Tag Archives: homelessness

The Perfect Thanksgiving Meal (For People Who Are Homeless)

What would be the perfect Thanksgiving meal for a person who is living on our streets?

The War On Homelessness

Despite unprecedented national efforts, homelessness still feels like a turf battle. You could call it a war.

But First, Let Me Take a Selfie

Homelessness and other societal issues cannot simply be cropped or photoshopped out of our lives. We must face them head on.

Keeping an Eye on Homelessness

How do we transform a cold gaze into eyes that reflect hope?

Coming Out Means Becoming Homeless

For many, a rejection of a child who is gay means a straight path to homelessness

It Could Happen To Them

“Homelessness could happen to you.” This is a phrase we may quietly utter to our friends, or even to ourselves, when we stroll by a homeless stranger on the street. “There but for the grace of God, go I,” we say.

Part 2: Homeless Agencies Can End Homelessness

If that homeless agency partners with housing developers—or becomes a housing developer—in order to promote a true “Housing First” approach, then perhaps communities will embrace the idea that permanent supportive housing is good for their neighborhood.

Homeless Agencies Can Transform the Quest to End Homelessness

I do believe that homeless programs have a significant role to play in ending this country’s homelessness. As traditional homeless agencies shift their focus to Housing First strategies, they move away from becoming a forgotten Sony Walkman tape player and closer to being a modern Apple iPhone.

Your Voice Will Be Missed

Goodbye, Robin Williams. Your advocate voice will be missed.

Legalize Pot, Increase Homelessness

It seems to me that, if every state legalized cannabis, then the incentive to migrate to another state would end.