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Family Homelessness

A Woman's Homelessness Is Different

Carey Fuller | Posted 07.14.2014 | Impact
Carey Fuller

Becoming an advocate for local homeless folks wasn't something I planned on becoming, it was just something I ended up doing after I had become homeless myself.

No Sweet Dreams For D.C.'s Homeless Children

Patty Mullahy Fugere | Posted 05.06.2014 | DC
Patty Mullahy Fugere

D.C. has reverted back to a practice that it conceded was unacceptable, even when the District was mired in financial strife: Placing children and their parents in makeshift shelters at rec centers.

Failure at the Finish Line: How the Bloomberg Administration Increased Family Homelessness

Ralph da Costa Nunez | Posted 02.09.2014 | New York
Ralph da Costa Nunez

Family homelessness is not a one-dimensional issue -- that not all families become homeless for the same reason.Without coming to grips with these realities, those in the Bloomberg administration were never able to get ahead of the issue.

The Ultimate Stocking Stuffer: A Room

Amanda Andere | Posted 01.25.2014 | DC
Amanda Andere

With the holidays around the corner, I start getting questions from many volunteers about how they can help those in our community who are struggling....

America's Homeless Children - Unseen, but Counted

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

Our education system focuses on many essential factors intended to create a platform for success for our children. But far too often we overlook the u...

The Homeless You Don't See, but Need to See! Warning: This Video Will Mess You up!

Mark Horvath | Posted 11.09.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Being on a road trip focusing on homeless youth it was important to tell the story of the homelessness you don't see - the millions of American famili...

When the Right to Shelter Isn't Quite Right

Ralph da Costa Nunez | Posted 09.23.2013 | New York
Ralph da Costa Nunez

New York City has always provided for those in need. What is in question now is how to do so in an efficient, effective, and humane way, one that is fair to both those citizens truly in need and those New Yorkers who are paying the bill.

David Wertheimer from Gates Foundation on Family Homelessness

Mark Horvath | Posted 08.04.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

"If all we're ever going to do is manage homelessness, we will carry that expense until the end of time" ~ David Wertheimer The above is a quote that...

DC's new status quo: homeless families, children left in the cold

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

If you follow DC news, you are well aware of the recent buzz around the crisis facing homeless families in the District. While this issue needs to be ...

LA Family Housing on Family Homelessness

Mark Horvath | Posted 12.21.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath

I support the "Housing First" model, but so often chronic homeless individuals are placed into an apartment without adequate support.

My Reflections as a Homeless Mother on Tavis Smiley and Cornel West's Poverty 2.0 Tour

Carey Fuller | Posted 11.13.2012 | Black Voices
Carey Fuller

Kudos to Tavis Smiley and Cornel West as they embark on their Poverty 2.0 tour but as a homeless mother, I'd like to know when they'll be in Seattle soon...

Are You Sure You Really Want to Know?

Carey Fuller | Posted 11.07.2012 | Impact
Carey Fuller

A friend of mine running for public office once asked me what he could do for folks like me and although I know he means well, I don't think he has any idea of what he's really asking.

Saki Knafo

The New Hotel Homeless

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 04.22.2012 | Business

Melissa was always on the move, wandering in and out of people's rooms, going from pool to basketball court and back to pool, climbing up the big tree...

Are Schools On Wheels An Answer To Child Homelessness?

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.05.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath

On a past road trip, I connected with Indianapolis School on Wheels. The program provides educational help to homeless students in 10 shelters and 2 s...

Saki Knafo

Should Homeless People Be Sheltered Or Diverted? Obama Budget Renews Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

Every night, homeless shelters across the country turn away thousands of people seeking beds -- and not just because they're full, though they often a...

Saki Knafo

They Live In Motels And On Friends' Couches, But Are These Kids Homeless?

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 02.12.2012 | Education

Homeless kids have the right to an education. That's the basic rationale behind the McKinney-Vento Act of 1987, a law meant to ensure that homeless ki...

Saki Knafo

Amid A Rising Tide Of Poverty, A Proposal To Change New York's Homeless Shelters

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 02.07.2012 | New York

As a tide of poverty rises throughout the country, the Bronx stands out as a place where the waters have climbed especially high. So it's no great sur...

'We'll Leave The Light On For You': More Families Call Motels Home

Joel John Roberts | Posted 09.23.2011 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

If your family is homeless, an excursion to an off-the-road motel becomes a shelter from the harsh conditions of street life.

Man Uses Queen & Kermits To Call Attention To Family Homelessness (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

While a dueling pair of Kermit the Frog puppets and a hit song by Queen don't seem the most obvious conduits to raise awareness about the the rising n...

Homelessness Myth #10: Serving Is Tiring

Christine Schanes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Schanes

How do these busy service providers defy the law of nature that says energy expended must be replenished? How do they continue to serve humanity with little support or encouragement?

'Tis the Season to Get Dirty and Help Fight Homelessness

Mark Horvath | Posted 11.17.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath

The 12 Days of Christmas Homeless Push is rather simple. We've come up with a starter list themed around the 12 Days of Christmas, only this is the 12for12k version.