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Make a Difference: How You can Help the Homeless This Winter 

November 30, 2020 9:45 am Published by Leave your thoughts

As we move through autumn in New England, it’s easy to enjoy the refreshingly crisp temperatures, and the often breathtaking scenery. Right around the corner, though, winter is lurking. The cold weather season is, unsurprisingly, particularly brutal on the homeless population.  The good news is, there are ways you can help the less fortunate as the temperature begins to drop....

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Facts About Homelessness In Massachusetts

March 20, 2020 2:47 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Homelessness has a number of different characteristics that can vary based on the geographical region of the community. In Massachusetts, the homeless population has to deal with a difficult, often cold climate on top of the other already pressing issues of homelessness. While we’ve written before about things everyone should understand regarding homelessness, there are certain facts about homelessness in...

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The Startling Dangers of Homelessness

March 16, 2020 2:32 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Homelessness presents a variety of challenges that can be tremendously tough for people to overcome. And while much of the homeless community throughout the United States face similar challenges, there are also dangers that vary based on a number of factors. The geography, age, and community in which a person is homeless leads to unique risks that each individual needs...

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The Issue of Homelessness Among Women

February 28, 2020 10:58 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Women are often an afterthought when thinking of the homeless population. In reality, though, women affected by homelessness end up suffering greatly as a result of their circumstances. Let’s take a detailed look at some of the root causes of homelessness among women, and examine the impact homelessness can have on them. The Statistics If you’re curious about homelessness among...

2019: A Report on Homelessness

February 15, 2020 10:28 am Published by Leave your thoughts

2019 was a year full of growth, progress, and change in many respects. But is the same true within the homeless community? In this blog, we’ll examine some of the trends and patterns regarding homelessness statistics, and try to identify areas in which progress is being made, and areas in which it isn’t. Drawing mostly from this White House report...

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The Difference a Community Can Make on Homelessness

February 8, 2020 10:20 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Tackling homelessness, as with any issue, takes more than just legislation and governing efforts. It takes members of a community standing up, and coming together to truly enact change. You may be wondering how you and your community can make any significant impact on the homeless epidemic. Luckily, there are genuine ways you can help. Here are a few tips...

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Understanding The Housing First Homeless Solution

January 25, 2020 8:03 am Published by Leave your thoughts

In some of our previous blogs, we’ve written about a number of possible solutions to the problem of homelessness. Among the potential solutions was the Housing First policy, which has inspired passionate responses from both its critics and supporters alike. In this blog we’ll break down the Housing First homeless solution, from its inception to its potential implementation, and include...

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The Battle Against Youth Homelessness in America

January 16, 2020 10:52 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Homelessness amongst youth is an issue that doesn’t garner as much attention as it deserves. As our country and communities focus on solutions for the adult homeless community, our homeless youth present a completely different and unique set of challenges. This article will outline the issues at hand with homeless youth, and examine how our society is partially to blame....

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Top 3 Causes of Homelessness in America

January 8, 2020 1:40 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

While there are a great variety of reasons for homelessness, some issues are much more prevalent in the homeless community than others. In order to solve a problem, it’s important to first understand the issue, and to be educated on its root causes. Here are the 3 most common causes of homelessness in the United States. #3. Mental Illness Mental...

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Potential Solutions to Homelessness

January 2, 2020 8:49 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The issue of homelessness is undoubtedly a complex one. While many solutions have been attempted, all have ultimately fell short. While homelessness is, at its core, a national issue, potential solutions can be found at the local level, both in government and in communities. Here are a few potential solutions to the homeless epidemic. Increasing Employment and Income This solution...