Homeless, Pregnant and Overwhelmed

Homeless, Pregnant and Overwhelmed

Every year 600,000 families with 1.35 million children, or about 1 in 50 American children, experience homelessness. Homeless families are the fastest-growing segment of homeless people, now making up about 40 percent of the homeless population on any given night. They are typically headed by a single parent--about 85 percent are single mothers with children. It has also been studied ...
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Veteran Homelessness

The physical war is over. The mental war has just begun- US Veterans living on the streets

Far too many veterans are homeless in America—between 130,000 and 200,000 on any given night. One out of every three homeless men who is sleeping in a doorway, alley or box in our cities and rural communities has put on a uniform and served this country. Homeless Veterans face several physical and mental challenges such as injuries, addictions, brain injuries ...
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AN INSPIRING STORY OF A KOREAN IMMIGRANT WHO LEFT THE SIX FIGURE SALARY AT THE WALL STREET TO FEED THE HOMELESS OF AMERICA

AN INSPIRING STORY OF A KOREAN IMMIGRANT WHO LEFT THE SIX FIGURE SALARY AT THE WALL STREET TO FEED THE HOMELESS OF AMERICA

Robert Lee is the son of two immigrant parents who were quite successful in their home country but eventually started facing financial problems in America due to language problems and different opportunities. As a child in elementary school, he was astonished to see how his classmates would throw away half-eaten sandwich after the lunch. “When I was growing up, there ...
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Dani Johnson’s journey from Homeless to Millionaire: A True Story

Dani Johnson’s journey from Homeless to Millionaire: A True Story

“If you thought you’d never do something big with your life because of your upbringing, your circumstances or your imperfections, you are SO WRONG.” Dani Johnson worked as a cocktail waitress in Hawaii during December 1990 and spent her nights in a car with just 2 dollars and 3 cents and $ 35,000 in debt. She has faced brutal physical, ...
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SHOULD WE GIVE MONEY TO THE HOMELESS PEOPLE?

SHOULD WE GIVE MONEY TO THE HOMELESS PEOPLE?

Not everyone who begs is homeless and not all the homeless people beg for a living. The ones who are suffering from extreme poverty or acute medical conditions will only consider dehumanizing themselves in front of the strangers for a penny or two. They do not need hatred or pity; they need acceptance and kindness. Should we give money to ...
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EMOTIONAL HOMELESSNESS: IT’S CAUSES AND CURES

EMOTIONAL HOMELESSNESS: IT’S CAUSES AND CURES

When we think of homelessness, we think of a person who does not has a physical home, job or money. There are a lot of people living on the streets who suffer from both physical and emotional homelessness. Similarly, there are individuals who have a house but not a home. They have access to necessities but they lack emotional support ...
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Every Year, More Than 1 Million Kids in America Face a Period of Homelessness

Every Year, More Than 1 Million Kids in America Face a Period of Homelessness

There are more than 1.3 million homeless students in America’s public schools. Child and Youth homelessness is more than just a housing issue. Behind the face of every young homeless is a heart-breaking story–a teenage girl abused by an alcoholic dad, a young boy trying to escape a narcotic friends circle, teenage parents rejected by the society and much more ...
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UNIQUE CHALLENGES OF WOMEN EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS

UNIQUE CHALLENGES OF WOMEN EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS

Women and children represent the fastest growing groups of homeless population in the United States of America. 90 % of the homeless families are led by a young, single mother without any financial or emotional support. Women experience homelessness at the same rate as men but as we do not see them as often on the streets as men which ...
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Can Homeless People Get Jobs?

Can Homeless People Get Jobs?

Homeless People across the nation find themselves excluded from the workforce when the potential employer find their address or lack of one. There is a discrimination based on homeless status which overshadows the applicant’s education, skills and years of experience in just one moment. Additionally, there is wide prevalent belief in our society that the homeless people have substance addiction, ...
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