The Hardest Part of Advocating for People with Intense Needs

The hardest part of advocating for people who have severe, immediate, life threatening needs is saying, “I know what you need, but I can’t offer that today.” As advocates we see people who have lost connections to their family, have a “street family” but no real friendships with housed individuals, and our street top sleeping neighborsContinue reading “The Hardest Part of Advocating for People with Intense Needs”

The Homeless Period

You have 2 pairs of pants and 2 pairs of undies. One of each is currently on your body and the spare is in your backpack. You will switch them out tomorrow when you will be near a public drinking fountain or bathroom where you can rinse them out using the shampoo in your hygeineContinue reading “The Homeless Period”

No Pity Policy

Demand to be treated with dignity and addressed as a thinking, capable human being. In return, I will expect you to act like one.

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