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The number of homeless children being enrolled in American public schools has hit a record high. #RethinkHomelessness ... See MoreSee Less

1 day ago

Denise Totty Lewis, Betty Love Childs and 23 others like this

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Danielle ShockeyMe and my children have been homeless. Living in a hotel, and there is no.argument that homelessness def affects more people.than we think. So many of us are living paycheck to paycheck and if that job ends some how..I wouldn't know what to do. You can't judge someone for being homeless. There are plenty of working homeless people and plenty of people.who just need that one help them out.4   ·  18 hours ago

John Wayne ClaybaughWhile many shelters are crowded, the ones designed for families are better than others. Many have separate rooms for each family to occupy. The shelter system, though, is overworked in today's society. One suggestion I have is to create an alliance with churches in your area (or veteran service orgs, or whatever) that will help a few families a month to pay the first month's rent and deposit for an apartment. Then help each family get the needed items so that the apartment (or house) can become a home. Yes, I know what I'm talking about. I'm a formerly homeless veteran.6   ·  1 day ago

Arveca R HaberleinWil King you are right some places are hell holes. The transitional housing I'm talking about is like "my father's house" in Paola ks. Each family gets their own room. They eat in the common area. They get a lot of positive support and they can then get jobs save money and get their own place. They have to follow rules and they are given chores. They have church services on Sunday. The man who runs it is a preacher. They take donations of furniture toys food. The furniture and toys are given to whoever needs them which helps when they move out because then they have furniture. Yes make SURE you are contributing to a good place. Also if you know of an opening in a good place go to the bad place and help one of those families get into the better place.2   ·  1 day ago

Arveca R HaberleinRosemary Bartleson the definition is someone who does not have their own place to live. That could be anywhere from sleeping under a bridge to living with your parents.1   ·  1 day ago

PrepperBabe.comit is good the public schools are making allowances to help get the kids to school even when they do not have an address.1   ·  1 day ago

Lindsay ArmstrongLove Eddie!!!1   ·  1 day ago

Arveca R HaberleinMost places have shelters and/or what they call transitional housing. This is where a lot if single parents and their children live. To give them a chance to get on their feet. Contribute to those places. Ask churches and the schools if they know where these children are. Everything helps.1   ·  1 day ago

Misty McCuan McDuffieWow what does that say about birth control?16 hours ago

Bill BleckleyDo you think why people are upset w immigration how can we take care of them when we cant take care of our own . Now I know there are mental issues and people who are chronic homeless. But why aren't we more concern about the border instead of this issue!!!!!18 hours ago

Rosemary BartlesonWhat is the definition of homeless these days?1 day ago

Christy Johnson GarnerI am in Olive Branch, MS. How can I help! This just breaks my heart!1 day ago

Amy Renee ElamTiffany Elizabeth Galey1 day ago

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We thought we would repost our video "3 guys, 2 Blocks, 1 Day- How many homeless will we encounter?" today. This video was shot by our team at Rethink Homelessness just a few weeks ago, and tries to shine a spotlight on just how many longterm homeless there are in our community. Click below to watch and please share on your page. #rethinkhomelessness ... See MoreSee Less

A documentary from Rethink Homelessness. Have you ever wondered if the homeless problem is real in the Central #Florida community? Watch this new video and s...

4 days ago

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Melody SmithBeen there, didn't like it at all. Now I have a home, car, food to eat and 2 rental properties that make me income every month. I am in good health, have health insurance. God and I did it together.4   ·  3 days ago

Liz WolfelBut for the grace of God go I!2   ·  3 days ago

Cheryl HindmanNancy Lang I think you clicked like on the wrong page as your compassion switch is set to off.2   ·  3 days ago

Nancy LangCheryl I deleted my comment bc you think I have no compassion. I'm sorry that opinions are not allowed, and I will stop expressing my own on this public page.1   ·  3 days ago

Gitta HardnackIt's a drastic situation !1   ·  3 days ago

Jeffrey MerrillDaniel Cassista1   ·  3 days ago

Jenny MendozaGreat video, sad numbers!1   ·  4 days ago

Theresa Seminario AndujarEye opening ! : (2 days ago

Jennifer Aycock McnewSad!:(3 days ago

Sherri Dopson PayneGod Bless them!! I pray I never have to be in this situation! Heart breaking3 days ago

