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Los Angeles Times

Soumya Karlamangla

16 February 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Doctors from USC have formed a small street team that travels to homeless communities to treat medical concerns and help provide assistance. Part of a growing trend around the United States, these teams are playing a ...

The Salt Lake Tribune

Taylor Stevens

2 January 2020

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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In Salt Lake City, Utah, a father-son duo started Project Empathy, which gives people experiencing homelessness a space to tell their stories and build community. Over meals, the father and son team build connections ...

Southern California Public Radio

David Wagner

6 December 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In California, concerns due to ever-increasing numbers of people experiencing homelessness is prompting state and city leaders to emulate strategies from New York and Chicago. Many of those strategies, like call cente...

The Seattle Times

Neal Morton

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16 November 2019

Australia

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In Australia, a universal survey in several secondary schools helps to identify students who are at risk of becoming homeless and connects them with wraparound services. The prevention-based model may soon be piloted ...

Philadelphia Gay News

Laura Smythe

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13 November 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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For LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness and/or with a foster placement history, barriers to education, work, health, and general safety are a common experience. The Quads on Lancaster supportive housing program in ...

Kitsap Sun

Austen Macalus

1 November 2019

Port Orchard, Washington, United States

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The Coffee Oasis program in Port Orchard foregoes the traditional foster system and instead directly pairs homeless youth with a host family. Host families like the Coffee Oasis allow stable environments for teens or ...

The Christian Science Monitor

Harry Bruinius

31 October 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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A bookmobile program in Queens brings stories, computers and wifi to family shelters to help expand access to these vital resources to children and families without a permanent home. The book-filled bus has served ove...

LAist

Matt Tinoco

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21 October 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In California, homeless populations oftentimes face much greater health issues which financially impacts the state's public health care system. To address barriers to obtaining housing, with a sub-goal of bettering pe...

Vox

Matthew Zeitlin

11 October 2019

Santa Barbara, California, United States

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Cities like Santa Barbara are creating "Safe Parking Programs" that designate certain parking lots as safe and legal for residents living in their cars to park at night. An organized intake procedure on-site attempts ...

Philadelphia Gay News

Laura Smythe

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9 October 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Philadelphia, an HIV-prevention group has partnered with another youth-focused social services organization to connect patients experiencing homeless or housing insecurity with appropriate resources. By offering we...

LAist

Matt Tinoco

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3 October 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Los Angeles and other California cities are expanding their "street care" efforts by sending medical professionals into homeless encampments to include houseless individuals in the state health care system. Doctors su...

Berkeleyside

Tony Hicks

30 September 2019

Berkeley, California, United States

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In Berkeley, where shelter for those experiencing homelessness is extremely difficult to come by, the nonprofit and advocacy group Lava Mae is partnering with the city to provide a dedicated space for personal hygiene...

NationSwell

Monica Humphries

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30 September 2019

San Jose, California, United States

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Providing access to a permanent address allows individuals experiencing homeless to break the “Postal Paradox.” In San Jose, California, individuals without an address can use The Window, a program operated by the Cat...

WABE

Sam Whitehead

19 September 2019

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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Street medicine eliminates barriers to health care and reduces emergency room costs. In Atlanta, Mercy Care’s Street Medicine program works to meet individuals where they are at. The program has been working since 201...

The Atlantic

Deborah Fallows

17 September 2019

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States

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Public libraries can serve as vital community resources. In Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the Forsyth County Public Library operates as a multi-use facility thanks to investments from a voter-approved bond and state ...

Los Angeles Times

Nita Lelyveld

14 September 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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An immersion course run by San Francisco's Glide Memorial Church aims to build empathy around the social problem of homelessness. The course has been given to many in the police force, who got a jolt from the immersio...

EdSource

Ashley A. Smith

12 September 2019

California, United States

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Several programs have cropped up throughout California to help former foster youth navigate what has been identified as the biggest challenge of aging out of the foster case system -- housing. NextUp and other initiat...

The Guardian

Anne Pinto-Rodrigues

9 September 2019

Mumbai, India

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In India, many people suffering from undiagnosed mental illnesses end up wandering on the streets, but a Mumbai psychiatrist is addressing the problem by treating their illnesses and reuniting them with their families...

Sacramento Bee

Theresa Clift

29 August 2019

Sacramento, California, United States

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Sacramento city officials have long resisted a "safe ground" model to homelessness; now, local government officials have changed course, allowing homeless individuals to camp on a pre-determined area with essential ut...

The Christian Science Monitor

Alex P. Kellogg

23 August 2019

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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Atlanta has seen a decline in rates of people experiencing homelessness from 2008-2018, a trend that is particularly meaningful as other cities contend with stubbornly high numbers. Part of the solution? A new source ...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jessica Press

12 August 2019

Wilmington, Delaware, United States

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In Wilmington, Delaware, Gaye Harley repurposes her hospital's operating room wraps, the oversize sheets of synthetic material used to package instruments, into portable maps for the homeless. Instead of disposing of ...

Albuquerque Journal

Elise Kaplan

12 August 2019

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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In New Mexico, health care professionals from the Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless are working to meet people where they are at, physically, by visiting homeless encampments to deliver supplies. In addition, t...

Bitterroot

Daliah Singer

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26 July 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Embedded in Denver’s police department is the Homeless Outreach Unit, dedicated to building relationships with and providing access to services for the city’s population experiencing housing insecurity. They work clos...

Philadelphia Gay News

Laura Smythe

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25 July 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Philadelphia, the new HostHome program is working to decrease rates of LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness by connecting youth with volunteer households to host them and social workers to provide additional supp...

KCRW

Anna Scott

Steve Chiotakis

18 July 2019

Santa Monica, California, United States

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To combat homelessness, an interdisciplinary group known as the “homeless multidisciplinary street team” is focusing efforts on housing those that call 911 more often than others. Taking lessons from a similar model t...

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