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The Plight of Homeless Youth in the Mormon Heartland

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 05.31.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

The plight of the homeless of any age is heart-wrenching, but when the homeless are unaccompanied teens in the midst of Mormon's home base in Salt Lak...

Faith Requires Us To Look After Vulnerable Children

Dr. Michael B. Brown | Posted 02.25.2016 | Religion
Dr. Michael B. Brown

During this critical year, I think we can call upon candidates for elected office to tell us what their action plans are for at-risk children. I haven't heard enough of that yet from those hoping to inhabit the White House, despite the fact that few topics are more urgent.

A Solution for Ending Family Homelessness

Ellen L. Bassuk | Posted 01.14.2016 | Impact
Ellen L. Bassuk

As the number of families without homes continues to increase, more attention is being focused on their plight.

An Open Letter to Bill O'Reilly: Hungry Children Unfortunately Do Exist

Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq. | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics
Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq.

Mr. O'Reilly, by denying the problem you are denying the reality of millions of Americans and you show yourself as out of touch from your own viewing public. You can't solve a problem if you fail to acknowledge it even exists.

Not One Child. Not One Night.

Ellen L. Bassuk | Posted 10.08.2015 | Impact
Ellen L. Bassuk

How can it be in a country as affluent as the United States that 2.5 million children are homeless each year? Although the numbers are climbing, family homelessness is absent from our nation's agenda.

A Chance Encounter

Nathan Timmel | Posted 09.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Nathan Timmel

Kayla wouldn't have normally been shopping at this particular grocery store, because it was known as the "ghetto location." It was nearing the Four...

A Path to Liberation: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.12.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

All over the world, people are rising up to support their communities towards sustainability and collective liberation. This week we share about two grantees in Oakland California who have launched local businesses that support and empower marginalized communities.

Two Stories of Homeless, Teenage Mothers

Paul Heroux | Posted 07.09.2016 | Politics
Paul Heroux

Imagine being homeless. Now imagine being a homeless teenager. Now imagine being a homeless teenage mom. I met two of them in Massachusetts, my hometown.

How One School Is Transforming The Lives Of Homeless Children

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 07.13.2015 | Media

The Rotarian Magazine: One-of-a-Kind School Gives Homeless Students a Leg Up For many homeless children nationwide, receiving a top education is si...

The Cost of Not Investing in After-School Programs for Homeless Students

Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD | Posted 05.11.2016 | Impact
Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD

Homeless students are already facing a disadvantage of being a year and a half behind the rest of their classmates just by nature of changing addresses. To say that the odds are stacked against them is at best an understatement.

Miley Cyrus Writes Heartfelt Letter To NY Governor Seeking Funds For Homeless Youth

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.17.2015 | Impact

Miley Cyrus is continuing to use her star power to advocate on behalf of young people in need. The 22-year-old singer wrote a letter to New York Go...

Please Call Your Senator Today to Help Millions of Homeless Kids

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
Mark Horvath

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD's) current definition of homelessness excludes most children and youth who are actually homeless: those staying in motels, or temporarily with others because they have nowhere else to go.

No Shelter: Counting the Homeless in Seattle

Mary Anne Mercer | Posted 04.06.2015 | Impact
Mary Anne Mercer

I was walking down a street in one of Seattle's toniest neighborhoods with my 25-year-old daughter and another young woman. We were part of Seattle/King County's One Night Count of the homeless, a massive effort to document the number of "unsheltered" persons on a random winter night.

Over 900,000 Homeless Kids Are Invisible to HUD. We Can Change That!

Mark Horvath | Posted 03.30.2015 | Impact
Mark Horvath

When I worked as an outreach case manager in Los Angeles, nothing was more heartbreaking than when I would have to turn a homeless family away because U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development didn't feel the family was "homeless enough."

In 'I Have A Dream' Video, Homeless Kids Share Their Hopes For The Future

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.19.2015 | Impact

As the country celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, a group of homeless kids have come together to give their personal take...

These Street Kids In The Philippines Had No Idea Who Was Coming To Visit

The Associated Press | Teresa Cerojano | Posted 01.16.2015 | Religion

Some 300 children at a Manila center for street kids got the surprise of their lives on Friday when Pope Francis showed up at their door. The ponti...

The Spirit and Roots of Generosity and Miserliness

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Generosity is a state of mind that goes beyond the possession of money and material goods and relates to feelings of abundance from positive connections. To own an authentic sense of generosity is a gift we give ourselves.

Finding Nikki: Surviving and Thriving After Childhood Homelessness

Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq. | Posted 03.01.2015 | Impact
Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq.

Generational poverty can be solved. I'm a living example of what can happen when public policy programs, such as food stamps and Section 8, are combined with solid educational opportunities and the influence of adults who believe in their children.

Child Homelessness Reaches All Time High, But Remains A Hidden Problem

Stateline | Teresa Wiltz | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Arresting Portraits Give Voices To Homeless People In America's Poorest Big City

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.24.2014 | Impact

More than a quarter of Philadelphians are in desperate need of some brotherly love. With 26.3 percent of its population living below the national p...

Homeless Families Deprived Of Help Because They Don't Fit Strict Definition

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact

As the director of the California Homeless Youth Project, Shahera Hyatt works to combat the growing number of homeless children in the state, but her ...

When There's No Going Home

Susan Kools, RN, PhD, FAAN | Posted 01.17.2015 | Impact
Susan Kools, RN, PhD, FAAN

It's high time that we understand the lost human capital of foster care children and be proactive in our approach to to usher them into adulthood -- really, just another three to five years -- the right way.

1.3 Million Children Should Not Be Left Homeless

Bruce Lesley | Posted 01.10.2015 | Impact
Bruce Lesley

Unfortunately, while education funding is horribly inadequate, housing supports are often completely non-existent.

The Real Monsters

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Ending child poverty in the world's largest economy should be a no-brainer. Children cannot afford the burden of poverty. And our nation cannot afford the costly economic and moral burden of child poverty.

60 Percent Of Homeless Youths Have Been Raped Or Assaulted: Report

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.23.2014 | Impact

A new study explored who is falling victim to youth homelessness and why, and the results are troubling. The survey, conducted by the University o...