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Homeless Teen Graduates High School 2 Years Early With 4.0 GPA

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 06.24.2016 | Good News

One teen maintained her determination and A+ attitude through tough times, and now she's looking forward to a brilliant future ahead. Destyni Tyree, ...

Dad Finds His Little Girl Living In A Homeless Shelter After Searching For 2 Years

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 04.18.2016 | Good News

Bryan Thouvenel of Oregon and his 5-year-old daughter, Harmony, are inseparable. But that wasn’t always the case. They were separated for two years ...

Smart Shopper Uses Extreme Couponing To Get Items For People In Need

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.13.2016 | Good News

One woman has turned her thrifty shopping skills into a tool to help those in need. Hannah Steinberg, a 20-year-old student at Tufts University in Me...

Painter Recreates 'The Last Supper' With A Table Of Homeless Men

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 12.17.2015 | Impact

In artist Iain Campbell's latest painting, 13 men are gathered around a modern, humble feast. Some wear tired but satisfied expressions on their faces...

Arthur Delaney

A Florida City Paid This Man $5 Million To Get Lost. Now, He's Using It To Help Homeless People Get Married.

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics

Last year, the city of Hollywood, Florida, bought Sean Cononie's homeless shelter for nearly $5 million so they could shut it down. They made Cononie ...

Mayor de Blasio Turns 'Jekyll and Hyde' on City's Low-Income Families

Denise M. Miranda | Posted 04.07.2015 | New York
Denise M. Miranda

As Mayor de Blasio shared his vision for expanding New York City's affordable housing stock, many of us who have been involved in advocating for better housing conditions for the poor wondered, "affordable for whom?"

Minneapolis Man Handed Out 520,000 Sandwiches To Homeless In 1 Year. That's Minnesota Nice

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.10.2014 | Good News

This man has dedicated his life to putting the needs of others before his own -- regardless of what he's dealing with. Allan Law, a former teacher...

40 Simple Ways to Practice Kindness

Kindness Blog | Posted 11.24.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Smiles are irresistible. Don't hesitate to smile warmly at friends, family, colleagues and even... strangers. Write hand-written thank-you notes. The notes don't need to be an essay and people love to receive them. It's the personal touch.

Donald Sterling's LA Charity Plantation

Richard Walden | Posted 06.29.2014 | Los Angeles
Richard Walden

Anyone reading the Los Angeles Times over the past 15 years has had to endure Donald Sterling's ceaseless self-aggrandizing ads for his 300+ apartment buildings, his massive lines of credit from major banks (to buy more buildings) and, worst of all, his charity work.

San Francisco Cops Pool Their Own Money To Shelter Homeless Family Of Seven

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.13.2014 | Good News

Police officers often see homeless residents in some of the most despondent conditions, but sometimes even they are so moved by those in need that the...

What I Learned By Giving A Homeless Woman Shelter In My Home

Gus Catalano | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Gus Catalano

You are probably yelling at me in your head, "what the hell were you thinking? aren't you afraid you're going to get stabbed / robbed / raped / [insert your nightmare here]?" (That was the reaction of some of the few people I told).

The Power of Limitations

Derek Snook | Posted 12.03.2013 | Impact
Derek Snook

As the founder of In Every Story, I've decided to experiment with limitations. I've moved back into transitional housing at the Star Gospel Mission and I'm planning on living on the same wage our workers make, $8 an hour or $262 weekly after taxes.

Tidbits for Social Entrepreneurship

Derek Snook | Posted 11.23.2013 | Impact
Derek Snook

The reality is that once you are able to consistently overcome mistakes, rejections and failures, nothing can stop you. While there will always be sensible reasons to give up, great stories are made by people who refuse to quit.

Helping the Homeless Help Themselves

Harriet McDonald | Posted 06.10.2013 | Impact
Harriet McDonald

Can you imagine what our success rate would be if able homeless adults were required to go through a paid work and training program, and give up drugs?

An Avant-Garde Home For The Homeless

designboom.com | Posted 01.26.2013 | Arts

after introducing the various projects in the japanese pavilion of the 2012 venice architecture biennale, the collaborative team of japenese architect...

How One Farm Is Helping The Homeless While Supplying A High-End Eatery

Reuters | Posted 11.09.2012 | Small Business

* Miami sees itself as a model for reducing homelessness * Community farm project grows produce for upscale eatery By Za...

School Bus Driver Drops 4-Year-Old At Homeless Shelter

Posted 10.30.2012 | Education

LadyOurlove McInnis, a Minneapolis 4-year-old, was dropped off at a homeless shelter -- miles from her home -- after her first day of school Wednesday...

Nonprofit Merger Promises Better Job Placement, Housing For City's Homeless

Posted 07.12.2012 | Impact

One of the biggest homeless nonprofit mergers in California history is expected to bring help to 20,000 people in need. InnVision the Way Home and ...

Homeless, But Not Helpless -- A Personal Story

Ginny Clarke | Posted 08.07.2012 | Impact
Ginny Clarke

It appeared as though this woman and her child, or children, were homeless. Why else would you have your children outside on a park bench at 5 in the morning?

REPORT: Americans Clueless As To How Many People Living In Poverty

Posted 05.16.2012 | Impact

By Mark Hrywna, The NonProfit Times Americans don’t quite have an accurate picture of what poverty in the United States looks like, at least acco...

My Year at the Shelter

Terra Trevor | Posted 07.01.2012 | Impact
Terra Trevor

The year I worked at a group home youth crisis shelter with runaway, homeless and foster youth in transition is strung on a ribbon of memories as if it had been one long unending day.

Tyler Kingkade

Homeless In New York Highlighted In Aftermath Of Occupy Wall Street Zuccotti Eviction

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.19.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- When Occupy Wall Street protesters took over a park in Lower Manhattan this fall, they drew attention, perhaps inadvertently, to a proble...

Chloe Can't Sleep

Pat LaMarche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Pat LaMarche

I have many kids of every age in my life all the time. I work in a homeless shelter. The kids at work overflow into my home life. It's the saddest job benefit in the entire world's occupations.

Authorities Go AWOL At Contentious Homeless Shelter Meeting

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Manhattan residents were already irked when they arrived for a meeting about repurposing an Upper West Side hotel into a homeless shelter. But when go...

More Than 170,000 Families Visited Homeless Shelters In 2009

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

A newly released government report shows that approximately 170,000 families visited homeless shelters in 2009. This number is a 30 percent increase f...