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Home Project ‘Conversations about home and homelessness’

Home Project ‘Conversations about home and homelessness’ | Homelessness | Scoop.it
‘Where ever I lay my hat is my home’, goes the old saying. An arts project in Melbourne is currently exploring what it means to be home. Is it a place, a feeling, a person? Is home really just the place you ‘lay your hat’?
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Despite a concentrated two year effort to deal with Fresno's homeless. Folks ... - ABC30.com

Despite a concentrated two year effort to deal with Fresno's homeless. Folks ... - ABC30.com | Homelessness | Scoop.it
“DVD copies of a new documentary about Fresno's homeless called "Our Lives, Surviving the Streets of Fresno" was just given to members of the City Council. It chronicles the lives of ten homeless.”
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Turning Data into Civic Tools: Journalists, Coders, Students Collaborate in Portland | PBS

Turning Data into Civic Tools: Journalists, Coders, Students Collaborate in Portland | PBS | Homelessness | Scoop.it
The University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication’s Agora Journalism Center hosted “Storytelling with Data Build-a-thon,” a three-day event bringing journalists, coders, designers and students to collaborate on data-driven tools and stories.Addressed were five civic topics: housing, education, earthquake preparedness, campaign finance and economic innovation.

Via Brian Steffens
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How do we build on this in Newcastle, The Hunter, Australia?

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Affordable housing needed to break the link between family violence and homelessness

The link between family violence and homelessness is complicated, but strong.
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Homeless, young job seekers miss out as services close

Homeless, young job seekers miss out as services close | Homelessness | Scoop.it
Victorian welfare agencies that have helped hundreds of homeless people hunt for jobs will have to close their specialist employment services after missing out on millions of dollars in federal funding.

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ReGenUC's curator insight, May 4, 2015 7:43 PM

On the impacts on vulnerable young people of cuts to Youth Projects' Good2go program and Hanover's employment services.

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Meet the homeless young women who've created their own 'Parliament'

Meet the homeless young women who've created their own 'Parliament' | Homelessness | Scoop.it
In the run up to the General Election, a group of young homeless women are trying to encourage their peers to vote and get their voices heard.
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Here's Proof That Helping Homeless Isn't About Donating.. It's About Investing In Your Community

Here's Proof That Helping Homeless Isn't About Donating.. It's About Investing In Your Community | Homelessness | Scoop.it
This nonprofit doesn't want your donation -- it wants you to "be selfish," actually.

In an ad posted online last month, the Weingart Center points out that helping the homeless isn't simply a charitable handout -- it bolsters entire com...

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Homes of the Homeless, Geffrye Museum, review: 'compelling'

Homes of the Homeless, Geffrye Museum, review: 'compelling' | Homelessness | Scoop.it
This exhibition tells the story – at once horrifying and uplifting – of how Victorian London tackled homelessness, says Richard Dorment

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Unkind Architecture: Designing Against the Homeless » Sociological Images

Unkind Architecture: Designing Against the Homeless » Sociological Images | Homelessness | Scoop.it

"Defensive architecture is revealing on a number of levels, because it is not the product of accident or thoughtlessness, but a thought process. It is a sort of unkindness that is considered, designed, approved, funded and made real with the explicit motive to exclude and harass. It reveals how corporate hygiene has overridden human considerations…"


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Norka McAlister's curator insight, April 5, 2015 7:58 PM

The government should try to develop better methods to keep homeless out of the street. Planning and designating a place to the homeless group by offering better conditions, will change the problem.  As the architects have new ideas to resolve a problem with the homeless, they should also be formulating ideas to prevent homelessness such as providing feasible shelter on the street. Part of the problem is that shelters should be marketed in the communities. Local businesses, policies and general communities could be more active in helping these minority groups to get aid and better their life. Cities should provide more programs and aid for the homeless group. 

Eden Eaves's curator insight, May 24, 2015 8:07 PM

These structures such as benches with dividers that make it impossible to lie down, spikes and protrusions on window ledges and in front of store windows, forests of pointed cement structures under bridges and freeways, emissions of high pitched sounds, and sprinklers that intermittently go off on sidewalks to prevent camping overnight are very rude and without a shadow of a doubt send a message to the homeless that they aren't welcomed, and we will do whatever it takes to make sure they cannot be comfortable; even something as simple as sitting on a windowsill.  

Logan Haller's curator insight, May 25, 2015 7:11 PM

This article deals with unit 7 because it discusses architecture and new  things in cities. In some cities they have defensive architecture to make it harder for homeless people to live. For example benches with dividers, and pointed cement structures under bridges. This tells the homeless they are unwanted and that others don't care about them.Some corporations have turned to aggressive ways to keep out homeless and the article says the government is denying it. In addition there are few resources to help the homeless and what they do have is insufficient. It also notes that free shelters are very rare. The author says that we should worry a little more about the homeless because "given just the right turn of events, it could happen to us."

