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Taking A Walk

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We organized a walk on the Freedom Trail this last Friday with some people from our transitional houses. This is Herman, on the left.  Studies have found that nature group walks – and frequent nature group walking – were associated with a reduction in perceived stress, depression, and negative affect, and an increase in positive […]

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Jim

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This is Jim standing next to the deck he built. He lives in one of our transitional houses.  Most of the back of this house has been taken all the way back to the studs, fortified the footers, rebuilt and resided. The door in the middle and the window to its right were additions.  And […]

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Danny

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This is Danny. He lived for quite some time in our tent village. He was on our security team for a long time as well.  This is a picture of him in his new car. He now has an apartment and a full time job.  Good fortune could not come to a nicer and better […]

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Mary

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This is Mary, from our transitional house, showing us the seeds she is growing to get ready to put in the garden at her house. Neighbors and friends donated their Polar Pop cups for her to use. #homelessness

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Virginia

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This is Virginia standing next to the garden she and her housemates are preparing to begin planting. She told me she’s got several kinds of peppers and tomatoes they will be planting. This is at one of our transitional houses. The rototiller is borrowed from a supporter.

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Thomas

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Look at this handsome, clean shaven young man.  He was once homeless living in a tent.  Sometimes homeless people look like you “think” they should and sometimes they don’t.  Homelessness is caused by a perfect storm of many circumstances. It is a condition that will never be solved by sweeping judgement. It is going to […]

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Hugh Getting A Shave

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This picture was taken in April of 2018. It’s Hugh getting a shave.  We would have these incredible salons come by and give free haircuts and shaves to people living in our village. I loved this so much because it feels like such a high level of humanity and civilization. It’s just so caring.

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I was thinking about Crystal today. I love you Crystal. And I know a lot of people love you.  I hope you have a nice day today. Take care.

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Akron Homeless Student FAQ

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We have had the opportunity to be part of an incredible story. Neeha Curtis, a reporter for 19 News in Cleveland did a story on a young woman who is trying to finish high school from her tent in the woods. That began an incredible journey of support. MANY people have come forward to help […]

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Do The Right Thing

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This is Kenny Boldt. He has instilled within me a very powerful motto: “Do the right thing.” Very often I hear his words when I am tired or lazy. “Do the right thing.” A couple weeks ago a grandma, mom and 8 year old girl were on the street. This kind of tragedy is so […]