Monthly Archives: August 2010

Another view of costs of homelessness on taxpayers: Homelessness Costly? National Alliance to End Homlessness Provides Great Information on This Front « Merrimack Valley Regional Network to End Homelessness Blog


Homelessness can be surprisingly costly for taxpayers. Fortunately, socially-responsible, cost-effective solutions exist. It seems like there are studies & even tools to use to evaluate the costs to taxpayers of the various services that homeless people receive across the country. … Continue reading

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A conversation on a train: Social Justice Superheroes the Mythbusters Tackle the “Lazy Homeless” Stereotype | End Homelessness | Change.org


We’re on the train on our way home. We strike up a conversation with someone sitting next to us. He’s wearing a suit and has a Bluetooth in his ear, an iPhone in his hand and a laptop on his … Continue reading

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A message to John Mellencamp: John Mellencamp: No better than here


“I don’t mean to insult anybody’s town, but Savannah is absolutely the most beautiful town in America,” Mellencamp says. “There’s no question in my mind, I’ve been everywhere, and the most beautiful town in America is Savannah, Georgia.” Yes, you … Continue reading

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We like 1Matters.org!


In looking around for the John Mellencamp PSA we found 1matters.org! We like them & their mission – after all their tag-line says it ALL: “Be 1 who Matters to 1 who Matters.” They also have their own PSA with … Continue reading

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Mellencamp does PSA on WHD (10-10-10) – he loves Savannah too!


John Cougar Mellencamp is loved in Savannah because he loves Savannah too! Interestingly I just found out today from Rev. Cynthia that he has done a PSA for WHD on 10-10-10 – how coincidental! He also just recorded for his … Continue reading

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A model to replicate: Center for the Homeless – About the Center


Everything that goes on in the Center serves to further our mission, which is threefold: Break the cycle of homelessness. Bring together disparate groups so that each can discover the worth, dignity and potential of the other. Pioneer a service … Continue reading

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Our inter-faith interests too: Common Ground Worldwide – HOME


While this is not exactly our stated mission (as expressed below in the quoted area), we felt it was important to share a principle under which we will be operating. If there is any confusion about us supporting a “Christian … Continue reading

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Other cities deal with stereotypes too: Homeless make their voices heard at forum on poverty | The Salt Lake Tribune


“The biggest problem we have is public perception that everyone who is poor or homeless deals drugs or is criminal,” Hilton said. “I hope we have provided some clarification of the issues. I hope we have erased some stereotypes.” You … Continue reading

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The other side of homelessness: The high cost of our homeless | savannahnow.com


But for whatever reason, the old mans preference for alcohol and a solitary life has drawn him to the street for most of his adult life. Continue reading

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Our own personal challenge: YouTube Blog: 5 Questions for Mark Horvath, Founder of InvisiblePeople. tv


3) Is there one story that has particularly inspired you to keep doing what youre doing?Last year I met Angela, who is living under a bridge in Atlanta and she changed me. She is dying under that bridge… When I … Continue reading

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