National Coalition for the Homeless: A national advocacy network committed to "ending homelessness". Provides facts about homelessness, references to research materials, a directory to homeless/housing organizations, the NCH newsletter and calendar, and information about legislation and policy.
Why the 'Homeless Spikes' Deserve the Turner Prize
"On one level, as so much twitter outrage has pointed out, these spikes symbolise the transformation of the homeless into a form of vermin. But their artistic resonance goes further than that. These spikes beautifully encapsulate the essential concerns of a society that has abandoned any pretence of social justice, fairness and equality, even to the point of refusing to ensure what ought to be the essential component of any civilised society - a home for all its citizens."
Why not try volunteering? We are looking for volunteers to help promote Rise #bakery which is a #socent and is part of Providence Row - a fantastic chariety that supports homeless and vulnerable people. https://speedvolunteer.london.gov.uk/opportunities/2e9ee1cb-7dc7-4c57-953c-b636b0b8f847
~"Somewhere tonight, on a winding road, is an empty heart with a heavy load, looking for a way to a better life. Let YOUR LOVE REACH OUT somewhere tonight." If you were this person, won't you hope and pray that someone helps you? Let's open our hearts to them.
great for when the rich think the poor are choosing to be poor! .... ikr?!!!! Why can't the homeless people just get a job, they ask ... why can't they just go to apply for a job and nail that job interview and maintain a socially acceptable level of balance and professional ease?
From "Best Graces" at the Cafe . . . "Just beyond the limits of our best graces . . . just when all that amazing good guy "unconditional" love becomes so very conditional . . . that is exactly where Christmas begins . . . " TO READ MORE: http://www.lifelettercafe.com/life-lines/december1-best-graces.htm
I look at the boy, he seems to be my age, sleeping on the chairs. It's sad, really. So many children and teens are here, all of us taken from our family's. No one knows why. One of the men pushes me into a seat. "Stay." He says firmly.