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  • Homeless veteran count rises in Los Angeles
    Homeless veteran count rises 6% in Los Angeles
    The population of homeless veterans in Los Angeles rose 6% in the last two years, according to figures released last week, the Los Angeles Times reported, casting doubt on whether Mayor Eric Garcetti can meet his pledge to get every service member...
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    Colorado House committee defeats homeless 'right to rest' bill
    A bill to outline homeless rights failed in committee at the Colorado House on April 27, with bipartisan opposition defeating the bill. If it had passed, it would have provided protections for homeless people in the state to be allowed to rest in...
  • Ivory Johnson a Vietnam veteran
    The treatment of our veterans is a measuring stick of our democracy
    Today was a normal day in the life of Ivory Johnson. But what he has come to accept as being normal is actually a national travesty. Ivory is a Marine veteran from Little Rock, Arkansas now living on the streets in Dallas, Texas. He like so many...
  • The Bridge Ministry National Day of Prayer luncheon
    The Bridge Ministry National Day of Prayer luncheon
    In his song “We Didn’t Start the Fire”, Billy Joel sings in rapid fire rhythm a list of history changing events and famous people. The song prompts my mind that as time passes, so is the quickening of the Lord’s return....
  • Observe Dallas 2015
    Observe Dallas 2015 Second Installment goes up
    Dallas residents and visitors are invited to interact with and embrace public art this spring as photographer Richard Andrew Sharum teams up with five downtown building owners to launch the largest street photography exhibit in Dallas history this...
  • This is a shot I took last Easter 2014 in Newington,CT
    The story of the torn curtain
    As we celebrate in remembrance this Good Friday, The Lord Jesus Christ, The Son of God who gave His life for the sins of the world, I want to share a piece of HIS-story that happened that many years ago that special Good Friday. I want to talk to...
  • To address homelessness, we need affordable housing
    To address homelessness, we need affordable housing
    Adapted from the testimony of Bob Pohlman, Executive Director of CNHED to the Committee of the Whole hearing on the Budget Support Act.For the third year in a row, budget discussions have focused on homeless families living at DC General and in...
  • Non-profit aims to end stereotypes about homelessness with Mean Tweets
    Non-profit aims to end stereotypes about homelessness with Mean Tweets
    “I hate the homeless. I don’t feel sorry for you. If you want change, let me throw it at you as hard as I can at your dirty face.” Thus begins a heartbreaking video that has gone viral this week. The powerful PSA shows people who...
  • Food drive at HomewardBound of the Grand Valley
    Crowdfunding campaign to build needed Mesa County family shelter set to launch
    HomewardBound of the Grand Valley, the only year-round Grand Junction emergency shelter provider serving women and children, who are not involved in domestic violence, in a 100-mile radius is set to launch its crowdfunding campaign to raise $35...
  • Gay youth and families
    Taxpayer cost of intolerance
    Imagine this scenario, which plays out every day and out of sight in the Capital Region and around the country. A youth, reaching his teen years, confirms to himself his same-sex attraction and gay identity. He summons the courage to inform his...
  • Activists Want Independent Probe After Fatal Skid Row Shooting
    Activists Want Independent Probe of Fatal Skid Row Shooting
    About 50 people staged a protest march in downtownLos Angeles this week against police tactics that have ended with officer-involvedkillings of black men and others.According to the Los Angeles Times and wire reports, civil rights advocates and...
  • DPL, Civic Center Cultural Complex view
    Libraries don't just need those experiencing homelessness; they need everybody
    Last week, the Associated Press published a story that did well in surveying many libraries across the country which were finding ways to help people who are experiencing homelessness. However, some passages suggested that libraries need people...
  • The Homestretch
    Three teens work toward 'The Homestretch' as they navigate homelessness
    About a dozen winters ago I moved to the nation’s capitol as a newly minted college graduate eager to explore, but not completely sold on my decision to travel seven hundred miles from home to start my career. Three months later I found...
  • The Cross of Jesus is the greatest love of all from God to man
    Share your love by your giving
    On the eve of the end of Valentine's Day celebrations, I thought I would write a word of encouragement to persons who serve people who have needs all over this nation and in our world. I do not want to salute lovers, but to honor persons who...
  • Bernard Holland, who is homeless, refused to leave his dog Oreo behind and now they have hope
    Unexpected blessing for homeless man who wouldn't abandon his dog
    One of the problems with getting the homeless off the streets and into shelters is that they refuse to leave their pets to freeze, starve or worse. Many shelters simply will not accept pets, not even for one night. When Bernard Holland refused to...
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