Joel John Roberts
Posts by Joel John Roberts
I wonder how many people will die this winter. It is an epidemic that scours the countryside in search of people who are vulnerable to its deadly claws. Author Stephen King could not write a better tale of fear and death than what is happening now. It is not some new strain of virus attacking […]
Giving special gifts to our loved ones and friends is part of this wonderful holiday season. Giving to those in need is also part of the season’s joy.
Perhaps along with building permanent supportive housing, we should also create permanent supportive towns? Then, we would no longer have to clear out tent cities.
Good news. When you sit down at the Thanksgiving dinner table next week, with a spread of oven-baked turkey, fluffy white mashed potatoes, and steaming gravy, your wallet will be a little less empty.
Unfortunately, 1.1 million American school children call homeless shelters, vehicles on the streets, and even the streets, home. They certainly won’t be bringing apples to their teachers. The barriers that homelessness imposes upon school kids are significant.
homeless lies dying on a busy street in the City of Houston, and no one helps him for nearly a day?
The future is homelessness service providers stepping up as the adaptive initiators that just might finally end homelessness, like so many policymakers and think-leaders set out to do ten years ago.
If we truly value families, we should set aside our political and philosophical differences and make sure every family has a home.
It is getting crazy out there, and these two people were not even dealing with the added pressure of living on the streets. Within our country’s homeless population, a quarter of a million people—or one-third of the homeless population—struggle with some sort of mental illness.
Deterring poverty and homelessness is about changing societal systems that manage homelessness instead of working to end it, and helping those who are already homeless get housed.