Utah solved homelessness by giving people homes. In 2005, Utah figured out that the annual cost of E.R. visits and jail stays for homeless people was about $16,670 per person, compared to $11,000 to provide each homeless person with an apartment and a social worker.
OPINION: The growing criminalization of homelessness
California cities fight homeless rights bill The growing criminalization of homelessness How developers and politicians create urban ‘social hygiene’ campaigns As the number of homeless people in America’s major cities has increased, so have ordinances criminalizing homelessness and pushing homeless families and individuals into the criminal justice system. Criminalization has become a tactic with which politicians have reconfigured cities to serve wealthier citizens and tourists, at the…
I remember walking through the city streets with a former boss once. Along the way, we passed many homeless people seeking cash, job leads and encouragement. He wondered out loud which of them should receive anything. I wondered silently how he could judge since, although I knew he'd had a troubled childhood, he'd never lived a day on the street.
Pastor Jeremiah Steepek transformed himself into a homeless person and went to the 10,000 member church that he was to be introduced as the head pastor at that morning. He walked around his soon to be church for 30 minutes while it was filling with people for service, only 3 people out of the…
Food Feud: More Cities Block Meal-Sharing for Homeless
As reported by the National Coalition for the Homeless and NBC News, 33 cities and at least four municipalities-Daytona Beach, Florida; Raleigh, N.C.; Myrtle Beach, S.C. & Birmingham, Alabama-have implemented policies that block people & ministries from sharing food with the homeless (Read more here) http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/food-feud-more-cities-block-meal-sharing-homeless-n113271
Did you know according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness right now in America there are 610,042 people experiencing homelessness on any given night? See what you can do to help! www.gofundme.com/TDDHelpingtheHomeless
My Heavenly Father I pray right now in the name of Jesus you would watch over the homeless children and please Lord that You would quicken our spirit to help those in need. (This picture breaks my heart!)
Poverty and homelessness is a really awful thing. But its extra bad in my opinion during the holidays. There are thousands of children going to wake up homeless on Christmas morning. Some of them not even being able to ever experience Christmas before. That, is the real problem here.