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I want to share another petition. I am going to sign it now. 
Fort Lauderdale, Florida may make it a crime for homeless people to keep personal possessions in public... (21859 signatures on petition)
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Hundreds of boys and girls have been rounded up from doorways and roadsides by police and officials and put behind bars in recent weeks to make the poverty-racked city more presentable when Pope Francis arrives tomorrow.
Hundreds of boys and girls have been rounded up from doorways and roadsides by police and officials and put behind bars in recent weeks to make the poverty-racked city more presentable when Pope Fr...
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Yes I agree if anyone is interest their is a petition follow this link http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/877/422/118/
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I like this man :)
 
He gives 400 local #homeless folks a gift on his birthday. Whatta guy?? :) | #homelessness #teamaok #thepope
After Pope Francis got a cake and an impromptu tango flash mob for his 78th birthday Wednesday, he made sure Rome’s homeless got a gift, too -- sleeping bags emblazoned with the papal coat of arms. The pontiff donated 400 of the sleeping bags to homeless people in the Italian capital, the Vatican...
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 Thanks  #GaleHolland,  LA Times for coming to our LAHSA 20th Anniversary event.   Great article, you rock!


Los Angeles homeless service officials said Friday that they were on the path to abolishing homelessness.
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I picked this us for the Sacramento Homeless blog. I wouldn't say that making the guys wear Nazi Concentration Camp yellow triangles could ever happen here in Sac, but there are well-intended people who would like to "track" the homeless closely.

There are legitimate reasons to want some kind of tracking. To reduce the high death rate! To aid doctors; ambulances. But, yes, homeless people need freedoms as much as anyone.
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Let your generosity fall on someone this season!
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An amazing group of Hollywood producers, directors and executives address such topical issues as Human Trafficking and Homelessness.
LAHSA Winter Shelter Manager Brenda Threatt said, "Just treat homeless people like human beings, that's all they want."
#LAHomeless   #Homelessness   #BrendaThreatt  
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This is our project to rehouse homeless children. We're now prepping a crowdfunder to raise the seed funds and we'd welcome your ideas...
Giving Homeless Children a Chance | Prefundia coming soon page
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Hi. My name is Veda and in January of this year, I created a GoFundMe to help (broke) people like me, find a way to come together and help our homeless neighbors. In less than 60 days, we were able to raise money and get over 2,500 mylar blankets out on the streets of the DC area. I just moved to Seattle and plan to do it again this winter, both in Seattle and the DC area.

I'm looking forward to learning more from the people who post here. Thanks for your posts, knowledge and efforts.
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Thanks! I have been doing so. They've been helping to get blankets out, but so far none have invested or helped with fundraising. Which is fine. As we get funds in, we'll definitely need those hands to help get them out.

I'm a bit of an introvert, which is surely not helping my networking, but I am definitely trying every avenue I can find. :-)
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This is too cool and high tech....
Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority has teamed with ‪#‎HUD‬ to test and track homeless via phone app. that will be used during the Great LA Homeless Count Jan. 2015.
And today's announcement reveals millions of dollars will be spent on computer tracking chronic homeless and Veteran Homelessness. ‪#‎LAHomeless‬ ‪#‎Homelessness‬ ‪#‎LATGalelHolland‬ reports.
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-homeless-collaborative-20140909-story.html
A coalition of public and private agencies announced Tuesday that it is funneling $213 million to house 1,400 homeless people and to expand a tracking and placement system it hopes will end chronic and veteran homelessness in Los Angeles County over the next two years. ;
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So they're going to use funding they spend the rest of the year swearing blind they don't have, to count how many people they can't be bothered to help with it. Clueless much??
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Doug DeLong

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We can and must reorient our priorities to care for those who truly need our attention. Let's care about something real for a change, shall we?
We can and must reorient our priorities to care for those who truly need our attention. Let's care about something real for a change, shall we?
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We care so much about this, it's almost painful.

2.6-million US children currently have no safe place to live, so we developed a way to rehouse them.

The plan will relieve the banks of 1.6+ million empty homes, rehouse as many homeless families as need help [at no cost to them or the taxpayers,] *and add $6+ billion to this wonderful nation's economy in just the first two years.

One snag - No-one else cares.

We've been searching for the seed funds for more than six months, and the indifference among 'Corporate America' has been nothing short of brutal.

The project can be scaled to help as many children as need it. There is no catch. If we could just get it started, a lot of great kids would escape a lot of undeserved pain. And it's well past time they had that chance :-/

Any input or ideas from the group would be more than welcome.
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This is doing it right. Food, not spikes... #homelessness #teamaok
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#HomelessEcoVille the best way to get people off the streets is to help them to setup a self supporting life :-) Share and if possible, donate.

https://www.crowdrise.com/homelessechville/fundraiser
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Agreed, Oscur. We tried to source the funding from 'Corporate America' and the greed and indifference were unbelievable.

Now we want to do a Crowdfunder and ask homeless folks to support us, because it's likely they'd care.

If anyone can help us do that, we'd welcome the input.
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America, you're doing it wrong...
 
A #homeless guy gave her his last $5. She told Facebook. He now has a home. | #homelessness #teamaok #education #crowdfunding
22-year-old to live rough for 24 hours to repay man who gave her money for taxi
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We must all take a stand against poverty, homelessness, and hunger. Only when we take a stand together can we make a change.
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Thanks for the kind words :) Any help in finding a few people would be really welcome.
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Ralph Fletcher

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This is not "now"... this has been for more than a dozen years across our country.  From 2001 on, Las Vegas Nevada Mayor Oscar Goodman raided several churches that served the homeless in their church side-yards and cited professional casino chefs for serving the homeless on the streets (when I was named Ronald Kinum before I changed my name legally to Libris Fidelis, I was homeless when I wrote a letter to the editor of the Las Vegas Review Journal in 2002 about this, that was published under a title taken from a line in my letter "Oscar Mayor Goodman Gives The Big Weenie To The Homeless).
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Mobile laundry for the homeless. 
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I like seeing this type of collaboration. More areas could stand to look at Models like this.
OVE is a collaboration between the housed and the unhoused providing stable, safe, and sustainable places to be through alternative, cost-effective approaches for transitioning the unhoused to more permanent living situations...
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As a former homeless person, I have great concern for sanitation.  Where is a toilet?  That was my greatest concern when I was homeless, where to go to the bathroom.

In North Las Vegas we had a Hepatitis Type D problem at the Salvation Army, which briefly shut down the Salvation Army dining facilities.

Hepatitis D is the only form of Hepatitis that is able to be spread airborne, and when it was discovered, it was traced to the Union Pacific railroad track beside the dining facility where someone with Hepatitis D had been sleeping and defecating.  They closed the dining facility for two weeks, fenced off the track from the dining facility, and sprayed some sort of disinfectant on the area.
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An innovative housing complex for homeless people officially opened on skid row Wednesday.
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That's awesome.
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