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Art4TheHomeless Webzine October 1, 2012

Landa Ruen Savory Bread Pudding The Homeless Pages International Homeless Pages World Homeless Action Day Atlanta 11 Places You Can Sleep for Free A Wagon Wheel for a Giant

In This Edition

Ÿ Art4TH News Ÿ Feature Homeless Relief Organization Ÿ Doing It Homeless Ÿ Feature Visual Artist Ÿ Poedancer Ÿ Au Contraire Ÿ The Homeless Pages Ÿ The International Homeless Pages Ÿ Art4TH Sponsors and Partners

The Art4TheHomeless Publishing Team apologizes for the lateness of the October 1st Edition and the absence of the September 15th Edition of the Art4TH Zine.

Art4TH News

Art4TH Founder Johnna Crider became homeless on September 5th, 2012 and is currently in transition. She will be relocating to Texarkana, TX where she can stay with a friend, get a better paying job and save up money and also focus on Art4TheHomeless. Also, in the coming months, Art4TheHomeless will be undergoing a restructuring plan and there will be a new Executive Director, CEO, Vice President and Chairman of the Board of Directors. Also, Art4TheHomeless and Eternal Impact are teaming up with Camden Midtown Atlanta to focus on World Homeless Action Day Atlanta on October 10, 2012!


World Homeless Action Day is a worldwide collaborative effort that is held on the 10th day of October every year…….What should or could be done on this day? The day is there for you and your community to use, as you see fit, to create change and make a difference in the lives of people who are experiencing homelessness in your local area. There seems to be an international day for this or that all the time. Sometimes even an entire week or month is devoted to focusing our attention on an issue or group of people in need. These can be very powerful opportunities in terms of fundraising, awareness-raising, and garnering significant political power. There are two hashtags we are using for the Atlanta Event. #MoreThanWords is the official hashtah for the World Homeless Action Day Movement and #WorldHomelessActionDayATL is the hashtag for the Atlanta WHAD. If you are not in the Atlanta area but want to participate, you can click on the above image that has the guy sitting down with the sign saying “I Want Change” and either host your own event or help promote the event in your communities

This year, Atlanta, GA will be joining the cities all over the world taking part in World Homeless Action Movement. The Atlanta Event Admission is Free! Art4TheHomeless has teamed up with Camden Midtown Atlanta and Eternal Impact Homeless Ministries to raise homeless awareness in a fun and innovative way. We will be collecting items to pass out to the homeless of Metro Atlanta after the event: toiletries, coats, clothes and blankets. There will be two live bands and a raffle drawing for fundraising for both Art4TheHomeless and Eternal Impact. Camden will provide free food and drinks (soda, water,) for everyone who comes! Schedule of Events 6-7:30 The Shadow Lords open the event 7:30-7:50 Raffle Drawing 7:50-9 Vintage Nation headlines the event When: October 10, 2012 at 6 PM to 9 PM Where: Courtyard at Camden Midtown Atlanta 265 Ponce de Leon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30308

11 Places You Can Sleep for Free

In only 3 days I’ll be able to say I’ve been sleeping in my car for 2 years straight here in warm and sunny southern California. It has it’s ups and downs, but so does every other circumstance, right? Luckily, I don’t have to pay rent, although I do like to joke that my rent is only about $70/mo aka car insurance. LOL

free – or do anything for free to be honest. So I did a little research and added my 1 cent (can’t afford 2 cents) to the list below to help you find locations to sleep for free whether you’re homeless or traveling or simply want a mini-adventure. List below is in no particular order. 1. Wal-Mart / Retail / Gym Parking Lots This is my choice. Not all retail parking lots are equal. Some have security or foot traffic or employees going in and out etc. Mylocation is at a Wal-Mart that is not 24/7 but does have a night crew that frequents the parking lot and front of building throughout the night. So I feel somewhat safe.

Doing It Homeless

To keep up with the Free Mindset I wanted to list some ways you (and myself) can sleep for free. This is another subject that no one really talks about. You don’t hear news stories on places you can sleep for

