Shelters: “Some Days I Turn 20 Away. Today It’s Just One.”

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Michael Lee: “As a youth worker, it is in my bones to save the world….Each call is like someone else’s life flashing before your eyes.”

Poverty and the Environment: More Connected Than You Realize?

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Exploring the intersection between poverty, the environment, and climate change.

The Homeless Read Mean Tweets (About the Homeless)

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Anyone who is human should be able to empathize.

Internet Café Refugees: Japan’s Disposable Workers

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It is better to bend than to break, the old Japanese proverb goes.

Washing the Feet of the Homeless

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Teaching our children to be humble by role modeling selfless service.

I Shovel Snow to Support My Habit

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Brian Whitney is a recovering addict who loves to write. He shovels snow to pay the bills.

Humanizing Homelessness: “My Father Isn’t An Issue, He’s A Human Being”

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Diana has a unique perspective. She grew up watching her father live without a roof over his head.

Did We Lose the War on Poverty?

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Fifty years on from the Great Society program, what has been achieved – and what hasn’t – in government efforts to reduce poverty.

3 Ways To Responsibly And Compassionately Respond To Panhandling

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Here is a step-by-step guide to responding responsibly and compassionately to those who are panhandling.

How Does A Homeless Man Spend $100?

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What happens when a homeless man receives a bonanza of $100? Josh Paler Lin followed Thomas to find out.

Parenting Tips from a Homeless Man

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What the homeless can teach us about raising children.

Happy to Be Homeless: 3 Things We Learned From Living in a Van

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What might have been a tragedy turned into an amazing lifestyle of freedom and simplicity.

You’re Projecting It Onto Us White People!

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Matthew Salesses on the dilemma of how to talk about adoption without hurting loved ones.

The Untold Stories of New York’s Homeless

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Jonathan Hedvat’s video interviews for Storied.tv share the stories and words of New York City’s homeless community.

Homeless Man Combines Literacy and Generosity for Good

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Reading expands your mind, reduces ignorance based prejudices and evolves our thinking. Homeless South African man, Philani, is doing something about expanding literacy.

Hungry Homeless Man Shares Food, So Should We

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Hunger in America is real, devastating and suffered by millions—many with jobs. We must emulate those who share the little they have and do much better.