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.”
Matthew joined Depaul International as CEO in September 2021, bringing with him over thirty years of experience working across the international humanitarian sector.
Pope Francis’ words have been inspiring the work of the Famvin Homeless Alliance since its inception four years ago, and they have become even more relevant as the Christian Family celebrates the “Season of Creation.”
Our friends feel welcomed, cared for and loved. This is relevant.
Catholic Charities USA and the Felician Sisters of North America have jointly created the CCUSA Francis Fund for Eviction Prevention.
According to the NLIHC and the Innovation for Justice Program, an incident of mass eviction would incur astronomical costs for the general population. In total, they estimate those costs to total somewhere between $62 billion and $129 billion
Real Experience with Homelessness: – Top 10 Posts of 2020 – Invisible People
“Any public health response that does not center the voices of people who have lived the experience of homelessness is going to come up with the wrong solution.”
I never cease to be amazed at how many times Invisible People stops me as they give voice to situations I had not thought of.
Let’s remember what we learned during COVID-19, especially how we managed to maintain our personal relationship with those who, in addition to the daily challenges of living in poverty, must now weather the effects of the pandemic.
Let us take the time to consider the many families around the world who are, right now, experiencing homelessness, living in inadequate housing, and are exhausted by natural disaster and conflict.
Mental illness is a major problem for the entire US population – not just the homeless population. The difference is the problems are aggravaated by homelessness.