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Perspective Gained at Project Homeless Connect 2016

A big part of our work is advocacy. Educating our community to strengthen our effort towards ending homeless is a key piece. There are many ways we work alongside our partners towards educating the community by sharing our experiences and resources. Aside from providing tours, sharing articles, hosting events, there

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Volunteer Reflection: Project Homeless Connect 2016

As a first time participant in Project Homeless Connect, I was excited to see just how many volunteers came out to be matched with and to assist homeless individuals who were seeking help. While getting the event going does take quite a long time, and there is a great deal

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Winter is Coming… A Devastating Reality for the Homeless

For the homeless, it is no winter wonderland. The first yellow leaf announces the coming of fall, and winter; and with it, the holiday season. Families gather together to celebrate what they are thankful for, their beliefs, and family heritage. It is the time for hot chocolate and cozy blankets,

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Fall 2016 Newsletter

Our latest newsletter will keep you informed on everything happening at HomeAgain. Updates on clients, programs, and upcoming events are just a click away! ha-fall-2016-newsletter

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Program Manager Describes Limited Resources for Single, Homeless Men

As a social worker managing a homeless shelter (HomeAgain’s Emergency Men’s Shelter), I balance protecting the resident’s rights; extending a harm reduction model; and practicing a trauma informed care model. This is all done while ensuring everyone’s safety and that all basic needs are met. No one day is the same

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Shelter Rules Examined: Is the System Outdated?

Emergency shelters have served our homeless population for many years, but are these facilities’ rules outdated? Across the country, our community is examining many programs’ best practices and questioning whether or not shelters are thing from the past. Emergency-style facilities began popping up in major cities, nationwide in 1983. Since then, we have

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Are Medical Expenses Forcing Homelessness?: A Mother’s Choice

We learn early on that the human body is a truly remarkable, durable, resilient, and yet- fragile frame that carries us throughout our life. Our bodies allow us to hug, laugh, cry, dance, exercise, eat, learn, and grow. Sometimes, however, our bodies cannot effectively fight off illness or withstand accidents.

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Veteran Beams with Pride Over New Job & Future

When I first sat down with Keith Shepperson, a navy veteran, I was visiting the shelter to highlight the story of clients during Veterans’ Season. In the end, I walked away from our interview truly inspired by his overwhelmingly positive outlook on life – despite his housing crisis. I wondered

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Family Homeless Because of Neighborhood Violence

When you think of your family, is there anything you wouldn’t do to ensure their safety? Resident at our Family Shelter, Dorothy, risked everything to move her family out of a toxic neighborhood and, consequently, accepted the reality that she would be homeless. Dorothy was living in Brooklyn, New York

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