Helping Homeless People Die Indoors

There is one certainty in life – we are all going to die. How and where we die are the only issues. Will we die quickly or have a lingering death? We don’t know. However, most of us housed people are pretty sure we will die indoors…

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Homelessness: “Not in my Backyard”

When we become educated, we understand that we do not need to fear people simply because they have no homes and/or they have mental impairments. Once we understand people and the reasons for their current situation better, we become sympathetic to their plight. Our compassion motivates us to help them.

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How Volunteering with the Homeless Changed My Life

I didn’t expect my life to change as a result of my research for articles about homelessness. But that’s exactly what happened. In the course of my research, I contacted several lead agencies of Continuums of Care (CoCs) in California to learn about their responsibilities. As you…

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Calling Volunteers for LA Homeless Count

It’s time to volunteer, get trained and help count homeless people! The 2013 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count, directed by Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), consists of counting homeless people within the City and County of Los Angeles, excluding Long Beach, Pasadena and Glendale that conduct…

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