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Akron is drowning in poverty

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A person would think that if they spent a few years working with the homeless that they’d be fairly well versed in the level of poverty in their town. But I’m here to tell you: every day I uncover a new layer of extreme, severe poverty that continues to shock me. Yesterday a woman told […]

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A Safe Space to Just Be

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Click here to learn more and register for the event. The Homeless Charity community is coming together June 13th to collectively create an outdoor space just to serve the homeless. We always talk about where the homeless will safely sleep. But have you ever wondered… what do the homeless do all day? Shelters close, churches […]

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A setback that was meant to be

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I came to work yesterday to find our porta potty completely burned to the ground. Fire is a powerful force. If you had not known there was a porta potty sitting there the day before you would have just thought that you were looking at a small fire. Except the windows around the porta potty […]

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How I ended up running a drug house

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One of the issues I struggle with when talking about homelessness is the blanket thinking about the homeless. “The homeless.” That’s like saying “What are we going to do about “the people”. There are so many different kinds of people in the homeless community. Some have mental health issues Some have drug issues (which really […]

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Garbage People: The time to stand up is now!

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I’ve made a pact with myself early on to never bullshit you. You get so much disinformation and lies from every angle. Everyone has an agenda. Money and power are the gods of our time. The truth plays second fiddle to personal gain. So I’m calling it for what it is. You, the homeless, are […]