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.
Tag Archives: homelessness
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.
Let me help you. Even though you say you don’t want help. Our street outreach teams visit you regularly, and every day you say “no.” You are happy just the way you are, living under a bridge in the middle of Los Angeles. You say you don’t want shelter. But remember that we will always […]
Sometimes, I wish I had a venue to scream a shout-out at the top of my lungs so that everyone could hear about the amazing people who are working to end homelessness for themselves and others.
I wonder if, when Sinclair was writing about his country’s “jungle” conditions, he was penning a description of the past, or a prophetic picture of the future? Sounds like both.