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Homeless Advocacy

Hopeful Horizons: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.10.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Two years ago, The Pollination Project started a daily giving practice, making daily $1000 grants to social change visionaries around the world. Since we started, over 50 individuals and families have joined in, each giving $1 or more a day to support the grantees.

L.A. Mayor, Homeless Advocates Have 'Productive, Inspirational' Meeting After Cop Killing

Los Angeles Times | Posted 03.12.2015 | Impact

Ten days after Los Angeles police officers shot and killed a homeless man on skid row, Mayor Eric Garcetti and his staff met with local activists to d...

Colorado Coffee Shop Employing Homeless People Is 'Opening Up The Eyes' Of Its Community

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.15.2014 | Impact

Seth and Kelly Kelley didn't want to argue with their neighbors, they wanted to prove them wrong. That's why they opened RedTail Coffee -- a shop whe...

Rhode Island To Pass First Ever 'Homeless Bill Of Rights'

Reuters | Jason McLure | Posted 08.15.2012 | Impact

(Reuters) - Rhode Island's governor is expected to sign into law the first "Homeless Bill of Rights" in the United States as early as next week, form...

Would Denver Police Enforce An Urban Camping Ban?

Posted 04.18.2012 | Denver

A controversial proposal to "ban unauthorized camping" in the city of Denver that has drawn criticism from the ACLU of Colorado and homeless-rights ad...

Is Fighting For the Rights of Homeless, Enabling Homelessness?

Joel John Roberts | Posted 06.18.2012 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

When homeless advocates seek to protect the personal rights of people who are homeless, even to the extent of law suits, I typically applaud their efforts. It is very simple: homelessness is not a crime.

Calif. City's Strategy On Homelessness: Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Santa Barbara, Calif. officials may not have figured out how to resolve homelessness, but they are finding ways to hide the beach community's poorest ...

U.S. Cities Offer Homeless Free Storage Space

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For homeless people trying to get back on their feet, finding a place to store possessions and personal belongings can be difficult. USA Today reports...

Homelessness Myth #15: Just Pull Yourself Up By Your Bootstraps

Christine Schanes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Schanes

Of all the myths about homelessness, I feel that this myth indicates the least understanding about the situation in which homeless people find themselves.

Homeless People In San Diego Compete In Triathlon (VIDEO)

Christine Schanes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Schanes

Six participants, racing in two teams of three people, were the first homeless women and men from St. Vincent de Paul Village to join in the triathlon.

Homelessness Myth #14: They Choose to Be Homeless

Christine Schanes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Schanes

No one truly chooses to be homeless. The answer: provide services for homeless people where they are.