Homelessness: There is a Solution.

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Homelessness is a systemic problem growing throughout the world as the population increases, and the reasons that ultimately cause someone to become homeless are complex. Homelessness is a result of the cumulative impact of a number of factors, rather than a single cause. Apprentice Thesis Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Right Livelihood affordable housing cheap housing free housing homeless homelessness Housing volunteer

Homeless in Harvard Square.

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Homelessness in America has reached epic proportions. Boston Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights equal rights homeless human rights poor poverty rich society Its cause can be found in economic inequality destroying individuals from within.

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What I Learned from Being Homeless: A Spiritual Perspective.

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Next time you encounter a homeless person, ask yourself these three questions: Enlightened Society Non New-Agey Spirituality Right Livelihood assumptions brene brown compassion empathy homeless homelessness poverty social justice understanding

Actually Useful Ways to Help the Homeless.

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So where do we fit all this into helping the homeless? Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Right Livelihood homeless injustice make a change poverty Social change war wealthThis shows that we are not only powerful in numbers, but that we can actually influence and change government decisions that affect our wellbeing.

That Homeless Guy is my Uncle.

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Maybe the reason we are afraid of letting the homeless and refugees affect us is because in acknowledging them, we must acknowledge our shared. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today Z ADMIN Family Featured Today fear helping homeless homelessness uncle mike

Why we Need to Look the Homeless in their Eyes.

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Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) being of service eye contact helping the poor homeless shelter homelessness making connectionUltimately, finding my father in the obituaries was part pain and part relief. I could finally make peace with what could have been and.

Breaking Bread with our Homeless Friends.

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friendship homelessness human connection sharing streetIt was hard to get William to look into my eyes. I knew he felt ashamed and also didn’t know how to handle the gravity of what he was. Conscious Consumerism Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Right Livelihood Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only.

90-Year-Old Threatened with Arrest for Feeding the Homeless.

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Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) Arnold Abbott feeding homeless Florida food Fort Lauderdale Halloween homeless However, on Halloween this year, a date known historically for sharing food, Abbott’s Stranahan Park feeding site was shut down.

The war on the homeless

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In the UK the war on homeless people has taken another twist in that it is now a serious criminal offense – felony to our American cousins – to occupy an unoccupied building and make it into a home; squatting, as it is called here. It is said that there are enough empty homes in the USA to house all the country's homeless and in addition all the homeless of Britain and Ireland, and that should tell us something. Namely that homelessness would not be necessary at all.

Homelessness and empty homes in the UK

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) We are being told time and again by the British government and the building industry in this country that there are not enough (affordable) homes in Britain and hence that this is the fact that there are so many visible and even more invisible homeless individuals and families. Fact is that there are a multiple number of empty homes to homeless in Britain both in the public and in the private (rented) sector.

Homeless People Plant a Rooftop Garden and Feed the Shelter Organically

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Heartwarming stories about individuals and organizations offering compassion and help the homeless abound and most of us enjoy being reminded of the goodness in our fellow humans and being presented with a ray of hope within what is a widespread challenge that faces our world and local communities; and while idealistic gestures that are very often well-intending are certainly feel-good and help bring attention to the issue of homelessness, the issue itself remains.

End Cities Criminalizing Homelessness

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Last November, a homeless man in Boulder, Colorado named David Madison tried to get a bed for the night at the city's only local shelter, but was turned away due to a lack of space. However, the City of Boulder keeps on the books – and fervently enforces – a thinly veiled anti-homelessness law that says sleeping outdoors with "shelter" of any form, including a sleeping bag or even a blanket, constitutes illegal camping.

Homeless People Share Their Stories on Cardboard. {Video}

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Because homeless people are still people. And ReThink Homelessness, a Florida-based advocacy group attempts to remind us of just this fact through this latest video, which has since gone viral. This video asked homeless people to write down something about themselves that others wouldn''t know just by walking past them, and the results definitely tug at the heartstrings. Arts & Culture Inspiring (Wow) homeless video viral

Anti-homeless spikes installed in London

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) London, UK, June 8, 2014 : In at least one location in a posh neighborhood of the British capital the first what can only be referred to as anti-homeless spikes have been installed to prevent homeless people sleeping in doorways and such. Homelessness is not a crime, it is a disgrace, but not one caused by the homeless people but by society which allows this to happen.

