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In the past four years, the US has reduced veteran homelessness from 75,000 to 50,000 people after not reducing it at all for three decades. How do you think this happened? #RethinkHomelessness ... See MoreSee Less

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Amy TiddPresident Obama has made this a priority of his administration. As a Veteran, I think this is a great start. www.va.gov/homeless/about_the_initiative.asp2 weeks ago   ·  8
Brian HillVietnam vets are dying off. If you break the stats down by age-group you might find an increase among vets who served in Middle East.2 weeks ago   ·  7
Johann Bilderberg"I'm willing to sacrifice my life for my country!" "Thank you, here's your middlefinger."2 weeks ago   ·  3
Will OberFewer veterans and high rates of death among the homeless.2 weeks ago   ·  6
Theresa DinisTerry Two-Feathers! We met him a month or so ago! We gave him a backpack full of supplies and snacks!2 weeks ago   ·  1
Penny Yale WoodAn election is coming up?2 weeks ago   ·  1
Jessica Blairi certainly hope Obama acts on it.1 week ago
Seeing BellinghamThis is great news and proof that these kinds of efforts make a concrete difference.1 week ago
Sr. Kathleen AtkinsonI know some programs that have shown improvement by changing the way they do statistics.1 week ago
Anne MagnanHow can I help?1 week ago
Geraldine BerlinThey died2 weeks ago
Donald Youngstill a long way to go for our american heros2 weeks ago
James WaghorneI hate to be a downer on this, but the numbers are not what they seem to be. I was in charge of the annual Homeless census count for Dallas County, Texas. I also developed the methodology for the Census Count which is being used in many cities nationwide. In the early 2000's, it required that any homeless person being held in detention who would be released in 72 hrs would be counted in the Census. HUD changed that in 2008-09. In Dallas County on any given Census Count there are over 350 homeless people in detention/jail for misdemeanors who are no longer counted. This throws the entire census count and this truth off by large numbers across our country.2 weeks ago

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#LaborDay is a relaxing time off of work for many people. During the celebrations today let's take a moment to remember our chronically homeless neighbors who wish they could work but are unable to due to physical or mental disabilities. #RethinkHomelessness ... See MoreSee Less

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SlayerOf GildameshI think the way we think about "disabilities" is a big part of the problem. We think/act like people "with disabilities" are not able to do anything at all but the truth is that everyone is capable of something. Instead of focusing on what we can't do, we could focus on helping each other figure out what we CAN do. For example, I have been deemed "disabled" due to some mental and physical limitations that prevent me from working the types of jobs I used to, but I can still do things like stuff envelopes, organize paperwork, and type. A woman I worked with "has Down Syndrome"; she may not be able to do physics, but she will certainly run circles around any "normal" person cleaning a dining room! Stephen Hawking may not even be able to utilize his own voice box but he can outdo most anyone with his brain! I once worked at a homeless shelter where many of the guests were "disabled". I saw all kinds of things they were capable of, but most of them were convinced of the lie that their "disability" meant they had nothing to offer the world. Rethinking homelessness also means rethinking the things we blame for it. Thank you for your part in making a difference! One Love!3 weeks ago   ·  15
Brenda MoultrieEvery 1st Monday of the month I help feed the homeless and unfortunately today the shelter is closed me personally I have a human disability don't mess with someone who is unable to defend himself smile3 weeks ago   ·  2
Debra SaganSlayerOf Gildamesh, you are right about people's perceptions of the disabled and most people almost act like they can catch the disability. What nearly everyone fails or refuses to consider is that each one of us is a breath away from becoming disabled ourselves: be it disease, an accident, a sudden medical condition, genetics, or something festering within the body, a disability can strike suddenly and turn lives upside down in an instant. And in that instant jobs are lost, income is slashed, mortgages go unpaid, buying transportation, medical supplies, clothing, food, and paying for utilities and other necessities becomes a struggle. We should stop thinking of this as "many homeless people are disabled" and start realizing that many disabled are homeless (and for good reason).2 weeks ago   ·  1
Alex Santisteban#libertyuniversity loves people like Jesus did! Way to rep the Flames in the picture!3 weeks ago   ·  1
Joshua JohnsonTerri - I think the last time I saw him was about 2 weeks ago.3 weeks ago   ·  1
Sheila Weilage HiggsIm thinking of many, but mostly my babyboy Michael who wants to work more than anyone I know! My heart hurts 4 my son!3 weeks ago
Frank SlateThose generous folks who make food and feed the homeless in some areas of Florida are NOT allowed to continue to do so.. it's the LAW..3 weeks ago
Connie SweetKittiBlessings3 weeks ago
Brenda EppardPrayers3 weeks ago
Ashley MullinYes it is3 weeks ago
Robert AndersonYes it is.3 weeks ago