Joi EganOK, why? not just poverty4 days ago

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Fact: One of the leading causes of homelessness is someone fleeing domestic violence. #RethinkHomelessness ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

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Donna Marie JordanLots of luck to you and your son .3   ·  1 week ago

Laura PratsTyhi THIS IS AWFUL!!!!! There should be a place for these people to get on THEIR feet I went back to my Abuser and got my kids taken away NEVER GOT ONE OF MY KIDS BACK. Because My babies had NO FOOD AND I COULD NOT STAND TO WATCH THEM STARVE I WOULD RATHER DIE FOR THEM BUT GOD BROUGHT ME OUT AND MY X- Husband came to know God. GOD BRINGS OUT NOTHING BUT GREAT AMAZING MIRACLES IN A MESSY SITUATION!!!!! I chose to marry a non- Christian but God was still with me and brought me OUT2   ·  1 week ago

Tina LaneyGood job!!!2   ·  1 week ago

Donna MarsicoWe are failing them1   ·  1 week ago

Larry WynantFilmed in Orlando. Check out The Coalition for the Homeless. They help many of these folks. All donations go to helping the homeless. A hand up. Not a hand out.1   ·  1 week ago

Joseph Romero Jr.Domestic violence is no stranger to Orlando. This week alone we had to pray for an opening in a shelter that specializes in young victims of domestic violence. Harbor House came through. Referring folks to the proper agency is something we all can do. but first you must take the time to go and visit the many places that exist and learn what they do so you can know what is going on at the center and decide who is a proper fit for the agency. After 30 years of ministry, I have learned a great deal. www.chainsoffministries.org7 days ago

Clay Selfridgethank you Teri Tarcai Stonebraker for inviting me to this page. Been volunteering at homeless shelters for nearly 20 years. Teri has cooked many many pots of soup for our kitchen.1 week ago

Kristin Belle KnudsenSupport local shelters that help victims of domestic violence, and teach boys that real men never hit women or children. Please also recognize that sometimes it's women who are the abusers and men are their victims.1 week ago

Alden WalshThis is so true. Do you make an abused man or woman make the choice between housing their child or staying and taking the abuse? I know what I did and I never knew there was resources or places to go. I felt alone. Thank you for this one and finding a male victim was brilliant!1 week ago

Steve SumnerThat's what broke me! I left everything to save my kids,,,her millions trumps everything though.1 week ago

Vanessa ReeseThats wonderful may god be with you both1 week ago

Jennifer NewsomActually two trends are largely responsible for the rise in homelessness over the past 20-25 years: a growing shortage of affordable rental housing and a simultaneous increase in poverty. But thanks for raising awareness.1 week ago

Jason ThomasMy fiancee knows many of the people in this video. Her name is Raine Becker and was homeless in Florida at one time. She's the girl that was hit with a brick in 2011 while she was sleeping.1 week ago

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Fact: The homeless often work but still struggle to keep a roof over their familes heads. Many are physically or mentally disabled and cannot work at all. #RethinkHomelessness ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Jeanette Rivera, Cheri Hibbard-Werner and 23 others like this

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Lawanda FrederickMany ppl are one paycheck away from homelessness. Its very hard at times.30   ·  2 weeks ago

Federico SilverioI know plenty of people with jobs and homeless!!!17   ·  2 weeks ago

Ashlee Nicole ConderI got another job but couldn't make my rent because I was making way less. No one would rent to me because I broke a lease. It was horrible.7   ·  1 week ago

Rena Leandra MooreWow4   ·  2 weeks ago

Charles Shen ColonI talk to working people who are homeless a lot of them with children everyday in Orlando who have no problems other then them not making enough money because rent is so high or the have poor credit so they have a hard time getting a place6   ·  1 week ago

Martin FlanaganBeen there done that .I had drug problem6   ·  2 weeks ago

Gloria MarihartMany of those making or blocking policy have the type of mental illness that is causing harm and death to millions and it is disregarded or undiagnosed5   ·  2 weeks ago

