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Homeless Women

Homeless Single Mom's Christmas Wish Is For $2,800 To Become A Hospice Nurse

Posted 12.24.2014 | Impact

Tara Walker, 31, kept her three kids outside of the grimy homeless shelter where they were staying in Albany, Oregon, for as many hours as she could d...

Nurse Has Helped Thousands Of Homeless Pregnant Women Rebuild Their Lives

Nico Pitney | Posted 12.22.2014 | Impact
Nico Pitney

Martha Ryan's clients are society's most vulnerable women. They are pregnant and they are homeless. Virtually all were born into poverty, and many...

Homeless But Still Human

Rachel Jackson-Bramwell | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Rachel Jackson-Bramwell

Speaking to homeless women, I always ask the question, "How did you get here?" The answer is often summed up the same -- "Life."

The Changing Faces of Homelessness: Multiple Mary and Invisible Jane Descend on San Francisco

Carla Escoda | Posted 11.18.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

As Jo Kreiter's astonishing aerial dancers came rappelling down the side of an 80-foot concrete and brick wall to an inventive score, a disgruntled resident of a neighboring building leaned out of his window and yelled "Turn it down!" -- reminding us of the perils of performing in public spaces.

These Often-Invisible Women Experience Sexual Assault At An Alarming Rate

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact

A new study reflects a troubling reality regarding sexual assault on Skid Row. The Downtown Women's Action Coalition, which aims to improve housi...

The Angel in All of Us

Tim McDonald | Posted 07.19.2014 | Impact
Tim McDonald

Our humanity has no labels or boundaries. We realize that certain choices in life lead us in different directions. The next time you see a friend, neighbor or homeless person, remember they all have an angel inside, and you can be the one to remind them, and the rest of us, of that.

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.

Women Who are Homeless in D.C. Have a New Home for the Holidays

Kristine K. Thompson | Posted 02.12.2013 | DC
Kristine K. Thompson

As winter temperatures in D.C. continue to plummet, the opening of Calvary Women's Services' new facility means even more vulnerable women will be offered a safe, warm home before the coldest days of winter hit, and right before the holiday season.

A Permanent Home Just in Time for the Holidays

Downtown Women's Center | Posted 01.27.2013 | Los Angeles
Downtown Women's Center

Now more than ever, it is important to look to effective models of serving the homeless community and implement them across our urban cities most affected by this issue.

Homelessness Myth #25: Here a Homeless, There a Homeless

Christine Schanes | Posted 12.10.2012 | Impact
Christine Schanes

I don't know anyone who believes that families choose a homeless lifestyle. There is nothing free and easy about their homelessness. And there are no romantic movies being made about their plight.

Homelessness: Man's Inhumanity to Man

Christine Schanes | Posted 10.07.2012 | Impact
Christine Schanes

When weighing the impact of both sides of homelessness issues, often one side appears to have a greater impact upon humanity than the other. In other words, in analyzing the issues of homelessness, the sides are not necessarily even.

450-Pound Woman Infamous For Baring All In Broward

Posted 06.25.2012 | Miami

A 450-pound homeless woman is making waves after being spotted all over Fort Lauderdale, sitting naked on local bus stops. In the most recent incid...

How a GED Is a Real Advantage in Reducing Family Homelessness in NYC

Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD

New Yorkers with a high school diploma or a GED lost jobs at half the rate of those who did not have them. At a time when unemployment hovers at 9.1 percent in NYC, a GED becomes crucial to finding and retaining a job.

Navigating The Health Care System For Homeless Women

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When Dr. Roseanna Means walked the streets of Boston, she talked to women living on the streets who were in need of medical care. She decided to hel...

BLANKET OF STARS: Homeless Women in Santa Monica

Debra Ollivier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Debra Ollivier

BLANKET OF STARS: Homeless Women in Santa Monica Actor and political satirist Harry Shearer once dubbed Santa Monica "home of the homeless." An apt ...

Maritza Byron And Amy Schaal Help Wisconsin Homeless Women Train For 5K

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In Racine, Wis., an unlikely group of women has banded together to support each other as they train for an upcoming 5K run. The group is spearheaded b...

Dallas Program Puts 40 Homeless Women Into New Apartments

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The walls are bare. The closets, nearly empty. And there's barely any furniture inside. But for 40 formerly homeless women, the Pebbles Apartments ar...