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Welcome to the Library?

Sunday, July 24, 2016

I go to the library often—the central one as well as the branches in various neighborhoods near my house—and it’s not at all unusual for me to see there some of the clients of the charity where I work.  749 more words

Contradictions

'A Tiny Home for Good' in Syracuse opens its doors

Thousands of hours of volunteer sweat were on display Friday morning, as A Tiny Home for Good unveiled its first tiny home for formerly homeless people in Syracuse. 64 more words

Irish Investigations

816

shelterless people
speak on the radio–
when will my luck end?

Haiku

America's Refugees

Seventy-five percent of extremely low income families cannot find affordable rental housing, but it’s not for lack of effort (iii). Rather, a deficit of affordable housing leaves more than 10 million U.S.  523 more words

Poverty

The periphery

That delicious thing is an acai bowl and we ate one every morning for breakfast at a recent convention of the Foursquare Church.  We stopped into a nearby coffee house and enjoyed this healthy breakfast and a great cup of coffee each day, but on the third day we noticed one of the employees had a black eye.   926 more words

God

God’s Corner

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Less than ten blocks from our charity, there is a corner that looks like a place of despair and devastation.  At any given time, there are at least a dozen homeless people—and frequently many more—sitting on the sidewalk or milling around, often yelling or stepping into the street in spite of the traffic.  769 more words

Service

Working Poor

Imagine what it’s like to raise your family in a motel. The academic, nutritional and social consequences for children abound. It’s only a step above homelessness, but so many are cycling through seedy motel rooms because of the lack of affordable housing in Central Florida… Yesterday, my friend Jen and I volunteered to survey the occupants of some of these motels. 727 more words

Poverty