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“The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago, the second best time is now.” - Chinese Proverb (Modern interpretation: We should have helped the homeless a long time ago, but helping them TODAY is better than never.) #rethinkhomelessness ... See MoreSee Less

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Debbie UpdikeWell I may be selfish but there are to many people in our own country to help feed and children that need adopted with out going out of our company clean up this country first then go else where3 weeks ago   ·  5
Nancy Ellen Stiglich FerrisThere is nothing wrong with compassion ever.3 weeks ago   ·  2
Binxy MorganAs a homeless person it it's hard to see some of this. Thank you to a dear friend my children and I have had a roof over our heads for the last few months, while I fight for disability, but even that has to end. On October 1st we are back on the streets. Just in time for my son's 3rd birthday. I'm not capable of working due to daily debilitating migraines, back injuries and other permanent damage to my body leaving me in constant pain. I don't take lots of medication, I can't I have to stay clear minded to care for my children. I wish I could work, I loved working, I'm just not capable anymore.1 day ago
Suzette WatkinsIt's important to know the difference between helping vs enabling.3 weeks ago   ·  1
Lorna SturgesAmen3 weeks ago
Jareth Beemanplanting trees is probably just as good of an idea.3 weeks ago
Sandee HullKool saying3 weeks ago

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In the past four years, the US has reduced veteran homelessness from 75,000 to 50,000 people after not reducing it at all for three decades. How do you think this happened? #RethinkHomelessness #USVeterans #HomelessVets #HomelessVeterans #VeteranHomelessness #Compassion #IHAN #InvisiblePeople #invppl #Orlando #OrlandoFL
#LaborDay is a relaxing time off of work for many people. During the celebrations today let's take a moment to remember our chronically homeless neighbors who wish they could work but are unable to due to physical or mental disabilities.#RethinkHomelessness #ihaveaname #IHAN #InvisiblePeople #Invppl #Disabled #mentalhealth #mentalillness
Many #homeless youth are stuck on the streets because of abuse, abandonment, or family rejection. Foster children, domestic or sexual abuse survivors, and #LGBT youth are at the highest risk for homelessness. ‪#‎RethinkHomelessness‬ #homelesskids #homelessyouth #lgbtyouth #homelessness #domesticabuse #domesticviolence #domesticabuseawareness
At last night’s @mtv #VMA awards show, @mileycyrus donated her acceptance speech to a formerly #homelessyouth, Jesse from @myfriendsplace in Los Angeles, to bring awareness to the devastating problem of #youthhomelessness. Jesse shared his story of living in multiple shelters and encountering youth all over the country that are “starving and lost and scared for their lives.” Sadly, his journey is similar to stories we encounter around the country and here in #CentralFlorida. We would like to help Miley shine a light on youth homelessness by asking everyone to rethink what homelessness is and who it effects. Most youth who end up on the streets have suffered abuse, trauma, and neglect. They are not rebellious kids who simply make bad choices; they are our youngest tragedies that deserve our greatest compassion & support. Thank you Miley, for bringing awareness to a sector of society that is not discussed often enough in our communities. #RethinkHomelessness #homeless #homelessness #invisiblepeople #invppl #work2change Photo via: MTV Instagram
Via @theihaveanameproject: "Anytime #compassion is contagious, it's a good thing." - Robin Williams #rethinkhomelessness #ihaveaname #ihan #invisiblepeople #invppl #homeless #homelessness
Sam Tsemberis addressing the Central Florida Leadership Forum after playing a video featuring Mark Horvath of @invisiblepeople. #orlando #cfl #orlandofl #homeless #homelessness #rethinkhomelessness #pathwaystohousing #invisiblepeople #invppl