2. Shelters / Tent Cities Indoors is always the way to go if given the option, whether it’s in a tent or a shelter building. But be aware of your surroundings as the more people next to you, the more stressful it can become for you. 3. /

through apartment complexes, so you can get away with parking in the same complex (but not the same spot) for days or weeks at a time. 7. Church or Other Community Parking Lot If you’re a religious person, you may think to park in your church’s parking lot, and they may allow it. But if it’s not your church, some may ask you to participate in attending the church or working off your time allotted on their property. Other places such as YMCA or Rec Centers may also work, but they usually have some type of security patrol and may ask you to leave. 8. Beach / Lake A great place to ‘camp out’ is at the waterfront. Not all beaches or lakes are patrolled, and some have shower stalls you can use for free. Drive up and down the coast and try out different locations and see what works best for your situation. The cool breeze and fresh atmosphere is a great place to brainstorm. 9. Vacant Homes / Barns / Cabins This can be a bit tricky, and is not recommended for more than a night or two. If you’re traveling and stumble upon a vacant building, you may want to stake it out the first night (if you’re able) before sleeping inside. The building could be vacant for a number of reasons, or it could already be taken up by a group of squatters who will return late in the night. 10. Bus / Train Station

We all know about, but did you know about I just learned about it today, and supposedly it’s the same functionality as CraigsList, but more community based andsafe. But ‘safe’ is a relative term.

Just like the truck stop or rest areas, these parking lots have frequent traffic and many parked vehicles. So parking for a couple days may work out without any issue at all. With restrooms and other amenities, it could be a hassle free location to sleep during your travels.

4. Highway Rest Stops / Truck Stops

11. Park & Ride / Parking Structure or Lots

You’ve seen these on the side of freeways labeled Rest Areas where truck drivers or any other vehicles can take a rest from their longdrive. There’s usually no security here but often there’s showers;though not always free. Of course there’s restrooms and vending machines and sometimes more amenities.

Park & Ride are small parking lots usually within a city where people park their cars for most of the day while joining a carpool in the morning on their way to work. These also rarely have security patrolling, but cops may check them out on occasion. Parking structures may work in your favor, but they may also have security or cops patrolling as it’s a frequent place for illegal activities.

5. Public Parks / Open Land These places are preferred for those who wish to be alone, away from the city and other people. There’s plenty of open land across theUnited States, but be careful and watch for signage dictating when and where you’re allowed to go. Or if you’re in a secluded place, be wary of wildlife. 6. Residential Neighborhood / Apartment Complexes If you wish to stay within the city, parking on the street of a residential neighborhood is a great place to sleep, however, if you’re there more than one night, someone may take notice and contact authorities. But apartment complexes are even better, especially those without security patrol. More traffic goes

The above is opinions based on my personal experiences as well as others found throughout the internet. But what I want to know is, What’s your experience with the above locations?

Landa Lynae Ruen is an artist with a Bachelor of Special Studies, winner of The Kimmel Award and Lambda Alpha at the National Collegiate Honors Society for Anthropology. Landa has attended the Art Institute of Chicago, and studied abroad in Mexico City, Michoacรกn, Mexico for Advanced Drawing and Ceramics.

Landa Ruen

Landa has exhibited in Decorah, IA; Corning, IA; Minneapolis, MN; Mount Vernon, IA; Shanghai, China; Alexandria, VA; and has apprenticed and completed residencies with Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park (Koka City, Japan), Palazzo Rinaldi (Noepoli, Italiy) Pantocrator Gallery Shanghai (Shanghai, China) SCIS Upper and Lower School (Shanghai, China), and Black Bear Pottery (Brainerd, MN)


