Basic necessities such as access to a shower, hygiene products, clean clothes and health care were a luxury out of reach for the street population, before this project.
But you shouldn’t build up “talking to a homeless person” in your mind as something that’s vastly different from talking to any other kind of person.
The Vincentian Family is committed to a collaborative worldwide effort to eradicate homelessness by 2030. We can only get to 2030 by looking at homelessness in 2020.
Did you ever think about these issues homeless people face? The following four headlines caught my eye during the past month.
Seeing a homeless person with a cell phone raises eyebrows for some people. A formerly homeless person tells how it was a lifeline.
Vincent’s Homes (Philadelphia, PA, USA) is an outgrowth of the 13 Houses campaign, which has as its focus housing the most vulnerable and providing long-term, stable housing for individuals who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
Everything you thought you knew about the homeless population is wrong, at least if your source is the one most people cite- the media or your own personal experience.
Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol?” Who hasn’t read it, or heard it or seen it on stage or screen?
Learn about Depaul Ireland in this video produced by Vincentian Family Ireland.
We all know Pope Francis is advocating for “listening church.” How might listening apply in our efforts with the homeless community?
I have read about the need for shelters and rapid rehousing. But Robert Davis, writing for Invisible People, captured an insight in two metaphors – “Bridge” and “soft incarceration.”
So far, 44 branches of the Vincentian Family have engaged actively in the FHA and the 13 Houses Campaign. It is now present in 44 countries; 1826 houses have been built, and 6628 people have been helped.