How do we transform a cold gaze into eyes that reflect hope?
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For many, a rejection of a child who is gay means a straight path to homelessness
“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.
If we fail to continue to provide programs that address poverty, more people will end up living on our streets. It’s not as simple as a cash handout. We need to do more.
I think CNN’s Anthony Bourdain needs to write a guide on how to live in America on $7.28 per day.
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.
Even now, living on the streets of America, I sometimes wonder…
…is today the day that I die?
In a city filled with hundreds of thousands of millionaires, does it really matter that instead of 54,000, we have 36,000 people squandering on our streets like animals?
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.
Should developing countries Invest in a country’s impoverished population, or invest in sports venues?