How To Help Someone Facing Homelessness

If you are truly trying to help someone facing a serious financial crisis and potential homelessness, then begin by familiarizing yourself with the realities of poverty. In the United States, there are resources available, but they are limited. Extremely limited. … Continue reading

Service Project Ideas: Helping the Homeless

If you really want to use your service project to help the homeless, then consider doing the following: Make a List About YOU: Make a list of all of the key characteristics that describe you, right now, as a person. … Continue reading

Solving Homelessness: Health Care

A true universal healthcare system would help to place all Americans on equal footing within the medical care system. It would place every person under the same medical payment system, giving all citizens access to the same medical resources without fear of financial devastation. Continue reading

Solving Homelessness: Legal Assistance and Reform

Any form of legal entanglement is devastating to impoverished families. Criminal cases are common and many of them are based on racial profiling or ridiculous laws criminalizing basic human bodily functions, specifically designed (and selectively enforced) to target poor people because those with power don’t like seeing poor people in public spaces. Continue reading

Solving Homelessness: Living Wage Work

A very simple program that simply provided a living wage job to any and every person who applied would go a long way toward reducing poverty (extreme or otherwise), preventing homelessness, and providing homeless people a much-needed opportunity to move into long-term housing. Continue reading

Homeless Payment Plan

The large building had multiple floors and housed multitudes of San Diego’s homeless. With so many homeless people all in one place, we lost our individuality and became numbers for their population statistics. They stopped focusing on individual families and instead … Continue reading

Homeless Communities

All of the following groups are working to establish communities for people trying to survive extreme poverty (homelessness): Rootz of Change: (Atlanta, GA, USA) An intentional community, farm, training center and a community of anti-poverty activists. Dignity Village: (Portland, OR, … Continue reading

What To Do When You Are Facing Homelessness

This is a follow-up to my post How To Help Someone Facing Homelessness. If you are trying to help someone else who is facing homelessness, then read the first post – it’s long and detailed, but it contains a lot of … Continue reading

Grown-Ups Choice: Homelessness and Building Community

I bought this book for myself. I read it to the children in my life – they like it too – but this is one of a small selection of children’s books that I bought specifically because I really liked it: … Continue reading

Reasons for Avoiding Homeless Shelters

There are many reasons why homeless people avoid using the local shelter. Some of the more commonly known reasons are a lack of sanitation, infestation with bugs or rodents, extremely dangerous people already using the shelter, problems with theft, enforced … Continue reading