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Vigil highlights growing number of homeless youth in WA

Vigil highlights growing number of homeless youth in WA | Homelessness | Scoop.it
Nearly 100 people attend a candlelit vigil in the gardens of Parliament House to draw attention to the growing number of homeless young people in Western Australia.
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To end homelessness we need to change our thinking

Just over a year ago, Wayne ‘Mouse’ Perry was stabbed to death while sleeping rough at Enterprise Park on the edge of the Melbourne CBD.
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Making connections to serve homeless youth - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Making connections to serve homeless youth
Minneapolis Star Tribune
A forum last Thursday at the Minnetonka Community Center shed light on the growing problem of youth homelessness, which falls largely under the radar in the suburbs.
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The importance of connections.

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Tent City: Inside DC's homeless camps - WTOP

Tent City: Inside DC's homeless camps - WTOP | Homelessness | Scoop.it
“Nestled within D.C.'s monuments and other tourist attractions, are dozens of homeless camps — areas littered with tents, where those with little or no money now call home.”
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City, county exploring 'one stop' homeless campus - Marin Independent Journal

City, county exploring 'one stop' homeless campus - Marin Independent Journal | Homelessness | Scoop.it
“San Rafael city leaders are working with the county to study a “one-stop” campus for homeless services.The concept, though still in early stages, would feature housing and other services.”
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Homelessness: Pathways and Prevention resource published

Between June 2014 and April 2015, IRISS led a project to explore the perceptions of, and approaches to, innovation in homelessness prevention in Scotland.

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An interesting project to follow. 

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More rapid rehousing programs are needed to keep families out of rooming houses

An investigation by Lateline this week confirmed that families are being pushed into rooming houses due to Victoria’s housing affordability crisis.
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Garden project run by homeless community expected to reap positive benefits - whnt.com

Garden project run by homeless community expected to reap positive benefits - whnt.com | Homelessness | Scoop.it
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle led the ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of First Stop's Green House Project, a community garden built and run by the homeless c...
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An empowering project.

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The young homeless people's election manifesto – in pictures

The young homeless people's election manifesto – in pictures | Homelessness | Scoop.it
Homeless young people identify the barriers they face in trying to find jobs and accommodation – and how a future government can help.

Via Darcy Delaproser
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It's not much different in Australia.

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This Street Corner Campaign Shows Two Sides To Homelessness

This Street Corner Campaign Shows Two Sides To Homelessness | Homelessness | Scoop.it
Streetcorners are a storytelling device in this new campaign in support of homeless youth..

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, April 8, 2015 1:21 PM

Today it's all about innovation in storytelling with the 2 articles I'm curating for you.


This one is all about the ingenious storytelling campaign in England to reduce homelessness among 16-25 year-olds. 


The charity Depaul UK has taken street corners and written 2 sides of the same story on it. One story is from the perspective of the homeowner, the other is from the perspective of the homeless youth.


They can be read separately, or together. It's brilliant.


Now -- are these really 'stories' in the classical structural sense? If we looked at them under a microscope, probably not. But what I love is that for me, yes they are still stories. Because stories do come in all shapes and sizes. 


The first litmus test is if they are sharing an experience -- which they are. The second litmus test is if they affect the reader in some way that might inspire some action. The answer is 'yes' again.


These short stories pack a punch and I hope they pull you in. I know they did for me. Think about how you can use this method -- both in writing and in presentation -- in your own business storytelling.


I love the creativity of how they are written and presented. It's pushing the storytelling envelope. I can't wait to see what is in store for us next :)


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

Character Minutes's curator insight, April 9, 2015 9:17 AM

more than likely there are two or more sides to any story.

Dominique Taste's curator insight, April 20, 2015 10:35 AM

L'association caritative anglaise Depaul affiche un storytelling simple et efficace : 2 histoires placardées en coin de rue. L'une présente la narration sous l'angle d'un  jeune sans domicile fixe, l'autre sous l'angle d'un jeune avec domicile. Le tout avec un rendu spectaculaire cohérent avec la cause défendue par Depaul.

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Impossible City: A youth-built off-grid movable eco-village for Seattle's homeless

Impossible City: A youth-built off-grid movable eco-village for Seattle's homeless | Homelessness | Scoop.it
A project by Seattle-based charity Sawhorse Revolution is both educating young people and creating accommodation for the homeless. The Impossible City is a community of housing built by local teen...

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Kristi Pallack's curator insight, April 20, 2015 2:06 PM

Youth changing the world, NBD. 

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Housing Affordability Discussion Paper

Housing Affordability Discussion Paper | Homelessness | Scoop.it
We’re for a stronger, smarter, and fairer Australia.
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Submissions close 31 May 2015.

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Youth advocates say almost half of homeless people in Australia are under 25

Youth advocates say almost half of homeless people in Australia are under 25 | Homelessness | Scoop.it
A group of not-for-profit groups that support homeless youth are running a campaign to bring national attention to the issue. They hope that the Federal Government will provide more money to tackle the problem. The government says they are already spending 2$30 million on a National Partnership Agreement on homelessness that is making frontline services for women and children experiencing domestic violence a priority, as well as homeless youth under 18.
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Learning to love data entry

As boring as the words ‘data entry’ sound, it informs a lot in our society from sporting statistics to government funding.
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