Thanksgiving with the Homeless Men of Starbucks

In this poem, Marc Frazier reminds us how the holidays often invite complicated thoughts about family.

We Have A Moral Obligation To Help Syrian Refugees

…it was a U.S. invasion of their homeland that victimized the Syrian people in the first place by strengthening the terrorist cell they now flee.

When a Man is Down to His Last Dollar

He loved to party when he was younger. As he grew older and had a family, getting down to his last dollar almost broke him.

Three Habits That Saved My Life While I Was Homeless

Homeless was the last place this man expected to learn the habits that changed his life.

25 Jobs and Homelessness to Find His Happy Life

Homeless and living in his car was his breaking point. It took 25 jobs, but he finally found what he was desperately searching for.

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

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?

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

The Homeless Read Mean Tweets (About the Homeless)

Anyone who is human should be able to empathize.

Internet Café Refugees: Japan’s Disposable Workers

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

Washing the Feet of the Homeless

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

I Shovel Snow to Support My Habit

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”

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?

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

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

How Does A Homeless Man Spend $100?

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

What the homeless can teach us about raising children.