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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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Worldwide cities try measures to ban homeless

Fashion Shoot22 269x300 Worldwide cities try measures to ban homeless    Photo by Martijn Crowe

In several cities all over the world, some measures are taken for remove homeless from the street. We are not talking about helping them but chase them from the streets. Like spikes appeared in China and England, discover a resume of inhuman acts here.

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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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homeless stories Homeless USA

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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Employed but still homeless, working poor say ‘Homelessness can happen to anybody’

189 300x199 Employed but still homeless, working poor say Homelessness can happen to anybody By Jessica Hopper, Tim Sandler and Cristina Boado
Rock Center

Before the sun rises, Cindy and Patrick Kennard wake their three daughters, fold their cots in a Sunday school classroom and pack their lives into suitcases.

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Portland Considers Controversial Plan to End Homelessness

185 262x300 Portland Considers Controversial Plan to End Homelessness Reported By: Tom Porter
On any given night an estimated 660,000 Americans sleep on the street, or in homeless shelters. Here in Portland, that number is about 440, says Mark Swann. Swann is executive director of Preble Street, a resource center for the homeless in Maine’s largest city. He’s also one of the members of a task force on homelessness that presented its findings to Portland City Council Monday night.
Among the 25-page report’s recommendations are the creation of more permanent housing units for homeless people, as well the re-organization and “re-tooling” of the emergency shelter system, which Mark Swann says is under enormous pressure.

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Public Life; or Living in Public

181 300x185 Public Life; or Living in Public On any given night there are more than 600,000 homeless citizens of the United States who do not have indoor shelter. Most live in urban communities and are consigned to finding places to sleep wherever they can, beneath bridges or in parks, alleyways, and culverts, sometimes in tents and sometimes not, sometimes in cars and sometimes simply on public streets and walkways. Their presence is often perceived by those not so unfortunate as a public nuisance and so, not surprisingly, there has been something of an explosion of laws nationwide that criminalize all manner of behaviors which penalize people for being homeless.

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