Access, Security, Opportunity Advocacy

Yesterday, I realized that there were three words which pretty much defined the core of my homeless advocacy. And they were the exact goals that were described in greater verbiage throughout federal and state guidelines. They formed the basis of the conversations I was having with my homeless friends, city and nonprofit agency staff, or […]

Measuring Homelessness

The European Federation of National Associations Working with the Homeless (FEANTSA) put forward the ETHOS typology in 2005.21 It classifies people who are homeless according to their living or ‘home’ situation: roofless (without a shelter of any kind, ‘sleeping rough’), houseless (with a place to sleep, but temporary in an institution or shelter), insecure (threatened […]

Homeless Housing Conference: It Worked

On Friday, Oct 12th, almost a hundred people came together for four hours at the Center for Spiritual Living on Stony Point Road to share and inspire each other about their ideas for new housing and supportive service program designs.  Sponsored by several organizations, the gathering focused on what participants have found works to support […]