Stories

Sheila was raped yesterday. While Sheila was lying in her scavenged bed in an abandoned apartment a man came in through the door that no longer has a lock and he raped her. Sheila is already approved for housing. She has already completed the maze of information...

John Steinbeck would have loved the people we meet on a daily basis. I can imagine him sipping coffee in the morning with Ms. Donna – coffee warmed on the grated fire pit in front of her deteriorating, ramshackle home. He would have helped her empty...

by Nan Roman, President, National Alliance to End Homelessness In recent months, we have all learned that making progress on the most important issues facing our country will require extraordinary commitment and perseverance. We have learned that to create change and promote progress, we must be...

MARCH 17 - “So what do you do for a living?”  Normal enough question, I get it often especially when wearing my caution-yellow T-shirt that glows in daylight and says UNITY OUTREACH.  The only thing that is odd is that I’m having this conversation sometime...

“Ah…Hello?  Is this Mike Miller?” The woman’s voice over the phone is timid and in the background I can hear people laughing and yelling.  It’s Friday, 9:23 PM.  In exactly 37 minutes I’ll be walking into a packed bar room, trading in my social work credentials...

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