How a Moment with a Homeless Man Helped me Find my Life Purpose.

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It wasn’t uncommon to see homeless people in the city, but it was shocking to see him in our suburban bubble of affluence. Enlightened Society Inspiring (Wow) Non New-Agey Spirituality awareness coffee compassion helping others homeless homeless man life life purpose love mindfulnessI wondered how many of us drove by him every day and didn’t notice he was there. Did anyone else see him? Did anyone care?

Next Time you See a Homeless Person, Give them 5 Minutes of your Time.

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Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights Inspiring (Wow) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) WAYLON: Editor's Picks—Hidden Gems Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today 5 minutes awareness change compassion family give them happiness health wellness homeless homelessness mindfulness next time person politics spirituality Time Yoga your time

WATCH: Homeless Garbage Dump Dog Rescued, Transformed

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Read More The post WATCH: Homeless Garbage Dump Dog Rescued, Transformed appeared first on Ecorazzi. Hope for Paws found a Husky in terrible condition, abandoned in a garbage dump. Grab some tissues and watch their rescue effort. Animals Causes News Top News Video

Pretending to be Homeless for a Night. {Video}

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Adventure Boulder Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) attentionhomes fundraiser homeless ryanvanduzer shelter youth For the past two years, Attention Homes has staged a "Sleep Out" fundraiser.

What I Learned From Taking a Homeless Man to Dinner.

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Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights Food Literary Journal dinner generosity giving homeless motivation story tellingHe told me that on this busy street filled with busy people living busy lives, that nobody had ever bought him dinner before, that he was really hungry, that he had earned 50 cents that night.

Why I Went Homeless on Purpose.

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Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Food Green Health & Wellness Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) asking for help bike commuting camping cooperation family hike homelessness pets using less resources walk I wanted to be fully present with my child and cut out the meaningless bullsh*t that was wasting space in my life.

Homeless and Terrified Dog, Einstein, Finds His Forever Home

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Read More The post Homeless and Terrified Dog, Einstein, Finds His Forever Home appeared first on Ecorazzi. Einstein has gone from scared, shaking street dog to pampered pooch and is now enjoying a luxury lifestyle. Animals Causes News Top News

What it’s Like to be Homeless & Lose Everything: Lessons I Learned. {Adult}

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Adult/NFS Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) WAYLON: Editor's Picks—Hidden Gems Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today Z ADMIN Love Featured Today compassion connection between people homeless homelessness kindness to strangers sufferingWith each day that passed, we were less like the people we had once been.

Incredible Story of Kindness for a Homeless Writer. {Video}

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Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Inspiring (Wow) WAYLON: Editor''s Picks homeless kindness video writer This is the story of paying homage to a soul, dreams coming true and humanity at its finest.

Bon Jovi Gives a Hand Up to Philadelphia Homeless

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Jon Bon Jovi is giving homeless people in Philadelphia a hand, making sure they get back on their feet. Read More The post Bon Jovi Gives a Hand Up to Philadelphia Homeless appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes News People Top News bon jovi jon bon jovi

Youth homelessness on the rise in England

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Relationship breakdowns are causing a rise in homelessness among young people, a new Homeless Link study has revealed. Published recently, the findings reveal the extent to which rising homelessness is affecting young people aged 16-24. With rising youth unemployment, a changing welfare system and many families struggling to get by, youth homelessness is likely to get worse. Depaul UK supports all of Homeless Link’s recommendations.

Facebook deleted our video about Homelessness yesterday without warning or communication. Here’s my response.

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Yesterday we had a fun and interesting converstaion about homelessness. Green Non New-Agey Spirituality Right Livelihood WAYLON: Today Only buddhism buddhist advice everyday mindfulness Facebook Live homelessness mindful tips Slow journalism slow media walk the talk walk the talk show Waylon Lewis Facebook LiveIt was kind of inspiring to talk about real issues. But Facebook deleted the video without telling us why they did it.

Homelessness in America (and Britain)

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million homeless people while there are, at the same time, 18.5 This means that for every single homeless person there are an average of 5.28 The situation is probably the same, in proportion, in Britain and it is said that Britain has enough empty homes – and that is just empty homes; we don't even want to talk about other buildings that could be used as homes, as many squatters have shown – to house all the homeless of Britain and Ireland combined and still have room for more.