A Wagon Wheel for a Giant I like to think of Ferris Wheels

Take command of angular momentum

Like a wagon wheel for a giant

Propelled through space and time

An enormous pie chart in the sky

Such passion in passive motion

Measuring all that is good in us

To rise and spin and round again

It circles and spins in the light

And create pie charts divided

Glows in the night with electric bulbs

By the spinning motion illustrated

Enacts great meetings on the air

In an art piece in the sky

Where sweethearts ride into romance

Mounted on the ground in safety

Once I saw a huge bicycle

Fraught with fear and guilt I ride

And it was propelled by two

Though I never actually get on again

Ferris Wheels rolling, stranger still

In spirit I spin with the best of them

A rider atop the loco-motor

And manufacture them for the children

Pedaling madly to keep up

Who ride and shout with delight

With this giant bicycle spinning

And create such wonderful things

Twin water wheels spinning out

My life long pure delight

I know the sensation of spilling

Oh the wagon wheel of a giant

Out over the edge, as if one

Spinning in enormity

Might fall from the sky

The wonder of what is amazing

Around the unseen bend

Despite my jealousy, as one

And then the swing around

Who is eternally on the ground

Back up the other side

Stable as I am underfoot

And around and around and around

Though the shadow of it looms above me

The lives that intercede and collide

I rest in my quiet contentment

The meeting place of the fair park

For such dreams I imagine in a ride

Where lives interact and circumstance

I live out while I sleep

Celebrates. Where children come

Where I ride Ferris Wheels into the night

To ride for the first time, how afraid

And spill out over the trees

They might be to climb on, then

And fly in the sky like all the rest

Laugh jubilantly with delight

I am my own worst enemy

For the treat of a Ferris Wheel Ride

For what I may well do

When I was a kid I got stuck

I fear and never end up playing

On the top of one, it almost tipped

To spin in the sky in the giant expanse

We almost fell to the ground

Of this wish fulfillment, that someday

My parents looked on

I may ride again, fearless as I am willing

At me and my brother at the top

And get on the wagon wheel for a giant

Terrified that they would lose

And spin into the universe

Their only children. We lived

And circle the sun as a Ferris Wheel comet

To get off. But for years we weren’t

It would be named after me

Allowed to ride, kept on the ground

And every time one got onto ride

I still have trouble getting on one

Perhaps they might think of me

I usually stay on the ground

Standing in the ground looking up

But worship them and lend encouragement

To glide in the night sky

Praying for a day of victory

For others to take a whirl, take

Lit up with all the crowd

The ride on a wagon wheel for giants

And spin and intermingle

It is truly quite a thrill

As a pie chart set in the ground.

To broach the expanse of the sky

As a wagon wheel for a giant.

Au Contraire’s Savory Bread Pudding Ingrédients 6 cups French bread, cut up 1 pkg breakfast sausage (I like Jimmy Dean’s Hot Sausage with this) 1/2 cup onions, chopped well 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp butter 4 oz (1/2 block) cream cheese 2 cups fresh spinach 8 eggs 2 cups milk

Au Contraire

1 tsp salt 1 tsp black pepper 2 cups mild cheddar cheese, shredded Instructions de cuisson Melt the butter and sauté the onions and garlic until soft. Add the cream cheese and blend well. Brown the sausage until it is well-cooked and broken up into small pieces. Beat the eggs, milk, salt, and black pepper. Grease a large baking dish. Layer the bread, sausage, spinach, and cream cheese & onions/garlic mixture. Pour the egg mixture evenly over the contents and top with the shredded cheddar. Cover with foil and let marry for about an hour to overnight. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Baked covered for about 30 minutes. Uncover dish and bake another 20-30 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and let rest about 10 minutes. Serve warm with fresh fruit.

The Homeless Pages

The Homeless Pages is a section in the Art4TH Zine that is dedicated to not only helping homeless relief organizations gain exposure but also helping anyone who is homeless get to the right resources they need. This section will be growing issue by issue. International Homeless links will be at the end of this section

United Way is a national homeless relief organization that has many chapters in almost all the cities of the US. In fact, many have a 211 homeless hotline. Atlanta is one of the cities that has it and you can find out about the rest through their website:

The National Coalition for the Homeless is a national network of people who are currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness, activists and advocates, community-based and faith-based service providers, and others committed to a single mission: To prevent and end homelessness while ensuring the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness are met and their civil rights protected

Covenant House is an international homeless relief organization dedicated to rescuing children off the streets. They have several shelters in the US, Canada, Mexico and Guatamela. If you are in dire need of assistant, you can call the Nine Line 1(800) 999-9999

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Homelessness Resource Center (HRC) is an interactive learning community dedicated to disseminating knowledge and best practices to prevent and end homelessness. It includes providers, consumers, policymakers, researchers, and public agencies at Federal, State, and local levels.

The Homeless Network is a Facebook page open to anyone who is homeless, anyone working in homeless relief to come and connect.

The International Homeless Forum is just that: a forum for anyone homeless, anywhere in the world. It’s based out of Australia and had detailed forum groups by country, aid for each country and a general welcome group.

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The National Center on Family Homelessness (The National Center) was started through an unusual partnership. In 1987, David Jordan, then editor-in-chief of Better Homes and Gardens magazine, met in Boston with Ellen L. Bassuk, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Both were concerned about the growing number of homeless families in America, and wanted to do something. Dr. Bassuk had conducted groundbreaking research in the mid-1980s documenting the devastating effect of homelessness on mothers and children. Mr. Jordan believed that Better Homes and Gardens, which reaches 36 million American adults each month, had the power to educate the public about this emerging tragedy. In 1988, Dr. Bassuk and Mr. Jordan joined forces to start "The Better Homes Fund," what would eventually be called The National Center on Family Homelessness, which was established as a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization and non-endowed public charity.

