The reality is that while the number has been decreasing, as recently as a few months ago, there were still more suicides per day among veterans stateside than deaths in active combat overseas (22 per day).
Over the last year, working for the City of New York alongside many others, I find myself surprised at how the media is able to create a narrative that often leads to a general misunderstanding of homelessness and poverty. Here's Joshua Hazelwood's story.
For a place to sleep, twenty four hour Fed Ex Office rocks! This might sound odd to some, but it totally works wonders. If you happen to have a laptop it's much easier to pull off, but you basically go in, start working, and "fall asleep" on your laptop. Most of the time they won't question you, since a lot of college kids will work out of them and inevitably crash while working.
A couple years ago, when I started experimenting with photography myself, I tried to think of any war zones close to New York I could visit. Since there weren't any immediate places that came to mind I trained my lens on the inequality I saw everyday: the homeless.
This will be challenging. It will cost money and political capital - neither of which is unlimited, and both of which are needed to build permanent supportive housing. But we need more of both.
This decision is a resounding victory for homeless families based not just on esoteric interpretations of law, but on a common understanding of basic human rights that must be protected for all DC residents, no matter their income.
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."