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Effects of Poverty, Hunger, and Homelessness on Children and Youth

Effects of Poverty, Hunger, and Homelessness on Children and Youth | Working and serving the new homeless | Scoop.it

Where child poverty is concentrated, the effects of youth poverty regarding academic achievement, psychosocial outcomes, and physical health, the prevalence of child hunger in the U.S., the effects of hunger and undernutrition on child development,...


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Well worth the time to read. If this continues our youth won't have a chance.

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AM - Father Bob's hip hop to help the homeless 19/04/2014

AM - Father Bob's hip hop to help the homeless 19/04/2014 | Working and serving the new homeless | Scoop.it
The South Melbourne priest Father Bob Maguire may seem an unlikely hip hop star But hes set his sights on the charts with a new album The $50 000 hes hoping to raise will go to helping the homel (RT @localherodotbiz: Father Bob’s hip hop to...
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Love this old priest! He knows what's real.

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Annette Schmeling's comment, April 20, 12:59 PM
Maquire's insight of not being able to owning a home with a dual income is right on target. The need to create economic human rights (such as basic income, access to health, education & entrepreneurial opportunity) in order to help all people to actualize their dreams. The changes needed today require a shift in mind and a shift in heart.
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Bans on Sharing Food With Homeless Persist - Reason

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Bans on Sharing Food With Homeless Persist
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U.S. NavyWith all the restrictions on selling and marketing food, it's easy to forget that even sharing food is sometimes still a crime.
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OMG what is wrong with that mayor of Birmingham?! I can't believe this.

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Pastor Banned From Feeding Homeless Because He Doesn't Have A Food ... - Huffington Post

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Pastor Banned From Feeding Homeless Because He Doesn't Have A Food ...
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Every other Saturday Rick Wood delivers hundreds of hot dogs and bottles of water to homeless people in need.
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This is so wrong. I've posted on fb already so now here is the scoop!

Please go and sign the petition to the Mayor of Birmingham to stop the madness. Let the Rev. feed the hungry. Dang there is no money coming out of his pocket!

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Statue Of A Homeless Jesus Startles A Wealthy Community

Statue Of A Homeless Jesus Startles A Wealthy Community | Working and serving the new homeless | Scoop.it
The bronze sculpture depicting Jesus huddled under a blanket on a park bench has provoked praise and complaints — and a call to the police — in its new North Carolina neighborhood.
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This is great! I want one for St. Boniface in San Francisco. We just don't have 22K in our coffers!

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Homeless GoPro - birthday

Homeless GoPro outfits homeless volunteers with donated high-definition personal cameras, which they use to capture the world as they see it. Learn more and ...
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This is cool. I like because it gives the homeless a chance to let us see what it is they do. People always ask,"Why are you homeless?"

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The 1% wants to ban sleeping in cars – because it hurts their 'quality of life'

The 1% wants to ban sleeping in cars – because it hurts their 'quality of life' | Working and serving the new homeless | Scoop.it
Gary Blasi: Depriving the homeless of their last shelter is Silicon Valley at its worst – especially when rich cities aren't doing anything to end homelessness (We have a few options with regard to the homeless: we could help them find homes, or....

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WTF?!?!? The 1% need to stop their madness! Rents have sky rocketed and working people can't afford the high-ass rents. Do something to help folks rather than filling your back accounts.

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Working poor's plight a major issue in year's campaigns

Working poor's plight a major issue in year's campaigns | Working and serving the new homeless | Scoop.it
When Rep. Jackie Speier recently spent the night in a homeless shelter, her biggest shock was sharing sleeping quarters and meals alongside a married couple with full-time jobs - the wife a Safeway checker, the husband an employee of OfficeMax. From 1979 to 2007, the state's top 1 percent enjoyed a nearly 200 percent increase in income, compared with 13 percent for the rest of the state, said the study, which warned that rising inequality threatened the American ideal that "all people should have opportunity to succeed, regardless of the circumstances of their birth." Multimillionaire GOP activist Ron Unz is circulating petitions for a ballot measure calling for a two-step increase in the minimum wage - to $10 an hour in 2015 and $12 the next year - which would put California's base pay at the top among states. Many Republicans are skeptical, pointing to a Congressional Budget Office study last week that said President Obama's proposed increase in the federal minimum wage from the current $7.25 to $10.10 would cost half a million jobs by 2016. Unz's argument to his party is that taxpayers are subsidizing businesses that pay low wages and force workers to seek food stamps and other government aid. Democrats pointed to the same Congressional Budget Office study and its finding that despite the predicted job losses, a minimum wage increase would boost 900,000 families out of poverty and increase incomes for 16.5 million workers.
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Our political leaders need to be ashamed. This issue of the working poor has been true since the 80's just got out of control. Read on....

