Posts for February, 2016

My Day Walking in the (Muddy) Shoes of One Young Woman

February 13th, 2016

My day started early Saturday morning; the first meeting was 6:00 a.m. in Uptown with a group called Heroes for the Homeless.   Thirty of us re-packed donated oranges, sandwiches, cheese sticks and Fran’s chocolates into zip lock bags; we separated dry socks, clothes and hygiene items into other bags, and prepared gallons of hot chocolate […]

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A Round Table with Key Human Service Providers – And Eight Recommendations We Should Implement Now.

February 9th, 2016

No one should be sleeping alone, wet and cold outside.  That was one of the primary conclusions upon which we agreed. Last Friday, February 5, 2016, I hosted a round table discussion with key community leaders. These advocates have been working for decades to improve living conditions for people who are homeless in our community […]

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