
    14 Jul 2015 | 5:27 pm
      This morning at 6:45, the phone rang. It was the transplant team at Duke – there was a heart available for Renee, and we needed to get there, ASAP. It was a blur. There was rushed showers, shoving clean underwear and t-shirts in backpacks, calling coworkers and family members, hiding a key for whoever was going to come feed our cats and chickens, wishing we had done the laundry yesterday, trying to get out the door as soon as humanly possible. We got to Duke by 8:30 AM. I was sort of proud, to tell you the truth. Valet parking, at $9 a day, because I am not going to drop my wife at…
  • How Can I Help, Hugh?

    Hugh Hollowell
    15 Jun 2015 | 7:31 pm
    I don’t want to write this post. But if there is a question I have been asked more than, “How’s your wife, Hugh?” the last month or so, it has been, “How can we help?” But I am assuming you know what I am talking about. Let me bring you up to date. The Back Story My wife Renee has a rare heart disease that runs in her family. She’s been on a pacemaker since she was 13. Two of her sisters have had heart transplants. Her mother died at age 45 of this disease. Her grandmother died at 27. Most of the time, she’s fine, as long as she isn’t trying to majorly exert herself. Walking…
  • Second-Hand Memories

    Hugh Hollowell
    5 May 2015 | 6:45 pm
      Her name was Dorothy, and she had two sisters, Louise and Wilma. I was born on her birthday, and she loved me without reservation. My father was her youngest son, a child she had late in life, the son she raised as a single mom when her husband died way too young. She died when I was three, and I only have two memories of her.  I have a very clear picture of us, she and I, laying on her hospital bed in the living room of the house we lived in those days – a house my dad grew up in, a house she moved into when she married my Granddad. In my memory, the bed is in front of the…
  • Sharing Beautiful Things

    Hugh Hollowell
    5 May 2015 | 5:28 am
    For the last eight years, I have been aggressively hunting out beautiful things. This was the result of a late-night conversation with a mentor shortly after I made the decision to spend my life working with and among the homeless population of Raleigh. He told me, “The world you are choosing to inhabit is an ugly place. It will be easy to lose yourself in it. You have to gorge yourself with beauty, so you have a reserve, just like if you knew you were going to be in a desert, you would gorge yourself with water before you went.” So, for eight years, I have been hoarding beauty,…
  • I Don’t Have a Plan

    Hugh Hollowell
    28 Apr 2015 | 8:32 pm
    It was the summertime, and I was moving to Raleigh, leaving Memphis forever. I had coffee with some friends my last few weeks there, to say goodbye. One meeting was with a woman I had dated for a long time, that I once thought I might marry. “So, you’re moving to Raleigh. What’s your plan?” she asked. “I will find a job, I guess, and do freelance and get a roommate. It’ll be fine,” I said. “Oh yes. Now I remember why we broke up.” She liked plans. The other day, someone asked me what I was planning to do with my weekly newsletter. I told…
 
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  • Removing Roadblocks to Employment: A New Opportunity through WIOA

    diane.kean@usich.gov
    22 Jul 2015 | 6:39 am
    By Martha Toll My passion to address and end homelessness began at the CCNV Federal Shelter in Washington DC in the late 1980’s. The ongoing lack of housing for so many Americans continues to drive my work. Then as now, a place to call home and a job are the most frequently expressed hopes and needs of people experiencing homelessness. Today we are at a critical juncture. We have a Federal Administration fully engaged in creating and supporting the public-private partnerships necessary to end homelessness in this country. Opening Doors presents the framework for communities to end…
  • Family Options Study Challenges Us to Do More to End Family Homelessness

    diane.kean@usich.gov
    13 Jul 2015 | 9:03 am
    We were all given an important opportunity last week to deepen our conversations and strengthen our efforts to end family homelessness when our partners at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released findings from the Family Options Study. The study compares the outcomes of families experiencing homelessness assigned to three different interventions with the outcomes for families who were assigned to “usual care,” defined as any housing or services that a family accesses in the absence of immediate referral to the other interventions. 
  • A Closer Look: Opening Doors, As Amended in 2015 - Spotlight on Use of Data

    diane.kean@usich.gov
    8 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    To accompany the release of Opening Doors, as amended in 2015, we’re taking a closer look at each of the four key updates to the document. Spotlight on Uses of Data in Decision-Making and Performance Management “Before Opening Doors, communities were targeting their resources inconsistently, and many weren’t sure how to do it at all. The Plan has provided a concrete framework that has helped communities match the right resources to the right populations. It has also spurred communities to adopt better ways of measuring their work. We’ve seen over a hundred communities…
  • USICH Announces Two Changes to Team

    diane.kean@usich.gov
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:53 am
    The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness is pleased to announce two changes to our team that further strengthen our work to prevent and end homelessness. Beverley Ebersold has been promoted to Director of National Initiatives Jennifer Rich has joined the team as Director of Communications
  • A Closer Look: Opening Doors, As Amended in 2015 - Spotlight on Changing of the Goal of Ending Chronic Homelessness

    diane.kean@usich.gov
    25 Jun 2015 | 12:45 pm
    To accompany the release of Opening Doors, as amended in 2015, we will be taking a closer look at each of the four key updates to the document this week. We’ll be sharing comments from partners, community members, and the USICH staff on how the updates are impacting their daily work, helping to prevent and end homelessness across America, as well as highlight the key changes around the updated topic. Spotlight on Changing of the Goal of Ending Chronic Homelessness “The national goal and deadline for ending chronic homelessness set by Opening Doors enabled states like Utah to…
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