homelessness

Running away from homelessness

Running away from homelessness

Back on My Feet invites homeless people to run with them to feel included and healthy

Microphilanthropy is an occasional feature that calls attention to small acts of generosity that people do for the benefit of others and highlights little-known needs that could benefit from generosity, even on a small scale.  GOVERNMENT POLICY MAKERS, community activists, and social workers have designed many different programs with the goal of avoiding or remedying(...)

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The invisible homelessness

The invisible homelessness

Majority of shelter population is families

FAMILY HOMELESSNESS is sometimes called the invisible homelessness since these mothers and children are more likely to seek nightly shelter in public places – in a hospital emergency room, at a bus station, or huddled together in a car – not necessarily in plain view. As a result, people regularly fail to realize how widespread(...)

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Worcester nixes sanctioned homeless camp

Worcester City Manager Edward Augustus Jr. on Monday ruled out any type of sanctioned camp for homeless people in the city, saying the issue “does not lend itself to one-size-fits-all solutions.” The issue of a sanctioned homeless camp first surfaced last week at a city council committee hearing, where Dr. Matilde Castiel, Worcester’s health and(...)

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Doing more for homeless people in Massachusetts

Doing more for homeless people in Massachusetts

Programs serving homeless individuals need more help from state

THE FOUNDING OF the Massachusetts Bay Colony was grounded in the social contract. In a sermon delivered in 1630, Gov. John Winthrop articulated the belief that, “[W]e must… make other’s conditions our own…as members of the same body.” For generations, vital services in Massachusetts have been a responsibility of our government. We’re rightly proud that(...)

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