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Angry Residents Wave Pitchforks, Torches In Protest Of Mayor's Crackdown On ... - Huffington Post

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Angry Residents Wave Pitchforks, Torches In Protest Of Mayor's Crackdown On ...
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OMG! What is wrong with people in government?! Read this article and I hope it fires you up like it did the folks with the pitch forks. OMG!

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San Francisco Cops Pool Their Own Money To Shelter Homeless Family Of Seven

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Police officers often see homeless residents in some of the most despondent conditions, but sometimes even they are so moved by those in need that they step in to help with personal resources.
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Just love this story. This is what should be on the front page of all news. Yes police do have hearts too!

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Greece grapples with soaring numbers of abandoned children and babies - Washington Post (blog)

Greece grapples with soaring numbers of abandoned children and babies - Washington Post (blog) | Working and serving the new homeless | Scoop.it
Washington Post (blog) Greece grapples with soaring numbers of abandoned children and babies Washington Post (blog) State orphanages and charity centers, meantime, are teeming with unwanted children — many of them neglected and increasingly...
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This is truly sad and folks need to know about it! Peace and let us pray for those children.

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Buses retrofitted with showers to roll out for homeless people

Buses retrofitted with showers to roll out for homeless people | Working and serving the new homeless | Scoop.it
Buses retrofitted with showers to roll out for homeless people The 51-year-old public relations executive, mother and Western Addition resident has launched a new program to turn decommissioned Muni buses into shower stalls, drive them to...
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Love this! Doniece Sandoval is one woman putting her time and money into making a difference for homeless people in San Francisco. We need more people like her. Please take the time to read about her project. Peace.

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Bills to help California's homeless vets signed into law - San Jose Mercury News

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San Francisco Chronicle Bills to help California's homeless vets signed into law San Jose Mercury News SAN DIEGO -- Gov.


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Yes California! Gov. Brown (former Jesuit) is on it!

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A 25-Year Fight: Ending Homelessness in Fairfax County - Patch.com

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A 25-Year Fight: Ending Homelessness in Fairfax County Patch.com “It saddens me that in one of the richest communities in the united states that there are still people who are homeless – who live in the woods, who live in hotels, who live on the...


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This is worth checking out. True or not?!

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Green Pastures - Releasing the Church to End Homelessness

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Green Pastures (RT @GreenPastures_: Today we will mostly be housing & caring for ?#homeless? people. http://t.co/KmdNJAhMAK?)
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This is awesome. Check it out.

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Homeless Jesus statue gets audience with an admiring Pope Francis | Toronto Star

Homeless Jesus statue gets audience with an admiring Pope Francis | Toronto Star | Working and serving the new homeless | Scoop.it

ife of Jesus Sculpture depicting Jesus as a homeless man was rejected by cathedrals in Toronto and New York, but could end up near the Vatican after Pope Francis expressed his admiration.

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This Pope knows and understands that we all need to wake up and to walk the talk. The life of Jesus was real. He was homeless. He moved around preaching and hanging out with people. Wow when will we learn....

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Former homeless man's good deeds catch Ellen DeGeneres' attention - KCCI Des Moines

Former homeless man's good deeds catch Ellen DeGeneres' attention - KCCI Des Moines | Working and serving the new homeless | Scoop.it
KCCI Des Moines Former homeless man's good deeds catch Ellen DeGeneres' attention KCCI Des Moines Walton closes his doors and serves free meals to homeless people every Monday night, but he never expected the nationwide attention that his good...
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I just Ellen DeGeneres. She does such good stuff by just staying informed. She gives us news that the news programs NEVER gives us. Nothing ever is good happening on these news stations. There are good people out there that do care about other people. Thank God!

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Homeless Man Straps on Camera to Document Life on the Streets - ABC News (blog)

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Homeless Man Straps on Camera to Document Life on the Streets
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Project co-founder Erika Barraza said it was borne from a need to hear directly from homeless people on their daily struggles.
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Another take on homeless telling their story.

