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Living on the Streets

On The Streets With NYC's Can Collectors

NARRATIVE.LY | Posted 11.13.2012 | New York

Paula, a 72-year-old Dominican woman pushing a blue collapsible shopping cart, turns the corner onto Moore Street in Bushwick. She takes in Roberta's,...

Mentoring The Tough And Risky: A Small Cadre Of Successful Women Mentor At-Risk Youth

Paul Wisenthal | Posted 07.09.2012 | Home
Paul Wisenthal

Jabious and Anthony Williams enrolled in an entrepreneurship program at their high school, sponsored by NFTE. In class, Patty Alper and Mena Lofland changed their lives and mentored their successes.

The Face Of America's Homeless Youth (VIDEO)

CNN | Jim Spellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

When the sun dips below the Rocky Mountains and the streets of Denver go dark, Lokki, his girlfriend Magic and their friend Tripp head home. They cli...

They Call Themselves 'Juggalos': They Are The Faces of America's Homeless Youth

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Life for the many homeless young adults in Denver, Colorado is far from what a normal 18 or 19-year-old would expect. After escaping abusive homes, th...

Homelessness Myth #6: Homeless People Sleep All The Time

Christine Schanes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Schanes

In this companion post, I asked some homeless people to share their feelings about sleep. I made no suggestions on what they should or should not share. I share their feelings with you.

Homelessness Myth #7: "Oh, No! A Transient!"

Christine Schanes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Schanes

It's time to stop using the word, "transient," to refer to homeless people. How should we refer to people without homes? Just that way... we can say, "people without homes, "homeless people."