The Path to Ending Veteran Homelessness

The Official Site of the National Alliance to End Homelessness Reposted from the National Alliance to End Homelessness November 2018 On Monday, the nation will take a collective moment to honor those who have served in the armed forces. But just like any other day, more than 38,000 veterans will spend the night sleeping on the streets or in shelter. While one homeless veteran is one too many, we have made significant progress in helping…

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To Address Unsheltered Homelessness, Shelter and Housing Must Be Connected

Reposted from the National Alliance to End Homelessness The Official Blog of the National Alliance to End Homelessness Written by Steve Berg July 9, 2018 This post is part of Unsheltered, an Alliance blog series to explore the crisis of unsheltered homelessness in the United States. You can catch up on the whole series here. Quickly getting people into housing is one central function of a homelessness system. But when unsheltered homelessness starts to rise, communities…

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Exploring the Crisis of Unsheltered Homelessness

Reposted from the National Alliance to End Homelessness ENDING HOMELESSNESS TODAY The Official Blog of the National Alliance to End Homelessness Written by NAEH June 20, 2018 Each night, nearly 200,000 Americans sleep outside or in a place not meant for human habitation, like an abandoned building, a park, or a car. Between 2015 and 2017, this population of people experiencing unsheltered homelessness jumped by almost 20,000. And while this represents only one-third of all…

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Samuel’s Story

Images courtesy of Jerry Drisaldi, Zaldi Photography, LLC. used with permission. Visit site here. In the System Samuel was born in Grady Memorial Hospital and raised in Atlanta. At eighteen, he was arrested, tried and convicted of auto theft. After serving two years of his sentence, he was released on good behavior. Two years later, he was arrested again, this time for five counts of armed robbery. Again, he was tried, convicted, and sentenced, beginning a…

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Samuel’s Story

Images courtesy of Jerry Drisaldi, Zaldi Photography, LLC. used with permission. Visit site here. In the System Samuel was born in Grady Memorial Hospital and raised in Atlanta. At eighteen, he was arrested, tried and convicted of auto theft. After serving two years of his sentence, he was released on good behavior. Two years later, he was arrested again, this time for five counts of armed robbery. Again, he was tried, convicted, and sentenced, beginning a…

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4 Ways to Help Homeless in Winter

  This winter, over 5400 people in the metro Atlanta area will be living on the street. While many places around the City of Atlanta open various shelters when the temperature is near or below freezing, people will be turned away for lack of beds leaving many unsheltered. Here are four ways that you can help unsheltered homeless this winter. 1. Donate A great way to help the homeless is to help the organizations that…

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