Monthly Archive: July, 2009

NYC program offers one-way tickets to homeless – our opinion

By now, you’ve probably heard about the New York City program that is buying one-way tickets for homeless families. The initiative, called “Project Reconnect,” seeks to send homeless families in New York to… Continue reading

Everyone has a story

At the Coalition, we believe that any homeless stereotypes will fade away once you hear a homeless man, woman or child tell their story. We’ve learned that homelessness is never quite what you’d expect,… Continue reading

Urban versus rural homelessness

When you picture the homeless, where do you picture them? Most likely you envision them in a major city scene, according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness. The Alliance believes that most… Continue reading

Update on David Ashby’s journey to D.C.

We told you several months ago about David Ashby, a passionate 14-year old who is spending his summer vacation walking from Orlando, Florida to Washington, D.C. He has taken on this monumental task… Continue reading

From drug addict to Mr. Mom

This summer, a formerly homeless drug addict is celebrating three and a half years of sobriety. For many, a span of three years may not seem to represent a significant period of time,… Continue reading

Orlando is 3rd Meanest City to Homeless – our opinion

First of all, let us say that the recent study from National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty and the National Coalition for the Homeless (not affiliated with us) shocked us. In a… Continue reading

The Coalition’s take on contributors to homelessness

Earlier this week, we shared some of the factors National Alliance to End Homelessness believes contribute to people becoming homeless (see our full post here). Today, as promised, we are sharing what we… Continue reading

How can homelessness happen?

Imagine a downtown bench or alleyway. Picture the disheveled, elderly woman you so often see there. Ever wish you could hear her story? Imagine that man in tattered clothing holding the cardboard sign… Continue reading

The prevalence of hunger in America…and why we are responsible

Earlier this week we wrote about the 20th Annual Taste of the Nation Orlando, an event aimed at making sure no kid in America grows up hungry. As our community gears up for… Continue reading