Homeless Or Home-Free?

By | Jun 22, 2015

It sounds adventurous, exotic, and even a bit thrilling. To live on one’s own, outside, and disconnected from monthly rent, job responsibilities, utilities, banking, credit cards, and car payments.

Some people – perhaps loaded down with debt or with debt or with too much of life’s responsibilities – dream of living “off-the-grid”. Others just want to travel for a year or so to exotic lands, with only a limited amount of possessions on their backs.

And then, there are some people who are living on our streets because they like the off-the-grid life. They live in beat-up old vans or in tents tucked away from society. They eat at soup kitchens, bathe in public restrooms, and panhandle at freeway off-ramps. At night, they tuck themselves into their bedding, away from electricity, television, and anything linked to responsible living.

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Shelter For All?

By | Jun 9, 2015 | Comments Off on Shelter For All?

It is truly wonderful that several cities have ended veteran homelessness. However, homelessness has increased in many major jurisdictions – and homelessness encampments continue to appear across our landscape.

Are Service Providers Helping Solve Homelessness?

By | Jun 2, 2015 | Comments Off on Are Service Providers Helping Solve Homelessness?

Once again, homeless service providers are being looked to as part of the solution. Because, when policy changes and funding is redirected, the community still turns to providers to actually house people who are homeless.

By | May 28, 2015
Eight-year-old Andre loves having his friends over to hang out in his room after school.
By | May 13, 2015
The recent homeless count in Los Angeles revealed that homelessness increased by 16 percent from 2013 to the present; the unsheltered homeless population has nearly tripled.
By | May 4, 2015
The latest fad flooding Facebook and Twitter is a Microsoft-created app (how-old.
By | Apr 20, 2015
Vancouver bench/shelter A “homeless-looking” man sleeping on a bus bench is certainly one of the many stereotypical images of homelessness in this country.
By | Apr 15, 2015
“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.
By | Mar 30, 2015
A recent study in England concluded that images, which stereotype homelessness, are far more effective in raising charity funds than depictions of actual people who are homeless.