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Mommy Loves Me – Homeless short movie story

”Mommy Loves Me” is a dramatic film which tells the story of a chronically homeless woman, LeAsia Sweat (Elle Blackwell), who is living on the streets of our nations Capitol. She is addicted to crack, which subsequently renders her homeless and impoverished.

“After witnessing the large homeless population in Los Angeles, California and the District of Columbia – I needed to respond with purpose, meaning and resolve to draw attention to the plight of those that are chronically homeless, particularly young mothers who struggle with substance abuse. After returning home, I saw an opportunity to do something with my ability to tell a story on the screen that would bring a young woman’s tragic life decisions to people that might not necessarily be exposed to this in an understanding sympathetic light.”

Marlon Russ (director of Mommy Loves Me)

You can find attached the Press Release and the trailer

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Homeless in New York: A Public Art Project Goes Underground

homeless new york 150x150 Homeless in New York: A Public Art Project Goes UndergroundLike any city, New York is covered in advertisements. Bright, flashy banners on every corner tout goods and services that, to the average city dweller, range from daily necessities to luxuries. But another visual element of urban life is just as familiar, and just as often overlooked: the homeless. Read more here. 

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Homelessness Is Going to Get Worse in 2014

2014 150x150 Homelessness Is Going to Get Worse in 2014Cities expect homelessness to spike in 2014 because of looming federal funding cuts in food stamps and the end of long-term unemployment benefits after Christmas, which could push those barely making ends meet into homelessness. Read more here.

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Photographer Wants New Yorkers To Stop Ignoring The Homeless

New York – Best known for his provocative images, photographer Andres Serrano has turned his attention to putting a very public face on New York City’s skyrocketing homeless population. His stark portraits of individuals who live on the street appear in some of the very locations that his subjects often populate — a subway station, a park, a church. They’re also inside 50 phone booths and bus stop shelters around Manhattan. Read more. 

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The story of Gregory Scott – From homeless to Mariott Awards

Discover the story of a man who lived 20 years as a Homeless and reached to become a recognized employee.
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Brothers Kicked Out Of School After Becoming Homeless

Two students who were kicked out of school after becoming homeless will temporarily be allowed back in their Pennsylvania district until a judge makes a final ruling on their case. Read more.

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7 Things About Homeless Kids You Probably Didn’t Know

There are more than 1.6 million homeless children living in the United States, says The National Center on Family Homelessness. That’s one in every 45 American kids who goes to sleep at night without a bed to call their own. Families with young children now account for about one third of the homeless population. And in case you are wondering why, the recession caused a 50 percent jump in the number of students identified as homeless in school districts throughout the country. Read more.

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Ronnie Goodman

“This is the first time we have helped a homeless runner set up a program like this.”
Ronnie Goodman is a Homeless, artist and runner. He’ll run in San Francisco Marathon. Read more

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City Forced To Open 9 New Homeless Shelters

140 300x160 City Forced To Open 9 New Homeless Shelters A record number of homeless New Yorkers are forcing the city to rapidly open new shelters to house them. The Times reports that the 43,731 homeless people in the shelter system this week is an 18% increase from last year, and the city has opened five new shelters in the Bronx, and two more in Manhattan and Brooklyn respectively.

The rise in homelessness coincides with the city cutting the Advantage program, which subsidized apartments for formerly homeless residents for two years provided they were employed.

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Can you picture yourself being homeless and living in a tent city?

sandiegotentcitycommeroverpass 300x124 Can you picture yourself being homeless and living in a tent city?That’s a frightening thought, but it is a looming possibility for more and more San Diegans as the economy gets worse for ordinary people.
Ocean Beach has a large homeless population. We see these people, chat with them and help them out with a buck here and there. But all the handouts and good will in the world don’t add up to enough money to pay rent. As rising rent is squeezing more and more ordinary people out of their homes (and allowing landlords to live ever-more luxurious lifestyles), the number of homeless people is increasing.

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The Bum Life

1 300x167 The Bum LifeA documentary & book unveiling the truth of our nation’s homeless population. 23 cities, 23 homeless people and 1 man’s journey.

As young children, we are taught that homeless people are the lowest of the low, the trash of society and what we aim NOT to be. But it seems that the general population is fascinated by them, we can never look away, instead we stare in disbelief and shock that they could live in such conditions, out on the streets, with nothing to their name.

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America’s shame: 40 percent of homeless youth are LGBT kids

110 America’s shame: 40 percent of homeless youth are LGBT kids LOS ANGELES – About 40 percent of homeless youth are LGBT, and nearly all homeless youth service providers in the U.S. now serve LGBT youth, according to a comprehensive report on LGBT youth homelessness released Thursday.
Nearly seven in 10 (68 percent) respondents indicated that family rejection was a major factor contributing to LGBT youth homelessness, making it the most cited factor. More than half (54 percent) of respondents indicated that abuse in their family was another important factor contributing to LGBT homelessness.

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Hastings, Other Lawmakers Rally Congress To Combat Homeless Violence

18 Hastings, Other Lawmakers Rally Congress To Combat Homeless ViolenceWASHINGTON (CBSMiami) – They will urinate on you. They will throw rocks at you while you sleep. They will even chew off your face.
These actual cases of violence against the homeless, according to Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar, indicate “a sinister trend happening across America.”
Rep. Hastings recently joined other lawmakers in rallying for new measures to help end the trend.

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Shelter 2.0 – Shelter for the Masses?

15 300x294 Shelter 2.0   Shelter for the Masses? Robert Bridges from Shelter 2.0 says: “It easily assembled as every part is CNC cut and there are very few different pieces. The tarp can be removed once it has been set up and then made more permanent by either sheathing with two layers of 1/4 ply covered with a rubber membrane or some sort of metal or shingles.”
Over one million people will go to sleep this year without proper shelter, and in the wake of our country’s current economic situation and the continual growth of tent cities here in America.

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Homelessness and Crystal methamphetamine (Crystal meth)

meth addict2 300x197 Homelessness and Crystal methamphetamine (Crystal meth)In the early 90’s a new street drug started it’s journey from the west coast of North America to the east. Many rave going young people tried the new drug and became hopelessly addicted. The drugs destructive effects are visible in the photos here.  The outward effect is only half the story as the drug destroys mental function. The reason for the  open sores that appear on the face are due to the user having the feeling  that something is crawling on their skin. They begin by scratching at the hallucinations and the sores gradually worsen.

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