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Homeless Outreach

Showers and Toilet on Wheels Give Homeless a Clean Slate

NationSwell | Posted 05.28.2015 | Impact

Silas Borden has spent the last five years living on the streets of San Francisco. He's used to making the best with what he has, so when he stumbled upon a bus offering free showers and a toilet, he couldn't resist.

How -- Not Whether -- to Help a Panhandler

Amy L. Freeman | Posted 09.24.2013 | Impact
Amy L. Freeman

Like most of us, I want to help people in distress. With panhandlers, though, I never knew whether the person was truly in need. I worried that my money would fuel some addiction, rather than funding food or shelter. I worried that I was being scammed. Was I right?


Amy L. Freeman | Posted 09.17.2013 | Impact
Amy L. Freeman

When I tell people where I work, people get a kind of glazed look in their eyes, tilt their heads to the side, go a bit slack-jawed and say something like, "Whaaaa? Homeless guys in Bethesda?" Yes, Virginia, there are people experiencing homelessness, right in the shadow of a busy Lululemon.

Blender Day

Ethna McKiernan | Posted 07.21.2013 | Impact
Ethna McKiernan

Today could have been a day as bad as yesterday, only it was worse. Today was the day Tina was scheduled to move from her apartment back into homelessness.

PHOTOS: Most Benevolent Church Ever Lets Homeless Sleep In Pews

The Huffington Post | Zoe Mintz | Posted 01.31.2013 | Impact

For the city’s homeless, San Francisco’s St. Boniface Church is seen as a safe haven. The nonprofit known as the Gubbio Project partners with t...

Fighting for the Future of Asbury Park's Kids

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 06.02.2012 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

If we want to stop the violence, we have to work together. We have to give kids safe passage from street life and homelessness, from bullets and bullies, from the pistols and posses that cloud too many young lives, especially in cities like Asbury Park.

Lucas Kavner

From Reality Star To Outreach Coordinator | Lucas Kavner | Posted 07.10.2011 | Impact

Growing up in San Francisco, California, Russell Morse was a troubled kid. He didn't have the best relationship with his parents and got involved with...

It Just Takes One: Dani Shriver, Former Homeless Youth, Helps Kids Get Off The Street

HuffPost | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In honor of Mother's Day, HuffPost Impact presents It Just Takes One, a series on children and the tutors, mentors, guardians and others who have ma...

'Project Healthy Neighbors' Fair Helps Santa Barbara Homeless

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Did you know that the largest mobile medical clinic in Southern California serves the homeless community? The fifth annual "Project Healthy Neighbors"...