Tag: "street outreach"

The Runner: a blog from UNITY's outreach team

The Runner: a blog from UNITY’s outreach team

| March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

That night we saw someone new, a young lady sitting on a filthy mattress, brushing a mangled wig while rats ran around her feet. A new blog from the streets of New Orleans, by UNITY outreach worker Laniker Hunter-Davis, pictured with her longtime outreach partner, Joycelyn Scott.

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The doctor is now IN

The doctor is now IN

| December 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

I couldn’t tell you the first time I ever met the Mayor of the Square. I was probably standing in the shade from the Cabildo in Jackson Square, listening to the square’s ad hoc brass band along with wandering tourists and locals passing through the Square. That’s how most people have met him.

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UNITY seeing increase in homeless families

UNITY seeing increase in homeless families

| December 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Cuts to domestic-violence programs and economic hardship are causing more families to seek help in the city’s homeless shelters or to sleep in their cars or on the streets of New Orleans. Recently housed mother Trolean Tolliver was featured in a recent New Orleans Advocate article about the UNITY-led “500 Homes by the Holidays” campaign: […]

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Disabled and homeless, he relied on people's kindness.

Disabled and homeless, he relied on people’s kindness.

| December 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

But now, with support from UNITY, Mr. Dawson is housed and is learning to do things himself. This blog post is by Emily Leitzinger, a case manager at UNITY’s award-winning Rosa F. Keller Building, a UNITY-owned apartment community for the working poor and for disabled people rescued from homelessness. On a cold night in 2010, I gave my […]

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