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The new homeless are young and educated, two parent families with children and middle class working people.
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Government and NGOs Fight Homelessness in San Francisco: Is it Working? - Triple Pundit

Government and NGOs Fight Homelessness in San Francisco: Is it Working? - Triple Pundit | Working and serving the new homeless | Scoop.it
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Government and NGOs Fight Homelessness in San Francisco: Is it Working?
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homeless San Francisco is known for being a county with forward-thinking policies toward its homeless community.

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Interestng! Folks in power on ego trips.

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America is Ignoring Homeless Families - BillMoyers.com

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America is Ignoring Homeless Families BillMoyers.com Since 2007, there has been a 19 percent decline in chronically homeless single adults. In contrast, family homelessness has increased by more than 13 percent over the same period.


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If you are serious about what is going on with our homeless families then read this. Bill Moyers is right on here. Please take the time to read it and hit all the references....thank you.

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Being Homeless Shouldn't Be Fatal

Being Homeless Shouldn't Be Fatal | Working and serving the new homeless | Scoop.it

The death of a homeless youth always leads me to look inward and think of what might have been, how strong and energetic that life could have been given the right circumstances.


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Kevin Ryan wrote this and it is worth reading. He is with Covenant House in NY which is a great place serving youth. Our kids should not have to die on the streets. How do we wake up folks to this every day tragedy?!?
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Irma L. Dillard's curator insight, April 17, 2013 7:15 PM
Kevin Ryan wrote this and it is worth reading. He is with Covenant House in NY which is a great place serving youth. Our kids should not have to die on the streets. How do we wake up folks to this every day tragedy?!?
Obiri Mokini's curator insight, April 18, 2013 8:18 AM

Expecially if one  is forced to become victim of useless , senseless war caused by greed.

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***Expecially if one  is forced to become victim of useless , senseless war caused by greed.

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(Video) Moyers Explores Homelessness in Silicon Valley - KQED (blog)

(Video) Moyers Explores Homelessness in Silicon Valley - KQED (blog) | Working and serving the new homeless | Scoop.it

The National (Video) Moyers Explores Homelessness in Silicon Valley KQED (blog) Homelessness is increasing in Silicon Valley even as the area mints more and more millionaires, reports television journalist Bill Moyers.


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Check this part out as well.

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A New Focus on Poverty Raises a Question About Times Coverage

A New Focus on Poverty Raises a Question About Times Coverage | Working and serving the new homeless | Scoop.it

The Times has done some great work on the issue of poverty. But is it enough, given the depth of the problem? (RT @Ntl_Homeless: Does mainstream media adequately cover issues of poverty & homelessness?


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Wow an srticle addressing my question of why isn't real issues in the headlines. Well read on . . .

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In This Room

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How one homeless US family, trapped by diminished economic opportunities, is navigating through the daily challenges. (#Homelessness in #Chicago, #USA.


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A wonderful story of a family who will not give up. There is hope.

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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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The Real Cost of Homelessness | JordonCooper.com

The Real Cost of Homelessness | JordonCooper.com | Working and serving the new homeless | Scoop.it

The Real Cost of Homelessness. Mar 4th, 2013. by Jordon Cooper. Cost of homelessness infographic. Share this: Posted in: economics, homelessness, video. Tagged: infographic · Stephen Gaetz · Vimeo. ← Interviewing Zach Jeffries ...


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Youth Venture Blog: A woman on a mission to end homelessness

Youth Venture Blog: A woman on a mission to end homelessness | Working and serving the new homeless | Scoop.it
Want to hear how a normal girl from Connecticut became a changemaker who has saved thousands of people from homelessness? Rosanne Haggerty, a successful Ashoka Fellow who has helped many homeless people, ...

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Now here is someone making a difference.

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Imagine how different the world would be today without the contributions of countless individuals throughout time, who believed in something special, had a dream, had a powerful vision, and followed their calling(s) with passion, despite the resistance they encountered.

 

Restorative, Strategic & Compassion - values at work to make a difference in the lives of others.

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How Social Media Can Help the Homeless - Huffington Post

How Social Media Can Help the Homeless - Huffington Post | Working and serving the new homeless | Scoop.it
How Social Media Can Help the HomelessHuffington PostHis own homelessness contributed to Horvath's awakening -- he's been on the streets twice -- but it was this insight that inspired him to found InvisiblePeople.tv, a nonprofit that helps fight...

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Read this!

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Kirkland father speaks about moving out of homelessness since son, Sky ... - Kirkland Reporter

Kirkland father speaks about moving out of homelessness since son, Sky ... - Kirkland Reporter | Working and serving the new homeless | Scoop.it

Kirkland father speaks about moving out of homelessness since son, Sky ...


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Video game takes new approach to homelessness

Video game takes new approach to homelessness | Working and serving the new homeless | Scoop.it

The Ottawa Mission has decided the best way to fight stereotypes around homelessness is through video games.


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Right on!

 

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Being Homeless Shouldn't Be Fatal

Being Homeless Shouldn't Be Fatal | Working and serving the new homeless | Scoop.it

The death of a homeless youth always leads me to look inward and think of what might have been, how strong and energetic that life could have been given the right circumstances.


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Irma L. Dillard's curator insight, April 17, 2013 7:15 PM
Kevin Ryan wrote this and it is worth reading. He is with Covenant House in NY which is a great place serving youth. Our kids should not have to die on the streets. How do we wake up folks to this every day tragedy?!?
Obiri Mokini's curator insight, April 18, 2013 8:18 AM

Expecially if one  is forced to become victim of useless , senseless war caused by greed.

