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I’ve got a headache. It all started with a conversation through the threadbare screen door of an abandoned house. A week ago myself and Clarence scampered over a chain-link fence, trail blazed through an overgrown side yard, pushed open a crumbling back door falling off the...

Two in the afternoon, 38 degrees and a blustery southern wind pushed Katy and I to play a little cleanup.  A brutal winter by New Orleans standards forced the Abandoned Building team out of our normal routine of searching dilapidated houses and into the emergency...

Last week the sleeve of Eve’s donated down jacket showed a mixture of burned feathers and melted nylon. She reeked of the kind of smoke we usually associate with good times around the campfire – only we knew it was nothing of the sort. The...

Today's blog  was written by Emily Downey, Housing Specialist for the UNITY Rebuilding Communities Shelter Plus Care Program. I see joy almost every day. Joy when I pick someone up from the Salvation Army or the street corner, joy when someone buckles their seat belt in...

I never sleep well on these nights. After 13 hours working the streets, an inordinate amount of stale coffee and a lingering sense of doubt, it’s kind of hard to sleep. At three in the morning I start thinking about the list. Every city has...

In the spirit of the season, I count among my blessings the men, women and children whom the entire UNITY team and the Continuum of Care partners have assisted this year. Here are a few of my recent favorite blessings: “Wait, wait! Stop please!” she cried....

Today's Post is by Cynthia Mitchell, Director of Referral and Shelter Outreach at UNITY Working at UNITY of Greater New Orleans shed a very specific light in my heart and mind on the human price of homelessness and of the need for assistance in being housed....

I fully expect to one day be tapped on the shoulder, turn my head and have my face meet the clenched fist of Ms. Gwendolyn. It would be justified. As a mental health professional, I’ll take one for all the social workers, nurses, psychiatrists, LPC’s,...

[caption id="attachment_1190" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Dr. Chan Crawford"][/caption] Today’s blog is by Dr. Chandra Crawford, UNITY’s director of public policy. “Go back home--we don’t want you here!” “Why would you associate yourself with such trash?” And my favorite, “You must have received your degrees from the backwoods of...

“Hey UNITY, I’m waiting for you!!!” These are the words shouted from the front porch of a shotgun double in Central City as we drove past in the van this afternoon.  The man shouting them yells them nearly verbatim whenever he sees us.  We’ve met him...

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