This, believe it or not, has been a dream of mine for a long time. There is not a more basic need. There is not a more basic form of human dignity than having a place to go to the bathroom. Our outdoors has had several buckets that men and women have been using. No […]
I’ve always believed in the housing first principle. If you aren’t familiar, it’s the idea that you get the homeless a home first and then work on addiction, mental health and so forth. This makes a lot of sense. Just ask Maslow: Physiological, the foundation level, includes: Air Water Food Clothing Shelter It makes a […]
A Note To Those Who Visit This Page: I HEAR YOU LOUD AND CLEAR. And by posting your story here others will hear you too. If you are homeless or near homeless, please know that we are all thinking of you here at The Homeless Charity. We are a very small, (currently self-funded) organization. But […]
I can’t tell you how thrilling and fast everything is moving here at The Homeless Charity. Hoban donated an amazing, beautiful refrigerator, another business I haven’t even gotten the name of yet is bringing in piles of wood. The people here have cleared a beautiful space for our raised bed gardens. It’s blowing my mind! […]
One of the great parts of working with the homeless is that I get a glimpse into a section of American society that most people don’t. We all know there are homeless people. If you live or work in a city you see homeless people. But for most of us that’s pretty much where it […]
I sometimes feel like I am from the Great Depression era. If you ask me what my greatest fear is, without hesitation, it’s money. I have spent countless sleepless nights worrying about money. (Some of you probably know the feeling.) Fortunately, I have moments of bravery. And I act in spite of my fear. So […]
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I just got back from a tour of Community Support Services here in Akron. Let me make this disclaimer: I’m not a reporter. I’m not a fact checker. And I am writing this all from memory. So if I make any mistakes please forgive me and CSS: just feel free to send me any corrections. […]