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IRAQ: New premises for homeless children in capital

It seems like a happy scene: girls and boys on the playground, swinging, sliding down a rickety metal slide and playing ball. But if you talk to the former street children at Mercy House in Baghdad, you will find that many of them are disturbed and potentially violent. Read more.

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Good Eating Lessons for the Homeless

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Creativity and resourcefulness. This was Canada’s top chef’s answer to the question how homeless and at-risk youth could stretch their food budget. Basic year-round vegetables might seem boring, but they can be stretched in a lot of directions and turned into a lot of good things.

 

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Diversity among the homeless

for the post 150x150 Diversity among the homelessAlthough homeless people are often considered as a homogeneous group facing the common problem, i.e. they lack a roof over their heads, often it is not the case. The homeless population is diverse, which can create challenges for the cities.

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Katie’s Krops

cabbage 150x150 Katies KropsHow can a 9 year old girl help 275 people? The right answer – by donating a 40 pound cabbage to the soup kitchen, where it was made into meals. Katie Stagliano feels bad for the people who have to go to a homeless shelter, but she feels good that she is helping people with the vegetables from her garden.

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Unseen Tours

unseen tours 300x225 Unseen ToursDo you want to get a different view of the city? The view which is not presented in the guide books and travel portals?
The unique guides who have experienced homelessness in the area where they run the tours, can give you an unexplored perspective, which is one of the ways to empower homeless and restore their confidence.

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Sweet Miss Giving

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Not for profit bakery provides community not only with delicious brownies, muffins and cookies, but most importantly, with opportunities. The homeless who need to get back on their feet have a chance to gain experience, confidence and hope for a better life with a support by Sweet Miss Giving bakery.

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Every Community Needs Cookies

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One of the ways to fight homelessness is to start a cookie business. And this is exactly what Jason Mercado did when he went through a difficult period of his life. This is an example how the skills and creativity help to pursue your dreams and achieve goals.

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Operation Love Affair

A free flea market organized in New Haven for the homeless had several advantages. Firstly, it was a way to help out the community and support the neediest. And secondly, it was a lesson for the kids to come out and volunteer.

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99 Year-Old Homeless Man Raises Money for Orphans

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It is a story of compassion and care. When a person having almost nothing supports those who need help more than he does, it is more than inspiring..
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Life on street means freedom

moradores da rua8 150x150 Life on street means freedomSometimes people chose to be homeless because of freedom. There is no one telling what to do, you don’t owe anybody anything and you work for your own money.
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Homeless Street Art

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The artist Michael Aaron Williams draws attention to the homeless by creating street art. He puts his homeless street people in places where passersby could find them, take them off the wall and bring them home.

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Taste of homelessness designed to spur empathy

0809tv73047 01pv 300x209 Taste of homelessness designed to spur empathy Around 40 participants in First Community Church’s Night Without a Home program learned more about what being homeless is all about. The program, held Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4-5, at the church’s north campus, included a simulation exercise that let participants experience the difficulties of being homeless and living in poverty.

In the simulation, participants were assigned one of five scenarios, said Angie Weber, coordinator of the church’s Heart to Heart ministry.

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Greatest Country – I think Not – Happy Friggin’ Birthday

130 300x225 Greatest Country   I think Not   Happy Friggin Birthday Our congresspeople, especially Republicans and blue dogs, don’t want to hear about this problem — because their economic policy (drastically cutting all social programs) will only make the problem worse. The problem is the growing number of homeless children in the United States. It’s a problem that must be addressed, since homelessness can easily cause physical, emotional, and psychological problems for those children. But it’s a problem that can’t be solved without spending some money — money currently earmarked for tax cuts for the rich and more military spending.

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Moradores da Rua

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Photography by Martijn Crowe www.thefaketory.org