What I Have to Tell You is Different

I translate Homeless services into Soccer Mom speech. Andy Bales of @URM can tell you about housing homeless folks and running a shelter agency. I am currently running two homeless shelters but his view is more salient than mine. Through him I have discovered officer Joseph, a man who wears a badge and walks theContinue reading “What I Have to Tell You is Different”

Aging in place

Being homeless takes a decade off your life if you’re young… imaging wjat it does to the elderly. Younger honeless people can actually measure as senior citizen s in all areas except for age… how to house them? oh, and watched an @invisiblepeople @hardlynprmal video

Donating After Disaster

Grab on to that urge to give. Dont let it slip away. Please leave a comment with a place that you know of where people can donate money, food, items, clothing, or their time. These places can be at local disaster sites like Texas and Tennessee during Hurricane Harvey or local nonprofits. The reason you’reContinue reading “Donating After Disaster”

Behind the Scenes in Homelessness

Behind the Scenes in Homelessness

My friend Mark Horvath, @hardlynormal has been showing the homeless and telling their stories for years. It is not exploitation  – just a behind the scenes look at who people are in a specific situation in their lives. Poor and without a fixed permanent residence. 

 

These are some of the people who will be back sleeping on sidewalks, in doorways and allys as of March 16 when Winter Shelter closes.I stole the picture from Mark Horvath

Plugged in Without a Power Bill

aka Homeless with Web I found this on Gizmodo – “I’m homeless and this is why I have an iPad” and this Is it okay for the homeless to have cell phones and FaceBook and Twitter accounts and e-mail? It had better be if you expect them to ever become housed. And anyway, who cares whatContinue reading “Plugged in Without a Power Bill”

Census missed 460,000 children in poverty

“Unrelated individuals under 15 are excluded from the poverty universe” I know, the art work isn’t great, but it is my best explanation of how 460,000 children were not counted in the Census data. This loop hole should be closed by the next census – but it means that when we talk about the 1.7% jump inContinue reading “Census missed 460,000 children in poverty”

For Mark Horvath @hardlynormal

I wanted to say that YOU ROCK! Enjoy the bright moment in the spotlight and I hope it always shines on the work that you are doing. For the rest of you . . . . check out http://www.facebook.com/wearevisible   and http://www.wearevisable.com  and http://www.InvisiblePeople.tv and follow @hardlynormal.com . @wearevisible . Learn about the experience of being homeless. REad aboutContinue reading “For Mark Horvath @hardlynormal”

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