I was homeless.
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Cold weather is fun, unless you are without a home.
For those of us fighting to end homelessness in America, the year 2014 actually gives us hope that strategic ideas and initiatives are working, albeit slowly. Here are our top highlights of 2014:
We need more creative ideas for how to provide housing for our neighbors who sleep on our streets.
Imagine, however, if the school had a class on how to design public spaces that would drive homeless people away. Although such classes might seem bizarre, such design is actually occurring.
If you are lucky enough to have a home, you don’t want a criminal lurking in your neighborhood. And if you’re unlucky enough to be homeless, you don’t want a criminal sleeping next to you in a homeless shelter.
I remember my first encounter with extreme poverty.
Is the number of people living on our streets going up, or going down?
Sometimes our efforts to battle homelessness feel like an uphill struggle, especially when society thinks self-portraits next to suffering people are part of a fun, adventurous game.
A person’s homelessness will finally end when he or she belongs to a supportive community that embraces him or her as its own.