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Arresting Portraits Give Voices To Homeless People In America's Poorest Big City

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.24.2014 | Impact

More than a quarter of Philadelphians are in desperate need of some brotherly love. With 26.3 percent of its population living below the national p...

Keys to the Shelter: New Ways to Empower Women Out of Homelessness

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

Unaccompanied women on the street and in shelters face unique challenges. Studies show that they often leave their living situations later than men in the downward-spiral process.

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The Huffington Post | Amory Blaine | Posted 10.02.2014 | Training

The homeless population in Denver now has an abundance of life-changing resources available for them to access. And each one is under one (very large)...

'Only Development Of Its Kind' Gets It Right Offering Housing, Medical, Mental Care To Homeless

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.12.2014 | Impact

The homeless population in Denver now has an abundance of life-changing resources available for them to access. And each one is under one (very large)...

Artist Mark Barone's Portrait Project: 5,500 Shelter Dogs Who Are Gone, But Will Never Be Forgotten

Joan K. Smith | Posted 05.12.2014 | Impact
Joan K. Smith

Very few animals who enter the shelter system come out alive; instead, a high proportion are euthanized, often in horrific gas chambers, in spite of volunteer networks scurrying to place adoptable shelter dogs in homes before their short time runs out.

It's not Housing First or shelters. It's Housing First AND shelters!

Mark Horvath | Posted 03.05.2014 | Impact
Mark Horvath

We have a problem. A very serious problem that is getting worse. A problem that we created! A problem that is polarizing homeless services in communit...

Pre-Thanksgiving Stories -- Local Homeless Purges Across Nation

David Tereshchuk | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media
David Tereshchuk

It's a long-standing media tradition, and not just among the BHLM ("bleeding-heart-liberal-media") to mark Thanksgiving by paying some attention -- be it sincere or merely dutiful -- to those citizens who clearly don't have a lot to be thankful for.

Being Born as a Surplus Pet Is a Predictor of Shelter Relinquishment

Ruth Steinberger | Posted 10.13.2013 | Impact
Ruth Steinberger

Our nation has long had a love affair with "pets" or "companion animals" -- dogs, cats, rabbits and other cute critters. But while we seem to value our relationships with the animals that share our homes, we're fickle.

Remembering: Heroes Without Homes

Amanda Andere | Posted 07.22.2013 | DC
Amanda Andere

Memorial Day barbecues are being planned as we prepare to remember the millions of veterans who have served our nation, protecting and defending those less fortunate as well as our way of life. For some of these veterans, the idea of a backyard barbecue is far from their reality.

What It's Like to Tell People You're Homeless

Carey Fuller | Posted 01.30.2013 | Impact
Carey Fuller

Homeless. To many that word might as well be a scarlet "H" stamped across your forehead once you end up in it but as I often tell people, it is an experience, not a personality trait.

Hot and Cold on Homelessness

Amanda Andere | Posted 10.21.2012 | DC
Amanda Andere

Summer's scorching days mean it's time to plan for the cold. Our Hypothermia Prevention and Response Program help the homeless in our community survive the winter weather.

Reality TV Starring Shelter Cats

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 10.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Of course, no remote-controlled toy can take the place of the love, security and permanency of a forever home. Hopefully, this remote-controlled device can play a role in helping more homeless kitties find adoptive families.

I'm Sorry

Lisa Schultz | Posted 07.07.2012 | Impact
Lisa Schultz

There are many things I forget these days -- those that I remember are significant, usually because they touched me in some way, caused me to think, to question, and possibly to change.

How One 16-Year-old Girl Is Still Changing Lives

Carla Alpert And Diane Prefontaine | Posted 01.28.2012 | Impact
Carla Alpert And Diane Prefontaine

Her goal was simple -- to make teen girls living in a foster care facility feel beautiful; her idea -- BIG. She set out to have a fashion show where these girls would be the stars of the runway.

Service Providers, Unite!

Christine Schanes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Schanes

What concerns me most about isolationism among service providers is that service providers tend to criticize solutions to homelessness proposed by service providers other than themselves.

7 Best Ways To Volunteer In L.A.

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Want to kick off 2010 with a few good deeds? If you're in the Los Angeles area, ABC-7 has you covered. From giving back a little puppy love to raisi...

Lucky Finds Her Prince Charming in Prince Harry

Wendy Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Wendy Diamond

Lucky and I dropped by the New York League of Humane Voters City Council event and listened to politicians jockeying for top-dog positions.