How can you tell if someone is homeless? There's no sure way but there are a lot of clues that may add up to homelessness when taken together. Knowing them can keep people living on the street safer.
Poverty kills more people every year than any other cause and contributes to even more deaths. Why doesn't anybody care?
This essay looks at how little mainstream media covers issues of poverty and the reasons why. Certain factors determine whether a conflict gets covered by the media, this essay details those factors.
You may see them in sleeping at bus stops, tucked into parking lots near abandoned businesses, under freeway overpasses. Homeless in Bakersfield are a growing population even though the economy seems to be doing well. Here are some scenes from their landscape; some stories in their own voice.
Menstruating isn't considered fun by anyone, but having your period while being homeless sucks in its own special way. Learn how you can help women dealing with both homelessness and periods.
If you're homeless and trying to figure out how to spend a small amount of money to best effect, this list may help. It has also proven useful to charities creating care packages for homeless people.
Being homeless is hard enough without the extra unneeded questions. Here are some things you should avoid saying.
EBT cards allow recipients to choose the foods they will eat. A box of ready-made items takes away free choice and will truly be a handout.
Residents of Tent City West have developed a sense of community while running their own temporary housing system inside a West Baltimore school buidling
Learn some of the most common stereotypes, myths, and misconceptions about homeless people in America. Weigh in with your opinions in the comments.
Many claim homelessness is caused by (and only caused by) making stupid, destructive , and completely avoidable choices. This page examines some of those poor choices. Have you ever made any of them?
There are several deep-rooted causes of Indian poverty. Some have historical roots and others derive strength from socio-political structures. Lack of effective governance and corruption has only sustained Indian poverty.
Have you wondered why people living on the street don't just get jobs and stop being homeless? Learn about homeless employment statistics, the barriers to employment they must overcome, and share your solutions in the comments.