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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What Can We Learn From New York City’s Work to End Unsheltered Homelessness?

ENDING HOMELESSNESS TODAY The Official Blog of the National Alliance to End Homelessness Reposted from the National Alliance to End Homelessness The Official Blog of the National Alliance to End Homelessness Written by Sharon McDonald August 7, 2018 This post is part of Unsheltered, an Alliance blog series to exploring the crisis of unsheltered homelessness in the United States. You can catch up on the whole series here. In 2017, New York City unveiled an aggressive…

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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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Homelessness – Out of the Shadows

Anita, a 43-year old mother of two, dreaded nightfall almost every day of 2016. In the fall of the previous year, two life-changing crises hit her and her girls. First, her 10-year old daughter fell seriously ill, requiring several hospitalizations. Between days spent at the hospital and subsequently caring for her child at home, Anita lost her job due to excessive absenteeism. By January, she and her girls were evicted from their apartment and were…

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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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HOPE Atlanta

HOPE Atlanta is dedicated to the prevention of homelessness in our community and combating it where it arises.

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