What Happens When This Samaritan Gives This Homeless Man 1,000 Dollars

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Michael Amity suggests that when one dream comes true, we all win.

In Just 100 Days DC Finds Homes for More Than 200 Homeless Veterans

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Galvanized by the injustice of a veteran risking his life for his country only to later find himself without a home, Veterans NOW has developed to end veteran homelessness in Washington DC by the end of 2015.

MAP: How Cold Does it Need to Get Before Your City Opens Winter Shelters for the Homeless?

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Winter cold snaps—an inconvenience for most—are an existential threat to people with no shelter.

The Bone-Chilling, Heart-Wrenching Process of Counting the Nation’s Homeless

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It was 1 a.m., three hours since I’d last felt my toes, and the four of us stood over a man who may have been dead …

Why Poverty is a Much Bigger Problem than the Government Thinks

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A new study suggests the problem is worse than the official numbers say. Chances are that you probably know someone who’s poor.

Senator Spends Vacation Day With Homeless Man to Learn About the Challenges He Faces

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While many Americans were watching sports or relaxing with family, Senator Chris Murphy was learning first-hand what it’s like to live without a home.

Since 1999, More Than 1000 Homeless People Have Been Victims of Violent Hate Crimes

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According to the National Coalition for the Homeless’ new report, these attacks are “believed to be motivated by the perpetrators’ bias against homeless individuals or their ability to target homeless people with relative ease.”

In the Wealthiest Area of the Country, 7 Homeless People Have Frozen to Death this Winter

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A cold snap and rising inequality have been a deadly combination in the Bay Area.

Front Row to a Dark Drama: A Good Man Loses

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Reverend Neil O’Farrell with a heartbreaking story of homelessness and those times when our help feels helpless.

Thanks Is For The Birds

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Rob Azevedo was thankful for the beer in front of him and a bevy of thankful folk around him. Until a chance encounter let him to rethink his priorities.

Are the Hurdles Too High? To be Young, Male and Homeless in America.

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The number of homeless American youth has seen a steep increase in recent months. Here’s a look into the problem through the lens of Chicago’s homeless young males.

Homelessness is a Major LGBT Issue

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As a new report from the Center for American Progress details, LGBT people, especially LGBT youth, are at a far greater risk not only of winding up homeless, but being abused on the streets as well.

On the Streets of London, Amongst the Homeless, One Young Man Takes Action [Video]

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The email came in this morning with the subject line: “The most powerful and inspiring video I’ve seen in a long time.”

SnapShots: Puppy Man

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Everything you see is not the whole story.

Does a Picture Really Last Longer?

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Are we doing good deeds out of compassion, or a selfish need to prove something to other people with photographs?

A Case Of Misplaced Charity

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James Stafford learned that not every homeless person wants charity.