The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a leading voice on the issue of homelessness. The Alliance analyzes policy and develops pragmatic, cost-effective policy solutions. The Alliance works collaboratively with the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to build state and local capacity, leading to stronger programs and policies that help communities achieve their goal of ending homelessness. We provide data and research to policymakers and elected officials in order to inform policy debates and educate the public and opinion leader nationwide.

The National Policy and Advocacy Council on Homelessness (NPACH) is a national grassroots organization whose primary concern is to ensure that national homelessness policy accurately reflects the needs of local communities. They do this in many ways and you can learn more about it at www.npach.orgThe mission of the Law Center is to prevent and end homelessness by serving as the legal arm of the nationwide movement to end homelessness. T The Law Center addresses the causes of homelessness, not just its symptoms.

The National Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) Council is a home for those who work to improve the health of homeless people and who seek housing, health care, and adequate incomes for everyone. In the National HCH Council, agencies and individuals, clinicians and advocates, homeless people and housed people come together for mutual support and learning opportunities, and to advance the cause of human rights.

The mission of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) is to coordinate the federal response to homelessness and to create a national partnership at every level of government and with the private sector to reduce and end homelessness in the nation while maximizing the effectiveness of the Federal Government in contributing to the end of homelessness.

The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) — a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization governed by a 17-member board of directors — is the resource and technical assistance center for a national network of community-based service providers and local, state and federal agencies that provide emergency and supportive housing, food, health services, job training and placement assistance, legal aid and case management support for hundreds of thousands of homeless veterans each year.

The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) provides research, resources, and information enabling communities to address the educational needs of children experiencing homelessness.

The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) is a national grassroots membership association, connects educators, parents, advocates, researchers, and service providers to ensure school enrollment and attendance and overall success for children and youth whose lives have been disrupted by the lack of safe, permanent, and adequate housing. NAEHCY achieves these goals through advocacy, partnerships, and education

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the Center serves as a clearinghouse of information for people seeking to remove or overcome educational barriers and to improve educational opportunities and outcomes for children and youth experiencing homelessness. The Center also supports educators and service providers through producing training and awareness materials and providing training at regional and national conferences and events.

Travelers Aid International members serve communities in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Australia. Each member organization is adapted to serve needs specific to that community. Travelers Aid’s network of programs extends "A Helping Hand Along the Way" to travelers in need of assistance. Our volunteers and staff are there to help travelers in distress or just provide friendly customer service amid the hustle of airports and train stations. Our members are a diverse group of human service nonprofit organizations and a network of key transportation centers. While each member agency shares the core service of helping stranded travelers, many Travelers Aid agencies provide shelter for the homeless, transitional housing, job training, counseling, local transportation assistance and other programs to help people who encounter crises as they journey through life.

A nonprofit corporation headquartered in Washington, D.C., the Housing Assistance Council (HAC) has been helping local organizations build affordable homes in rural America since 1971. HAC emphasizes local solutions, empowerment of the poor, reduced dependence, and self-help strategies. HAC assists in the development of both single- and multi-family homes and promotes homeownership for working low-income rural families through a self-help, "sweat equity" construction method. The Housing Assistance Council offers services to public, nonprofit, and private organizations throughout the rural United States. HAC also maintains a special focus on high-need groups and regions: Indian country, the Mississippi Delta, farmworkers, the Southwest border colonias, and Appalachia.

The concept that grew into Habitat for Humanity International was born at Koinonia Farm, a small, interracial, Christian community outside of Americus, Georgia. Koinonia Farm was founded in 1942 by farmer and biblical scholar Clarence Jordan. The Fullers first visited Koinonia in 1965. They had recently left a successful business and an affluent lifestyle in Montgomery, Alabama to begin a new life of Christian service. At Koinonia, Jordan and Fuller developed the concept of "partnership housing." The concept centered on those in need of adequate shelter working side by side with volunteers to build simple, decent houses.

Invisible People TV is a vlog that introduces the homeless as people and not a stereotype. According the the founder : “I once heard a story about a homeless man on Hollywood Blvd who really thought he was invisible. But one day a kid handed the man a Christian pamphlet. The homeless guy was shocked and amazed, “what! You can see me? How can you see me? I’m invisible!” For years I’ve used the lens of a television camera to tell the stories of homelessness and the organizations trying to help. That was part of my job. The reports were produced well and told a story, but the stories you see on this site are much different. These are the real people, telling their own, very real stories… unedited, uncensored and raw. The purpose of this vlog is to make the invisible visible. I hope these people and their stories connect with you and don’t let go. I hope their conversations with me will start a conversation in your circle of friends.”