Howard L. Destler IVIt's unfortunate that majority of the homeless who are sex offenders and have warrants for arrest and those with alcohol and drug addictions cause majority of people to overlook the one's truly in need or want to help themselves and get back into society. I've offered transients in the Orlando area food and they comment oh I already have food I'll just give that to my dog. I have also seen those who are homeless living with their wife and kids out of a van. Using free WIFI to find a job day in and day out not once begged for food or money. I no longer see this family but last I seen they had a landscape trailer and a few pieces of equipment working for themselves.3   ·  1 week ago

Ashlee Nicole ConderI lost my job after six years and two promotions and I was homeless with my two dogs. Its not fair.1   ·  1 week ago

Yaritza Enid ColonWow1   ·  1 week ago

Darius BanksPray everyday1   ·  1 week ago

Fabi FabiMe and my kids no child support can't get help with housing in Florida state!1   ·  1 week ago

Louise Ramos-ApplequistJoe thanks for posting on your facebook page. Many are not aware of the struggles that people are going through even though they have jobs. We minister to many families that are working but are still homeless. It's horrible and my heart goes out to them. I pray that companies make better efforts to taking care of this problem. 1   ·  1 week ago

Lauri BroylesI think homelessness is complicated by the intolerance of people in hiring practices, affordable housing and capitalism in general!1   ·  1 week ago

Buffy WomackIm there now..after boyfriend left a note to get out after 3 yrs and 11 months with no warning with my 14 yr old is hard but a very real epidemic in this country1   ·  1 week ago

Kimberly PraniewiczLike The Summer of Dreams and help the nearly 11,000 homeless children in Central Florida with food, academic enrichment and financial assistance. Thanks!1   ·  1 week ago

Joseph Romero Jr.Your welcome Louise, I am very grateful to have learned so much as I invest in the homeless and spend time with them. this week I confirmed that 20 homeless were accepted for a two week job of cleaning dorms at UCF and will make $100 dollars a day for a two week period. wow. what a break if they do the right thing with the money. It's still up to them to follow the plan that I laid out for them. some will meet with me weekly, I believe those that do will be off the streets very soon. Pray for the homeless who are trying to get up.7 days ago

Angel De JesusI'm homeless three months after I lost my three year job and got diagnosed with MS. Now I can't even get health insurance yet still am on streets.1 week ago

Josh RobinsonMore people need to step in an help the ones that help there selp1 week ago

Lori BohonSome of the homeless people choose to be homeless... And there's places like Salvation Army and goodwill go to a friends house take a shower and go to goodwill and get a job simple as that!!! But now they would rather take the easy way out and not work and have people throw money towards them!!!1 week ago

Sylvia Martinez-VasquezPeople, people, people!1   ·  1 week ago

Zelda LadanThere's got to be a solution!1 week ago

Gb CheatumMe too1 week ago

Darius BanksBeen there done that .1 week ago

NayNay SmithYea dey cud do sumthng but wnt! LKATMENW1 week ago

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How do you "solve" #homelessness? House the #homeless! After 7 months of being homeless in the streets of #Orlando, Michael now has a place to call #home! That's right, as of today Michael is off of the streets and in an apartment! #RethinkHomelessness #housed #homesweethome
Regram via @joshuacjohnson: A huge thanks to Ybeth Bruzual for having me in studio yesterday to represent the #rethinkhomelessness campaign and to discuss our #cardboardstories video going viral. Thanks for the support, Ybeth!
#Homeless does not have to mean #hopeless. The difference could be you. #rethinkhomelessness #ihaveaname #ihan #invisiblepeople #invppl #compassion
Fact: Over 30,000 people experience #homelessness each year in Central Florida. Most of them are women & children. #RethinkHomelessness #CardboardStories #Work2Change #PeopleCount #IHAN #Ihaveaname #invisiblepeople #invppl #poverty #family #singlemom #homeless #orlando #orlandofl #downtownorlando
#Fact: The #homeless often work but still struggle to keep a roof over their head. #rethinkhomelessness #cardboardstories #work2change #peoplecount #ihan #ihaveaname #invisiblepeople #invppl #poverty #streetphotography
What did Tim want YOU and the rest world to know about himself? He is a proud "Computer Geek!" Have you watched our #CardboardStories video yet? Which sign/story resonated with you the most? Cardboard Stories | Homeless in Orlando #RethinkHomelessness #PeopleCount #IHAN #ihaveaname #invisiblepeople #invppl #Orlando #OrlandoFL #downtownOrlando
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