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Are you warm today?

Today we are having another winter storm and as many of us stay home from work & school in our warm homes remember that thousands of homeless New Yorkers are struggling to survive on the streets where high winds, frigid temperatures, snow, and freezing rain can put them at risk of life-threatening illnesses like hypothermia and frostbite. 209 more words

Homeless Outreach

The time to make a difference is now

A fact of life is that not all people are given the same opportunities. Social determinants can predict among other things education, financial security, and success in life. 129 more words

Homeless Outreach

Eye of the Beholder

“This feels like homeless porn,” I said to the other women in the outreach van.

It felt like all those pictures of the ruination of Detroit, the desolation of its once ornate and grand places, the degradation of churches and train stations. 477 more words

Homelessness

Discrimination against the homeless

The power of the vote is a force that many citizens underestimate and underutilize.  As we see our children engage in civil disobedience by protesting against gun violence, we are reminded that true political power lies with the citizens of our nation and that we need to let our voices be heard when we see the lack of laws or unjust laws.  207 more words

Homeless Outreach

Kinder viewpoint of success

Being homeless:

Society puts so much emphasis on being successful and obtaining the American as way to obtain happiness and have a social status. At some point or the other somebody has told you “You can be or do anything you set your mind to”. 310 more words

Homeless Outreach

Eye Contact

As soon as the man boarded the subway train and opened his mouth to speak, I was already talking myself out of taking action.  I heard him talking, but I wasn’t actively listening.  1,125 more words

Sowing Seeds

Villains in Real Life

The villains I face don’t wear fancy costumes or fearsome armor ( though it would make things more fun, lol ).

Often they’re clothed with titles of respectability or cloaked in attitudes of indifference or outright hostility toward those they consider beneath them; people whom I uplift as a safety advocate. 36 more words

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