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Bright Magazine

Jessica Sutherland

5 May 2015

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Homeless and impoverished kids still have the chance to receive a college education, they just need to have the confidence that they can do so and a little pushing from outside forces. The author shares her own story...

Colorado Springs Gazette

Jakob Rodgers

30 March 2015

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

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Homes for All Veterans, a program within the nonprofit Rocky Mountain Human Services, recently began training volunteers to walk the city's streets in search of homeless veterans, with the goal of effectively eliminat...

GOOD Magazine

Jennifer Hattam

13 March 2015

Istanbul, Turkey

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With the recent large influx of refugees, crumbling infrastructure, crowded streets, and struggling social services, bing disabled or homeless in Istanbul means facing serious challenges to carving out a dignified lif...

WNYC

Cindy Rodriguez

15 February 2015

New York, New York, United States

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Mental health care sometimes takes a backseat to physical treatment. Temporary respite centers, as alternatives to hospitals, could be a big part of the future of mental health care in New York City.

The Arizona Republic

Megan Cassidy

27 January 2015

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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Assertive community treatment teams working through outreach-centered programs in Maricopa County have become an industry standard for treating those with persistent and severe mental illnesses who have recently been ...

NationSwell

Chris Peak

20 January 2015

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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New Orleans implemented an extraordinary 10-year plan that engaged unprecedented cross-sector collaboration between government, non-profit, and private entities to provide housing and housing services to the city's ho...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

9 October 2014

Santiago, Chile

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The Homeless World Cup is the premier soccer tournament for homeless players. Programs around the world use soccer as a means of building a sense of community, sublimating negative energies, and encouraging personal g...

San Francisco Chronicle

Kevin Fagan

28 June 2014

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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San Francisco’s chronically homeless population remains staggeringly high. Salt Lake City has managed to eradicate much of their chronically homeless by geographically placing supportive housing distant from the city’...

San Francisco Chronicle

Heather Knight

27 June 2014

San Francisco, California, United States

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Between 2004 and 2014, San Francisco’s mayor attempted to rid the city of chronic homelessness with a ten-year plan. Despite dramatic successes in moving thousands of homeless from the streets, the homeless population...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

28 May 2014

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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Homelessness is still a rampant problem in the United States. The 100,000 Homes Campaign, an initiative launched four years ago, aims to help communities around the country place 100,000 chronically homeless people in...

NBC News

Linda Federico-O'Murchu

26 February 2014

Oakland, California, United States

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While billions of taxpayer dollars are allocated each year to support shelters and social service initiatives, homelessness remains a persistent problem in the U.S. - in 2013, an estimated 610,000 people slept without...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

26 February 2014

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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A program based on the proven idea that helping others is healing, usually more healing than being helped.

The Atlantic

Ankita Rao

10 September 2013

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Housing First programs enable homeless people to attain health care services and a place to live– which, advocates say, ultimately saves taxpayers money. One woman's story is a revival of dignity, if not health.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Meg Kissinger

8 June 2013

Houston, Texas, United States

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In Houston, TX, many individuals with mental illnesses cycled in and out of emergency care while arrested or incarcerated. Houston’s police department has decreased the number of incarcerated who have mental illness b...

Forth Worth Weekly

Lily Casura

3 April 2013

Forth Worth, Texas, United States

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Too often do veterans come back from fighting overseas to find little to no help in reacclimatizing to life at home. Programs in Tarrant County, Texas bring together a wide range of programs (housing placement, mental...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

12 September 2012

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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There are about 67,000 homeless veterans in the United States today, and at least a third are chronically homeless. The 100,000 Homes Campaign, which aims to get 100,000 chronically homeless or otherwise particularly ...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

20 June 2012

United Kingdom

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When a government needs to invest in an expensive capital project — a new sewer system, bridge or highway — it issues bonds. The hot new idea in social programs – finance prevention programs to cut recidivism, reduce ...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

24 December 2010

New York, New York, United States

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Many of the errors in our homelessness policies have stemmed from the conception that the homeless are a homogeneous group. It’s only in the past 15 years that organizations like Common Ground, and others, have taken ...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

20 December 2010

Los Angeles, California, United States

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By partnering with cities across America, the 100,000 Homes campaign is going directly to the streets to end homelessness - and it’s working. With roughly 700,000 people in the United States experiencing homelessness,...

San Francisco Chronicle

Kevin Fagan

Brent Ward

29 October 2006

San Francisco, California, United States

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Making the transition from the street to permanent housing can be difficult - it's hard to force people to seek help. San Francisco works to help the homeless rise from the poverty cycle by pinpointing the most chroni...

SFGate

Kevin Fagan

6 December 2004

San Francisco, California, United States

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San Francisco's Care Not Cash program began in 2004 in response to the city's homelessness crisis. One facet of the program is an outreach team, whose members regularly visit homeless people on the street to connect t...

San Francisco Chronicle

Kevin Fagan

9 May 2004

San Francisco, California, United States

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In the U.S. most supportive housing programs have a 75 percent turnover rate, meaning people end up in the streets again. Direct Access to Housing in California manages a turnover rate of only 15 percent by providing ...

SFGate

Kevin Fagan

4 December 2003

San Francisco, California, United States

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To combat rampant homelessness, cities like New York are investing in supportive housing and comprehensive, consistent services for the homeless population. Although San Francisco has smaller-scale supportive housing ...

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