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justinryocheah's photo on Instagram (Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel served delicious hotel food for our homeless clients #kechara… http://t.co/RwAbAkJcYW)...
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S.F. Supervisor Breed's plan: Put homeless in public housing

S.F. Supervisor Breed's plan: Put homeless in public housing | Working and serving the new homeless | Scoop.it
Supervisor London Breed announced legislation Tuesday that would earmark $2.6 million to rehabilitate 172 public housing units that are too run down for people to live in - housing she wants used for homeless families. Breed is asking the city to spend the money immediately and outside the normal budget process, possibly to circumvent federal housing law, which requires hopeful public housing residents to be called off a wait list that has been full, and closed, for four years. Breed, who grew up in public housing in the Western Addition, the neighborhood she represents, said she has waited long enough for improvements and that it's better for the city to put roofs over homeless families' heads in violation of federal law than to leave them on the streets. Housing Authority issuesLee last year made a commitment to help rehabilitate the San Francisco Housing Authority after The Chronicle unearthed myriad issues facing the agency, including employee lawsuits filed against now-fired director Henry Alvarez, allegations he steered contracts to friends and political allies, and a score from federal inspectors rating it as one of the two worst public housing agencies in California. With the help of the Mayor's Office of Housing, the Housing Authority has qualified for a new federal program that will allow private and nonprofit affordable housing developers to take over some properties as long as they pay to upgrade them. Extra points, for example, are given to veterans, homeless families, homeless seniors, homeless people with disabilities, people who were evicted from apartments in San Francisco, and people who pay more than 70 percent of household income in rent.
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Finally someone in SF is making it happen: a place for homeless families to live. I can't believe there are 6,000+ units empty because "the city" can't find money to fix these units. Really? Politicians find money for what they want. We have to follow this and support Supervisor London. Peace.

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The State of Homelessness in Canada 2013 | The Homeless Hub

The State of Homelessness in Canada 2013 | The Homeless Hub | Working and serving the new homeless | Scoop.it
The State of Homelessness in Canada: 2013 is the first extensive Canadian report card on homelessness. This report examines what we know about homelessness, the historical, social and economic context in which it has emerged, ...
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Go Canada! Really hope this just ain't another report going the shelves. Seems like real action is happening. Thank you for your insight and study and for publishing.

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What a Homeless Man Taught Me About Leadership - Huffington Post

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What a Homeless Man Taught Me About Leadership
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It was the second day in a row I passed by a man sitting on the sidewalk on Broadway in front of a now closed restaurant near my office in New York City.
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Yes, one person at a time. Drop the labels and see what happens. Well worth the time to read. Peace.

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Pensacola moves to eliminate homeless 'blanket ban' - Pensacola News Journal

Pensacola moves to eliminate homeless 'blanket ban' - Pensacola News Journal | Working and serving the new homeless | Scoop.it
ThinkProgress Pensacola moves to eliminate homeless 'blanket ban' Pensacola News Journal The Pensacola City Council on Thursday took the first step toward abolishing a controversial law that makes it a crime for the homeless to sleep with a blanket...
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Finally!

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Arise, Tenderloin

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This article is long but so well worth the read. I posted on my fb page but I know many will not take the time to read all of it so the part I want you all to have is this: "...Regular teams of company volunteers serve meals at Glide and cook breakfast at the Gubbio Project, a unique program at St. Boniface Parish that allows people to sleep on its pews between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. (The Gubbio Project deserves special mention. Seymour took me and a half dozen Tech Lab employees into St. Boniface one morning. It’s a regular part of his walking tour. Inside the beautiful old church, 80 or 90 people were sleeping—old Asian ladies, children, scruffy people who looked down on their luck, even a couple of young Euro-looking travelers with backpacks. Most of them were lying on the pews, a few in the aisles. The smell of incense filled the air. It was silent and warm, a refuge. The figure of Christ looked down from behind the altar. I am not a religious person, but I found my eyes blinded with tears.)"

Peace, love and prayers.

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One Million K-12 Students Are Homeless - Truth-Out

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One Million K-12 Students Are Homeless Truth-Out (Image: Student silhouette via Shutterstock)Homelessness is defined as not having a regular permanent residence.


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This article is an eye opener! I knew there were homeless college students but not as many as written here. Think WE need to do something about this massive issue?! Please read and pass on. Thanks and peace.

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Why? 3.5 Million Homeless and 18.5 Million Vacant Homes in the US

Why? 3.5 Million Homeless and 18.5 Million Vacant Homes in the US | Working and serving the new homeless | Scoop.it
In the last few days, the U.S. government census figures have revealed that 1 in 2 Americans have fallen into poverty or are struggling to live on low incomes.

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I keep asking the same question. What is up with us having any homeless?! Okay America let's get real. Peep this article.

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