In just one of many examples of why the world is a cold, ugly place, "anti-homeless spikes" have materialized in London.
It was a numbingly cold night in January 2015. Despite having wrapped my body in multiple layers of clothing, I shivered incessantly as every hair on my arms and legs stood at attention.
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 stumble...
Simple discomfort is not a justification for violating human rights, calling in the police, or keeping the public out of public spaces.
Generous support from the Open Society Foundations and Capital One are behind recent grants designed to help communities plan and implement the eviden...
I have worked with non-profits for 8 years and with homeless individuals for the past 9. During that time, I did a lot of reflecting. I thought about how frustrating it was to feel stifled - how I wanted to make an enormous impact. And move fast.
Is this to be the brave new gay world? A world in which the public face of the queer community -- the gay, the white, the cisgender and the wealthy -- take their place among society's elite, leaving the transgender, the non-white, the poor and the homeless to fend for themselves?
Gere became involved in homelessness several years ago, spending time in shelters and connecting with the residents there. As the Producer of the film, Gere has also indicated he wants to make "Time Out of Mind" available to homelessness nonprofits to use for fundraising purposes.
I had been struggling with heroin addiction for nine years and tried everything to get clean. I was barely keeping a job and frequently going to twelve-step meetings, but I could not stop using heroin because every time I did, I would end up with terrible physical withdrawal.
. No child should be tossing and turning in bed in too-tight old and dirty jeans. No child should cry herself to sleep feeling alone in the dark. No child deserves to be afraid at night because tomorrow she is being transferred to another "new place."
Do you ever have it where the most casual decision of your day turns out to be your best decision? I woke up Friday morning, thinking it might be nic...
On Sunday, July 12th, the New York Post put an article on the front page of the paper showing a man semi-clothed being handcuffed by police with the title "URINE CUFFS!" The article then went on to demonize the homeless man.
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.
I have written a lot about finding home - the two words that, in my mind, sum up the essence of nomadic life. But until today, I had not felt the need to write about losing home.
Some people think science is dry or boring and has nothing to do with their lives. Still more believe that science has become so complex that politicians are incapable of talking about it, that no one but scientists can discuss it. But science is now so integral to every aspect of our lives that it has to be talked about by those who wield power.