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

3 days ago

Synthia Kyra Hart, Nicole Smart and 23 others like this

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Donna Marie JordanLots of luck to you and your son .3   ·  2 days 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   ·  2 days ago

Tina LaneyGood job!!!2   ·  2 days ago

Donna MarsicoWe are failing them1   ·  2 days 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   ·  2 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 day 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 day 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!2 days ago

Steve SteneThat's what broke me! I left everything to save my kids,,,her millions trumps everything though.2 days ago

Vanessa ReeseThats wonderful may god be with you both2 days 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.2 days 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 day 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

4 days ago

Synthia Kyra Hart, Nicole Smart and 23 others like this

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Lawanda FrederickMany ppl are one paycheck away from homelessness. Its very hard at times.29   ·  3 days ago

Federico SilverioI know plenty of people with jobs and homeless!!!15   ·  3 days 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   ·  3 days ago

Rena Leandra MooreWow4   ·  3 days ago

Martin FlanaganBeen there done that .I had drug problem6   ·  3 days 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 place5   ·  3 days 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   ·  3 days 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   ·  3 days 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   ·  3 days ago

Yaritza Enid ColonWow1   ·  3 days ago

Darius BanksPray everyday1   ·  3 days ago

Lauri BroylesI think homelessness is complicated by the intolerance of people in hiring practices, affordable housing and capitalism in general!1   ·  3 days 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 daughter...it is hard but a very real epidemic in this country1   ·  3 days 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   ·  3 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.2 days ago

Josh RobinsonMore people need to step in an help the ones that help there selp2 days 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!!!2 days ago

Sylvia Martinez-VasquezPeople, people, people!1   ·  3 days ago

Zelda LadanThere's got to be a solution!3 days ago

Gb CheatumMe too3 days ago

Darius BanksBeen there done that .3 days ago

NayNay SmithYea dey cud do sumthng but wnt! LKATMENW3 days ago

Jinnie GillonFix it lord in the name of Jesus3 days ago

Katheryn HardingTo a comment above, we need to step up and do what is necessary for ourselves. Things get done better and faster when people with a goal take action.3 days ago

Jacki Achoe-PearsonBeen there ..still there3 days ago

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4 days ago

Fact: Over 30,000 people experience homelessness each year in Central Florida. Most of them are women and children. #RethinkHomelessness ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago

Yuli Chu, Teri Tarcai Stonebraker and 23 others like this

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Claire-Hermine OzberWho is the Royals cover by?1   ·  4 days ago

Rita DiazI remember being in the same boat...such a scary & depressing time. But by the grace of God & people who helped me, I now have a home with my children. <3 God is good! & The world needs more compassionate, selfless people in it!! <321   ·  4 days ago

Heather Baird CandeloraThe first time I watched this it was this mom that really affected me... A mothers love14   ·  5 days ago

Yadira Cosmesome people have jobs. Just tough situations. I understand some people don't want to help themselves but sometimes here in central Florida It is so hard to find a job that pays enough to get up and out of homelessness.... around here motels are more expensive than apartments. Resources are available for those who can afford to continue being able to keep themselves up. Things are rough out there when you don't have family or friends to encourage you. It's really easy to lose it all and really difficult to get any of it back....8   ·  4 days ago

Melanie PeachMakes me sick to my stomach. I can't imagine surrendering my kids. But I wouldn't wAnt them living on the street either.8   ·  4 days ago

John SilkeHard thing to do.....but was the right decision...the streets are no place for children....6   ·  4 days ago

Leigha ChristieI remember this was me5   ·  4 days ago

Shelley YoungThere's a lot of old hotels, why not use them for housing for these families?24   ·  4 days ago

Nanas ReynoldsThis country has gone crazy they build buildings and not even 2 yeaes sometimes well here in Florida anyway they tear it down just to build a bigger or better one total waste of money our money at that just crazy as many homeless people its a shame we as Americans can't help our own if i won the lottery i would find a building and turn it in to a shelter for homeless and I could probley run it on donation's they talk about kids in another country starving well FYI Mr president have you put any thought into how many babies moms and dads or just people in general herein our country that is starving I really think its to late for ys to get our country back10   ·  4 days ago