Celebs Join Movement to Remember Euthanized Homeless Pets

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Read More The post Celebs Join Movement to Remember Euthanized Homeless Pets appeared first on Ecorazzi. The Remember Me Thursday event will have people from around the world lighting a candle for those pets that didn’t get a second chance at life. Animals Causes Events Featured News Video ian somerhalder jackson galaxy katherine heigl kristen chenoweth

Why My Only Crush is on a Homeless Man.

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Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) acknowledgement flirting homeless human connection kindness What Ron has cannot be learned or taught, it cannot be borrowed or bought, but can certainly be hoped for and sought.

Why Don’t We SEE the Homeless?

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The homeless are everywhere in California: They sleep in doorways in Berkeley, pitch tents at the Downtown Library in San Diego, camp out along the freeway on ramps in Sacramento. They ride BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) with children in tow, begging for spare change from commuters. Their plight is met with disdain by some, […].

A Homeless Dog Gets a New Life. {Video}

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Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Inspiring (Wow) animals compassion homeless pets rescue For months, Miley the dog had been living in trash pile.

California Man Leaves $800,000 to Homeless Cats in Will

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Read More The post California Man Leaves $800,000 to Homeless Cats in Will appeared first on Ecorazzi. A real estate attorney in California, made sure cats were taken care of after he was gone by leaving $800,000 in his will to the Marin Humane Society. Animals Causes News Top News

Modern Philanthropic Art: The Homeless Homes Project!

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Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green Inspiring (Wow) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) build compassion eco green homeless Homes life mindful philanthropy Re-Use recycle Not only are Kloene and his team of cohorts reducing and re-using waste, they are providing shelter to those in need in their community.

Awe-Inspiring Moment between Musician & Homeless Man. ~ Alicia Wozniak {Video}

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Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Inspiring (Wow) Carlos Whittaker homeless man music video shoot The capacity of music to bring people together is a gift.

Remembering Cory Monteith, an Advocate for Homeless Youth

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As a Virgin Unite Ambassador, Monteith helped raise awareness and support for homeless young people. Read More The post Remembering Cory Monteith, an Advocate for Homeless Youth appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes News People Top News cory monteith richard branson

3 Ways to Help Stop the Cycle of Addiction & Homelessness.

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Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) addiction cycle family support homelessness volunteeringEvery person reading this article has the power to make positive changes in his or her community. All it takes is.

The Homeless in Me Sees the Homeless in You. ~ Jayleigh Lewis

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He (it was usually a he) would be homeless due to a crazy twist of fate. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) WAYLON: Editor''s Picks Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today compassion homelessness human experience prejudice vulnerability

The Inner Journey Home: How Mindfulness & Yoga can Combat Homelessness.

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Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) Meditation Yoga Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today homelessness kids meditation mindfulness San Francisco youthOn a list of basic necessities, mindfulness doesn’t usually make the Top 10. Shelter may provide us with a physical house, but how do we find a home mentally and.

Homeless Man Stuns with Amazing Piano Perfomance. {Video}

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Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Inspiring (Wow) amazing homeless piano He says, "I don''t know how to play music, but I like what I hear in my head. Sometimes I don''t even know what key I''m pushing. My eyes aren''t even open. I''m just letting the music play the music.".

Saudi Man Finds Innovative Way To Feed Homeless

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A kind and compassionate Saudi man sets up a refrigerator outside of his home to feed the homeless. Read More The post Saudi Man Finds Innovative Way To Feed Homeless appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes News People Top News

Homelessness could become a crime in UK

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) London, UK, May 2013: Homelessness could be turned into a crime under new British Anti-Social Behavior, Crime and Policing Bill a think-tank has warned. Being homeless and forced to sleep rough would thus become a crime.

Ke$ha Adopts a Homeless Kitty

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Read More The post Ke$ha Adopts a Homeless Kitty appeared first on Ecorazzi. It''s not news that Ke$ha cares about animals. The pop singer is an International Ambassador for the Humane Society and has lent her voice to HSUS campaigns. Animals Causes News Top News ke$ha

Scotland’s First Eco-Village for the Homeless Will Offer Education Too

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Scotland will begin construction of its first eco-village for the homeless in 2017 with its residents moving in by the summer. Each house will cost roughly $35,000 to build, but their design offers a safe, transportable, and energy-efficient environment for its residents to break the vicious cycle of homelessness. The Edinburgh village will contain 10 tiny homes that can house up to 20 people for 12 months each.