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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...

AFFORDABLE HOUSING FINANCE • September 2010 While progress has been made, New Orleans still suffers from a lack of affordable housing BY DONNA KIMURA NEW ORLEANS—A few bare walls and broken doors separate Mike Miller from the unknown. “Hey guys, you home?” he calls out while standing outside a...

“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...

I’m jogging Max, now 16 months old and 90 pounds of K-9 energy.  It is Monday morning, around 9:20am.  I’ve recently switched from traditional running shoes to some sort of 5-toed soft shoes that are intended to mimic the effects of barefoot running.  I like...

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