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Via~~ Obiri Mokini's insight:

***Expecially if one  is forced to become victim of useless , senseless war caused by greed.

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Campaign Fights Homelessness with Feature Film, Smartphone Game, & Social ... - PR Web (press release)

Campaign Fights Homelessness with Feature Film, Smartphone Game, & Social ... - PR Web (press release) | Working and serving the new homeless | Scoop.it

PR Web (press release) Campaign Fights Homelessness with Feature Film, Smartphone Game, & Social ... PR Web (press release) The @home campaign follows homeless activist Mark Horvath, the founder of Invisible People.


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Gotta read this and follow...highly recommend!

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Being Homeless Shouldn't Be Fatal

Being Homeless Shouldn't Be Fatal | Working and serving the new homeless | Scoop.it

The death of a homeless youth always leads me to look inward and think of what might have been, how strong and energetic that life could have been given the right circumstances.


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Irma L. Dillard's insight:
Kevin Ryan wrote this and it is worth reading. He is with Covenant House in NY which is a great place serving youth. Our kids should not have to die on the streets. How do we wake up folks to this every day tragedy?!?
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Irma L. Dillard's curator insight, April 17, 2013 7:14 PM
Kevin Ryan wrote this and it is worth reading. He is with Covenant House in NY which is a great place serving youth. Our kids should not have to die on the streets. How do we wake up folks to this every day tragedy?!?
Obiri Mokini's curator insight, April 18, 2013 8:18 AM

Expecially if one  is forced to become victim of useless , senseless war caused by greed.

Doingtime2's curator insight, April 26, 2013 4:59 AM

Via~~ Obiri Mokini's insight:

***Expecially if one  is forced to become victim of useless , senseless war caused by greed.

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'Facing Homelessness' project gives a voice to the invisible - News Sentinel

'Facing Homelessness' project gives a voice to the invisible - News Sentinel | Working and serving the new homeless | Scoop.it

'Facing Homelessness' project gives a voice to the invisible News Sentinel A University of Saint Francis student sleeps in her car. A teenager learns that not everyone is used to living without heat and electricity.


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This is very interesting not really anything new but at least raising awareness. Worth your while.

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The Other Silicon Valley That The Tech Industry Is Leaving Behind [Video] | TechCrunch

The Other Silicon Valley That The Tech Industry Is Leaving Behind [Video] | TechCrunch | Working and serving the new homeless | Scoop.it

On Friday, veteran journalist Bill Moyers did a segment on Silicon Valley that gives a very different perspective than we get from most mainstream media coverage of the world-renowned tech industry hub, and it's been fueling some good conversations...


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Y'all in CA really have to read this! All in Silicon Valley are not part of the 1% or any % for that matter. This is full of what is really going on here in Cali.

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Veterans help homeless veterans

Veterans help homeless veterans | Working and serving the new homeless | Scoop.it

Mike Boyd spends most days hustling around a Wall Street trading floor, but this week he and two other securities traders were hustling around a kitchen serving up salad and ziti to about 60 homeless men, including veterans.


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Why doesn't this type of news get headlines on TV or on the net?! Hope. People helping others. We need more of this. Please read and smile!

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Nev. gets $7.4M in grants to fight homelessness

Nev. gets $7.4M in grants to fight homelessness | Working and serving the new homeless | Scoop.it

Democratic Sen. Harry Reid has announced $7.4 million in federal grants to fight homelessness in Nevada. (Nev.


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Sounds good but wonder how much will actually get to the homeless! Article doesn't give much info but would be good to follow these dollars.

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Homelessness: The Big Issue | The Platform

Homelessness: The Big Issue | The Platform | Working and serving the new homeless | Scoop.it

As the homeless population continues to grow, society must move beyond stereotypes that denigrate and marginalise some of the most vulnerable in our societies.


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No kidding! I think so many folks thrive on stereotypes....too bad. Read this one...

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The invention of homelessness

The invention of homelessness | Working and serving the new homeless | Scoop.it
The word ‘homelessness' has become a catch-all term for a host of serious social and economic policy failures (RT @timrichter: A thought provoking article by David Hulchanski: 'The invention of #homelessness ' http://t.co/a1FCVu7k...)...

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Yes this is very thought provoking.

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Homeless women's stories shared in book, video - WSU News

Homeless women's stories shared in book, video - WSU News | Working and serving the new homeless | Scoop.it
WSU NewsHomeless women's stories shared in book, videoWSU NewsThe video, "Women Surviving Homelessness," includes Desiree Hellegers, WSU Vancouver associate professor of English, and narrator-activists whose stories are featured in Hellegers' 2011...

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Add this one to your library!

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City of Rochester Releases Homelessness Resolution Strategy - Rochester YNN

City of Rochester Releases Homelessness Resolution Strategy - Rochester YNN | Working and serving the new homeless | Scoop.it

City of Rochester Releases Homelessness Resolution Strategy Rochester YNN The City of Rochester is trying to find answers to its chronic issue of homelessness. The city recently released its Homeless Resolution Strategy to tackle the problem.


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Worth your time to check this out. Go Rochester!

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SD’s Share of Federal Homelessness Funding Doesn’t Add Up

SD’s Share of Federal Homelessness Funding Doesn’t Add Up | Working and serving the new homeless | Scoop.it

Despite having the third-highest homeless population in the country, San Diego gets less money from a key federal source than many other cities with fewer homeless people.


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Does anything make sense these days when it comes to money? Read this one!

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The life of an older woman without a home in San Francisco

The life of an older woman without a home in San Francisco | Working and serving the new homeless | Scoop.it

Imagine having nowhere to sleep, now, imagine that reality if you’re older, and maybe you suffer from illness or decreased mobility. (What San Francisco is doing to resolve homelessness among women.


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