Although this refer to the United Kingdom there is much food for thought of Australia and the US in this program sponsored by Church Action on Poverty 2013, www.church-poverty.org.uk. As you may be aware, next week is Poverty & Homelessness Action Week. People across the UK will join us in speaking out against the ‘blame game’ [...]
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Poverty & Homelessness Action Week: get your church organization working to Close the Gap! From the folks atPoverty and Homelessess.. Poverty & Homelessness Action Week 2013 will run from 26 January to 3 February. We organise the Week jointly each year with Housing Justice and Scottish Churches Housing Action. During the Week, hundreds of churches [...]
The Pope calls on governments and Christians to promote the integration of immigrants into society as part of his message for World Migration Day January 13th. Roughly three percent of the world population is made up of immigrants. According to the International Organization for Migration, this figure has increased even more with the economic crisis and [...]
Depaul USA screens “Homeless Has a Name” and learns of the impact on the film makers - The head of Depaul USA writes… Last night, I had the great pleasure of acting as the Master of Ceremony for “Homeless Has a Name,” Depaul USA’s film festival dedicated to the issue of homelessness. We screened eight short films [...]
Please join in Poverty & Homelessness Action Week January 2013 and call for an end to this blame game. Are people to blame for being poor or homeless? Media stereotypes make huge assumptions – benefit claimants don’t want to work; homeless people are addicts or alcoholics; they have big families to milk the state. Politicians [...]
Wanda is what’s known as the “working poor”. She rides three buses – a two and a half hour ride – just to get to her job every day. But she is grateful to have a job. And she is living in a shelter. Wanda never imagined she’s be homeless at 59. Her husband has serious [...]
“Homeless people have Facebook friends, too. According to a new study from University of Dayton sociologist and criminologist Art Jipson, homeless people are increasingly connected to each other and to non-homeless people through social networking websites like Facebook and Twitter, accessed through cell phones”, writes Nate Berg on the website Atlantic Cities “Jipson found, through interviews with [...]
Australia’s housing and homelessness services are stretched and unable to meet growing demand for services, but are closely followed by community legal services which are facing chronic underfunding, longer waiting lists, and turning away greater numbers of people. Tim Williams CM of Australia draws attention to the ACOSS (Australian Council of Social Service) Australian Community [...]
Nan Roman writes, ”Reforms embodied in the ACA address key problems in our health care system that have most hampered local progress toward alleviating chronic homelessness. There is a popular assumption that virtually all chronically homeless people are already protected by low-income health care programs like Medicaid. This assumption is wrong. Many are not. Currently, the [...]
“…once homelessness changes your heart there is no going back” Mark Horvath Interviews acclaimed violinist Robert Gupta on Skid Row. Robert Gupta brings music to the homeless. I was honored to be invited by Robert Gupta to speak at the first every TEDxSkidRow . Although we had talked and emailed in the past, this was the [...]
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