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Are we blaming the victim(s) in Savannah? | Filling in the Outlines of a Dickens Character, This One Real – NYTimes.com


A quote from a NYTimes movie review of “The Invisible Woman” on Christmas Day to get us started: In an unsettling scene that reflects today’s increasingly harsh blame-the-victim attitudes toward the poor and homeless, Dickens pleads for compassion toward the desperate, … Continue reading

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Ending Homelessness in Savannah, What’s in it for YOU | Ignoring the homeless costs more in the long run


No matter what your viewpoint is on taking care of the homeless we like to meet people where they are in their walk. So, if you’re into helping the homeless because of social justice considerations, your faith tells you to … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Savannah’s Faith, Business, City & Neighborhood Communities: Are we ready to frame chronic homelessness as a public health issue?


You see, from Nashville’s recent Registry Week (see more at their How’s Nashville campaign website) we have seen how being real about the vulnerability to life surveys can show & help make us focus on the actual public health aspects … Continue reading

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Developing a sense of Urgency: Viable next steps | We need both compassion & social justice to end homelessness: Justice is a step beyond compassion | Housing First is the ultimate social justice at this time for Savannah – Food for the Hungry Blog


We need both compassion & social justice to end homelessness: Justice is a step beyond compassion | Housing First is the ultimate social justice at this time for Savannah – Food for the Hungry Blog or What is it going … Continue reading

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Why Everybody is Obsessed with Housing First: A Primer – thanks to Housing 1000


Originally posted on Housing 1000 Official Blog:
What’s the big deal with Housing First? Image via Wikipedia The traditional approach to homelessness has been almost to treat it like a disease—treat the patient first, in an environment reserved for other afflicted…

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Is this coming to Savannah? Clearing tent cities: Deadline nearing for homeless to relocate – Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL


Deadline nearing for homeless to relocate – Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL. This is NOT the way to clear the streets & camps of the homeless! YES, there are better ways like 100,000 Homes Campaign! Clearing Tent Cities without … Continue reading

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‘homeless but not hopeless’: Homeless unemployed blogger hangs onto Laptop and lands plum job | Geek with Laptop


‘homeless but not hopeless’ Wonderful story of courage, tenacity & compassion in this referenced blog post (link at end of post)! Saw this today & it gave me encouragement! It’s not every homeless person that has these skills talked about … Continue reading

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Savannah might need one of these: LOOK! a memorial for homeless people who died on the streets – a hardly normal view


LOOK! a memorial for homeless people who died on the streets. Mark Horvath is going around the country visiting various cities & seeking out the homeless for their stories – so that he can share them with all of us … Continue reading

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Has Savannah cleared its tent cities as easily?: KWMU: Homeless encampment cleared without confrontation 2010-05-14


Officials with the St. Louis Department of Human Services are relieved that Friday mornings evacuation of a homeless encampment in a crumbling railroad tunnel went smoothly.The city gave the 75 or so residents of the encampment, called “Hopeville,” until 8 … Continue reading

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