Oh, hi. I'm Lydia. I'll be your tour guide to HOMELESSNESS today. If you could please just take your shoes off at the door... socks, too… much appreciated. Oh, and you can leave your dignity there, too - you won't be needing that. Oh, dear, you’re not really dressed for the occasion... But, that's ok. I'll help you. Don't worry... Just take my hand... here, let's go.
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This Town: What It’s Like Being Homeless With A Mental Illness In Washington DC
WASHINGTON, DC — “I used to see auras, but I thought they were signs from God.” Walter is a 54-year-old DC resident with schizophrenia who has asked me to withhold his last name. When he became seriously symptomatic at the age of 19, he — like many Americans who suffer from a serious mental illness — didn’t even realize he was sick. “I thought it was more of a spiritual nature,” he told me Now, after 35 years and a life-saving intervention by…
Bourbon Tour Guide O.Z. Tyler Distillery
Bourbon Tour Guide O.Z. Tyler Distillery – Owensboro, KY Part-time Do you enjoy the TV show How It’s Made? Like meeting new people and helping them discover something new? Then we have …
How to Help Homeless Families
There are programs out there, in the city and around the country, with an encouraging success rate.
In Focus: How Homelessness Has Worsened in the City
Giselle Routhier from the Coalition for the Homeless and George Nashak from HELP USA talk about why the City's homeless problem has worsened over the years.
Can a city solve homelessness with an app?
As cities deploy community-facing apps to alleviate homelessness, questions linger around who the tech is intended to benefit.
How lawsuits are forcing cities to face their homeless issues
Curtis Gamble used to sleep sitting up on a bus bench.
What We Mean By Innovation: Circle The City
Circle The City is working to transform how we respond to the health and well-being of individuals who are homeless. This is the story of that work and the S...
The Tech That’s Changing How Cities Help the Homeless
From mapping apps to the blockchain, new tools are intended to give cities the information they need to address this growing challenge.
MAP: 10 Community Districts Carry Bulk of City's Homeless Shelters
Upper Manhattan and South Bronx have the highest number of homeless shelters in the city, data shows.
What's being done to address homelessness in Madison?
It’s hard to imagine how anyone walking around downtown Madison at night couldn’t notice an alarming number of people sleeping on the street.
City of Denton and United Way organize against homelessness
Jynn Schubert | Staff [email protected] The City of Denton and the United Way of Denton County joined forces to hire a new community impact coordinator last month to organize community groups aimed at helping the homeless population. Denton County resident Courtney Cross joined the United Way
What Every City Can Learn From Charlotte About Ending Homelessness
Home is where the heart -- and the solution to ending homelessness –- is, a new study has confirmed. Moore Place, a nonprofit that provides permanent ...
How do you count a city’s homeless population? You walk the streets
Nearly 300 volunteers have until 2 a.m. to find and survey every homeless person they can find on the streets of Washington, D.C. It’s part of Department of Housing and Urban Development's annual point-in-time count of the homeless.
A Potential Turning Point in How Cities Treat the Homeless
A recent federal ruling is driving cities to revisit their local ordinances and methods of reducing homelessness.
How can cities find money to help the homeless?
An officer from the Sheriff's Department and a social worker walk the homeless encampment in Anaheim, California in February 2018. Image: Getty Seattle’s city council has voted unanimously to levy a tax on big businesses, equivalent to $275 for each full-time worker, starting from 2019. The increased tax rate will apply to businesses earning more than $20m in gross annual revenue. It is forecast to raise…
How Many People Are Homeless In Chicago? City Asks For Help Finding Out
The count will take place from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Jan. 26, officials said.
10 Cities Worldwide That Are Working To Win Their Wars Against Homelessness
Homelessness has no quick fix. The uphill battle of finding homes for marginalized people (especially during a time of slow economic recovery and
SNL’s Brutally Honest Tour Guide Wants to Temper Vacation Expectations for You
“If you’re sad now, you might still feel sad there.”