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Why Don’t Homeless People Just Get Jobs?

Why Don’t Homeless People Just Get Jobs?

here are many assumptions about homeless people. Perhaps the most common is that they are too lazy to work. Having been there myself and having worked with many others in the same situation, I have to say that for the vast majority of...

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New York Heatwave Is Coming

New York Heatwave Is Coming

While the heat wave is an inconvenience for many New Yorkers, it can pose significant dangers for the thousands of homeless people living on the streets or in shelters without air-conditioning. Here are some resources to stay cool and safe during the heat...

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To Get ID, You Need ID?

To Get ID, You Need ID?

magine if you became homeless tomorrow — where would you keep all of your important documents? Wallet, passport, birth certificate, social security card all on your person, at all times. This means there’s a much higher risk of losing...

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Shelter Drop In Sites In New York

Shelter Drop In Sites In New York

omeless individuals and families have a right to shelter in the City of New York. If you are currently homeless, you can seek assistance at the intake shelters listed below which are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.If you have...

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Polar Vortex Claims 21 Deaths

Polar Vortex Claims 21 Deaths

t least 21 people have died in one of the worst cold snaps to hit the US Midwest in decades.Ninety million people - a third of the US - have seen temperatures of 0°F or below. Some 250 million Americans overall have experienced the...

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Give Money To Homeless People?

Give Money To Homeless People?

he question of “should I give money?” is really is a choice that you need to make for yourself. However, if you choose to give someone money, what that money gets spent on is no longer in your control.Walking around the city, it...

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What Do WE Look Like

What Do WE Look Like

hat does a homeless person look like to you? Is it the person sitting in a cardboard box under a bridge, possibly with a dog, usually with a sleeping bag and little else to protect them from the elements? Someone with their worldly...

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What NOT To Say

What NOT To Say

There are many ways to approach and talk to someone living on the streets. But there are just as many ways that you could offend or say something that is negative. homeless person: "spare change?" "Sorry- all I've got are 20s" If they ask if you if you...

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Open A Dialogue

Open A Dialogue

The definition of homelessness is the circumstance when people are without a permanent dwelling, such as a house & or apartment. People who are homeless are most often unable to acquire and maintain regular, safe, secure and adequate housing due to a...

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Pay it Forward

Pay it Forward

This is Shah Jahan, a Muslim immigrant who I met Christmas Eve when I was giving out backpacks to the homeless. I had one backpack left when I met him. And, he was SO excited to get the backpack because he had no gloves. His fingers were literally turning...

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