Category: Faces of Homelessness

It's good to be home again

It's good to be home again
When a tragic accident changes your life forever, being home makes you feel safe. This story from the upcoming play “The Homeless Monologues” shows how against all odds, someone can go home again. My story goes back to the good old days. It was a simpler time…at least it seems that way now. Before Chicago... Read more »

After years of living on the street, I had to give myself a second chance

After years of living on the street, I had to give myself a second chance
When you’ve been living on the street for seventeen years, you need some help to overcome the cycle of homelessness. Here’s a story, from the upcoming play “The Homeless Monologues”, of someone who got that help and took advantage of it to turn his life around.  My life is pretty good now. If I was telling... Read more »

Good Samaritan Candace Payne helps to save homeless community from the polar vortex

Good Samaritan Candace Payne helps to save homeless community from the polar vortex
It started Tuesday evening and went through Thursday. The temperature was -25. The wind chill was in the -50 range. The Polar Vortex was here. Most people made it to their homes and stayed there. Sure, it may have led to missed work and school, too much television and general boredom/cabin fever, but at least... Read more »
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Homeless man helps Kansas City Chiefs player get to his game

Homeless man helps Kansas City Chiefs player get to his game
Last Saturday, Jeff Allen was driving on U.S. Highway 40. At the same time, Dave Cochran was driving along the same road. That’s all the two men had in common. Fate made them meet up on a snowy day in Kansas City. Allen, who is from Chicago and went to both King High School and... Read more »

Little Caesars has a better solution for feeding the homeless community than eating pizza out of their trash

Little Caesars has a better solution for feeding the homeless community than eating pizza out of their trash
It’s winter in Fargo, North Dakota. You’re homeless. It’s brutally cold and you’re hungry. You’re desperate for some food. Desperate times call for desperate measures. You find a Little Caesar’s pizza restaurant. You wait until the end of the night when they throw out their leftover food. You’re in the alley going through their trash... Read more »

Homelessness in America 2018

Homelessness in America 2018
The life expectancy in the United States is 78.6 years old. The life expectancy if you’re homeless in the United States is 50 years old. Almost thirty years less. THREE DECADES! It’s even less if you’re living on the street. You’re more susceptible to frostbite and hypothermia. You’re more likely to become a victim of... Read more »
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Yankee's General Manager Brian Cashman spends a night on the street to help the homeless in New York City

Yankee's General Manager Brian Cashman spends a night on the street to help the homeless in New York City
The numbers in New York City are daunting. In September of 2018, more than 63,000 people spent a night in a city-run shelter. Almost 23,000 of them were children. The state education department says more than 114,000 students was identified as homeless during the 2017-18 school year. That’s ten percent of those enrolled in the... Read more »

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon helps the homeless community again

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon helps the homeless community again
Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon has a slogan for the way he wants baseball played. He calls it Respect 90. It means play the game the right way. Never take a play off. Go as hard as you can on every single play. Respect the game. Maddon tries to live his life the same way.... Read more »

A homeless veteran should not have to stand at a freeway exit with a cardboard sign

A homeless veteran should not have to stand at a freeway exit with a cardboard sign
The day was May 4, 1970. The United States was divided over the war in Vietnam. Protests were taking place on college campuses. Students against the Nixon administration. Students against the war. This day it was Kent State’s turn. The National Guard was sent in to try to keep the protest peaceful. They ended up shooting... Read more »
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Mookie Betts feeds the homeless

Mookie Betts feeds the homeless
It’s World Series time. Boston vs Los Angeles. East coast vs west coast. The Red Sox have won the first two games and making a huge contribution was their all-star right fielder Mookie Betts. Betts is coming off his best season. He won the batting title by hitting .346. Betts also hit thirty home runs... Read more »
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