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Homelessness in America

What These Chick-Fil-A Employees Did For Their Homeless Co-Worker Will Warm Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 12.29.2014 | Divorce

The spirit of giving was alive and well in Raleigh, North Carolina thanks to a team of kindhearted Chick-fil-A employees. Sheree Carter, 37, has wo...

If Life Is a Game, What Are the Rules?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 01.21.2015 | Education
Stuart Muszynski

The students who make up the poverty and homeless statistics that some suburbanites look at dispassionately, shaking their heads while proclaiming, "Not in America!" -- these kids want to succeed.

Sugar, The Movie, And Homeless Youth In America

Leslie Handler | Posted 09.22.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Handler

It's a beautiful film with a superb acting ensemble of both professional actors and actual homeless people.

Homeless In America

The WorldPost | Chandran Nair | Posted 06.02.2014 | World

"The Other Hundred" is a unique photo book project aimed as a counterpoint to the Forbes 100 and other media rich lists by telling the stories of peop...

This Teen Is Choosing To Stay In A Cardboard Box For The Families That 'Must Live' That Way

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.09.2014 | Impact

Most teenagers don't choose to be homeless, but Josh Bartlow isn't like most teenagers. To the high school freshman from Illinois, a cardboard box ove...

Compassionately Dealing With Mental Illness in America

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 09.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

When it comes to mental illness, we need more tolerance, empathy and compassion. We need to remove the barriers to help, and remember that if it were our family member or friend who had such problems, we would view things with a lot more compassion.

Homeless Camping Ban Passed By City Council

Posted 05.15.2012 | Denver

A controversial ordinance to ban "unauthorized" camping in the city of Denver--a measure that specifically targets homeless people sleeping on the str...

Preliminary Homeless 'Camping' Ban Approved By Denver City Council

Posted 05.01.2012 | Denver

A proposal to ban "unauthorized" camping in the city of Denver--a measure that specifically targets homeless people sleeping on the streets--has gotte...

Denver Camping Ban Gets Delayed

Posted 04.20.2012 | Denver

On Thursday, the Denver Commission On Homelessness called for a delay on any further action on the city's proposed "unauthorized camping ban" for at l...

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...

Camping Ban Battle Heats Up: ACLU Writes Letter To City Council

Posted 04.17.2012 | Denver

A controversial proposal to "ban unauthorized camping" in the city of Denver has gotten the attention of the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorad...

Occupy Denver's Open Letter To Hancock Over Camping Ban

Posted 04.09.2012 | Denver

Denver's City Council is considering an ordinance to "ban unauthorized camping" throughout the city, The Denver Post recently reported, and critics of...

One-Third Of Shelter Residents Are Newly Homeless

Posted 12.01.2011 | Religion

By Josef Kuhn Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Nearly one in five clients of Christian rescue missions said they were victims of physical vi...

Understanding The Psalms Through The Cries Of The Homeless

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 10.10.2011 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

"Attend to me, and answer me; am troubled in my complaint. I am distraught by the noise of the enemy, because of the clamor of the wicked."

The Buddhist Way Of Being Present To Suffering

Bernie Glassman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bernie Glassman

If you venture out to remember society's forgotten people, and you do so with a spirit of presence and equanimity, you can experience deep fulfillment and wholeness.

Court Program Helps Homeless Get Clean Slate

Detroit Free Press | L. L. Brasier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Timothy Payne was facing several hundred dollars in traffic fines, and unable to get his driver's license back because of them. Already teetering on ...

Homeless Families In America Increase By 9 Percent

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Released Tuesday, the U.S. Conference of Mayors 2010 Status Report on Hunger & Homelessness in American Cities -- in their annual assessment of 26 Ame...

Homeless Veterans In America: Serving Those In Need

Bishop James Magness | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bishop James Magness

Nearly one in four homeless persons is a veteran. Shocked? You should be, because these are the people who served you, many of whom risked their lives when they went off to fight this country's wars.

Gulf's Homeless Population Grows As People Seek Work

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Homeless shelters across the Gulf coast have seen increased numbers in recent months, as those from elsewhere in the U.S. seek cleanup work. According...