Carolyn CollinsSuch sadness .... No answers4   ·  5 days ago

Mary DonaldWe bring immigrants here to save them, what about our own people????? Just b.s.!8   ·  4 days ago

Olivia JonesGod bless her she's a wonderful mother for making such a sacrifice!3   ·  5 days ago

Ena Thehennastudio RodriguezI am saddened by the judging responses some have expressed. .. I pray you NEVER have to be in that spot. Because IF you were. . You wouldn't talk like that. At my time of need there were no shelters, no call backs, no answers. Nothing. I had to get rid of 80% of my possessions and currently live in a shared house with my son . My choices were the street or a hotel that was asking for $1100 a month! In the meantime hundreds of houses sit vacant bc they are investment properties catering to the hospitality industry.6   ·  4 days ago

Ena Thehennastudio RodriguezFlorida is greedy... they target making housing for foreigners to buy as investments.. and those extended hotels are more expensive than rent! Is ridiculous6   ·  4 days ago

Robin SimonsI cannot imagine the pain this hero mom goes thru missing her children. Knowing they are safe ...I hope they are able to reconnect and reunite and know how heart wrenching thos was for her....and them.2   ·  4 days ago

Amie NayaIts very scary since im in the same situation! I been looking for a second job! But no luck! If it wasn't for my mom I would of had to give my daughter to the state2   ·  4 days ago

Dealing is Healing. One day at a time.Bless your heart1   ·  4 days ago

Misty McCuan McDuffieI was just there1   ·  4 days ago

Vanessa Maloythis is so so sad...I am so thankful to have many family and friends!! I've been through some very tough times bit my husband always pulls us through. I've watched my mom struggle with us for years!!!!!I hope this women gets her kids back :(2   ·  4 days ago

Marcy RomeroAww breaks your heart1   ·  4 days ago

Shelley YoungWell, where are the good paying jobs? Good place to live without a heavy high price to pay, bring food home, beds and clothes. Why not a community of housing for these families, keep them off of drugs, alcohol, and no criminals.6   ·  5 days ago

Laura RomanWhy is this going on in of land of plenty why should a mother and her children have to go thru this type of pain ugh its so heartbreaking to see this I myself am not too far away from this really aren't we all since a cost of living is ridiculous but I could never imagine the unbearable pain of surrendering my children isn't there something that can be done to help these mothers and children ???to stay togther and have something that should be available to all a warm bed a safe environment and a good hot meal2   ·  4 days ago

Paula SantosThere are some hotels that make exceptions for homeless people trying to get back on their feet. I don't know the details but a patient of ours has a job but no home and lives temporarily in a hotel that either comps her or provides exceptionally low rates so she can save and find a home. Ask around, you may be surprised at all the amazing resources out there. Contact united way and they can provide info specific to your county. Tent city in Clearwater offers free cover, food, phone,etc... Im sure it's not pleasant to be in this situation but it seems to me that if these people have the capability to have a career or story that is evidence of their past success then they can find that success again. Nothing good in life comes without faith, discipline and hard work. Believe in these people rather than pity them - encourage them rather than enable them. 💓2   ·  4 days ago

Elaine Morgan HarrisI agree with Joshua Johnson. Getting a job is not easy, then there is child care, home, etc.4   ·  4 days ago

Lorenzo CardenasMy mother sends us kids (3) to her sister to Mexico ! She and her Husband and 3 kids of her own took us in her house for what so post to be months became years.1   ·  4 days ago

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Regram via @joshuacjohnson: Campaign to Rethink Homelessness goes viral I'll admit it... "If I was approached, I'd hand them a business card for Labor Ready," a local labor pool, he said. "Essentially the message was, 'Here — I work for mine. You can work for yours.'" I used to subscribe to the typical stereotypes, but then I took the time to get to know these people. If you held the same beliefs too, that's okay - as long as it stops today. Get to know the issue and the people before you pass judgement on them or make an ignorant statement such as, "just go get a job" as I used to do. http://touch.orlandosentinel.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-80806794/ #Homeless #RethinkHomelessness #Work2Change #PeopleCount #CardboardStories #Homelessness #ihaveaname #IHAN #invisiblepeople #invppl #Orlando #OrlandoFL #downtownorlando #Oyes
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