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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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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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Streetsleepers

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Photography by Martijn Crowe www.thefaketory.org

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Homeless USA

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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homeless sao paulo

Streetsleepers

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They seem lost in the city, so many people living out on the streets in São Paulo, sitting walking, sleeping eating, in parks, in doorways, on banks, under the viaducts and simply in the middle of the sidewalks.

Photography by Martijn Crowe www.thefaketory.org

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Homeless Signs

Homeless in Curitiba 231x300 Homeless SignsThe photographer purchased 200 signs from homeless people in New York City. The collection of signs that homeless use to beg is a testimony to the people on the streets. It tells personal stories of the poor and record the story of poverty in the world.

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Photography by Martijn Crowe

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Mobile Homeless Homes

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No one wants to be homeless; it is a choice that does not come easily to most. But if you are going to be homeless, the Paul Elkins shelter ensures that you don’t have to be shelter-less.2 300x225 Mobile Homeless Homes
Sure, it is 225lbs, but it is on wheels and features a sleeping area, kitchen, makeshift bathroom and can go where you go. Granted, it is not that big, but I don’t think that matters when the Paul Elkins shelter will protect you from a downpour.

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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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