We are a support community helping us all learn about the issues of homelessness and poverty in a safe, friendly environment, providing encouragement and resources to each other via social media. Open and honest communication is at the core value of what we stand for so please feel free to be yourself at times. Please remember social media is a conversation, so jump right in and introduce yourself on the wall so we can get to know you. We only ask that although homelessness and poverty can be a challenging conversation that everyone do their best to stay positive and respect everyone. And please, go on and have some fun.

The Do Foundation holds the essential belief that ALL PEOPLE, no matter their walk in life, are entitled to dignity, respect and the opportunity to realize or regain a life of self-sufficiency through community involvement and assistance as opposed to living in an unsheltered state of homelessness. The Mission of the DO Foundation is to connect directly with the homeless for a personal account of their immediate needs and to generate community support in conjunction with implementing cost-effective programs to aid and assist them with meeting these needs. Homelessness is indiscriminate. And likewise, the DO Foundation will remain open to the needs of those who are homeless whether their state of homelessness is to due to financial hardship, mental health related issues, addiction, flight from abusive circumstances, or lack of support as is often the case with Veterans and former inmates transitioning back into the community.

Corporate Code is a non-profit organization designed to expand participation and leadership among disenfranchised and disengaged men in order to build selfsufficiency and economic independence by providing interview-appropriate clothing and career counseling. Our mission is to help build self-sufficiency and economic independence by providing, the look, the self-esteem and the confidence needed for our clients to become positive members of our society.

Joy Junction is a place of refuge to those who have been forced into the streets of New Mexico. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to helping homeless men, women, children, and families in Albuquerque by providing food, clothing, shelter, and safety. Our faithbased church ministry that serves as many as 200,000 individuals including as many as 60 to 80 children, every day. Each year we are able to serve over 100,000 meals thanks to the generous contributions of citizens and businesses throughout the city—we could not have such a positive impact on our community without you!

Springwire connects people in crisis with the social services and support networks that surround them – expanding a community’s capacity to care. By providing free access to tailored communication tools, Springwire restores a sense of hope and dignity, enabling people in transition to stabilize their lives and get access to the help they need to move out of crisis. Springwire began as Community Voice Mail in Seattle in 1991. Driven by the challenge of connecting homeless, phoneless workers with job opportunities, the organization’s founders came up with a simple idea: Give people a phone number that stays constant, even if they can’t. The success of the program spread, along with the idea of using technology to alleviate poverty. Today Springwire serves more than 50,000 people in 400 cities nationwide.

The Homeless Resource Network, formerly known as Metropolitan Columbus Task Force for the Homeless, Inc. has, since 1987, served the Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) of Columbus, Georgia and Russell County, Alabama, in the coordination of services and information for the homeless population. The Network began as a coalition of interested individuals who charged themselves with the task of addressing homelessness on a community level. In 1995, with assistance from the City of Columbus and the Georgia Coalition to End Homelessness, the Network for the first time established an office and hired staff. The Network continues to address homelessness as a non profit 501(c)(3) organization in partnership with service providers, concerned citizens and people experiencing homelessness.

Home Free is a nonprofit initiative to eradicate homelessness in urban environments through the provision of free wireless internet, social networking and resource allotment. We take donated bread trucks which have come off route and add donated computers and hardware to create mobile wireless access hubs for homeless individuals to utilize for finding family, jobs, resources and ways off the street. The goal is simple: Provide a resource for the homeless which will allow them to find ways off the street. Of course there are many who prefer the streets to a 9-5 and home life, but for those who are stuck and cannot find there way, Home Free will provide the tools to try.

The HUV Project is an effort to provide temporary housing to homeless individuals for crisis disaster relief. The HUV Project will produce and distribute shelter units to homeless individuals with the cooperation and support of other non-profit organizations whose aim is to provide housing, safety, and support services. The HUV is a temporary personal shelter constructed as a mobile vehicle to be used by the homeless. The vehicle is intended for individuals who have been victimized by both natural disaster and political conflict, resulting in insufficient housing. The HUV is not a cure for homelessness but rather a transitional means of housing.

The mission of StandUp For Kids is ending the cycle of youth homelessness. We do this, every day, in cities across America. We carry out our mission through our volunteers who go to the streets in order to find, stabilize and otherwise help homeless and street kids improve their lives. StandUp For Kids is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in 1990 to help rescue homeless and at-risk youth. With national headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia StandUp For Kids is run almost entirely by volunteers, and has programs in a number of states.

The purpose of World Homeless Day is to draw attention to homeless people’s needs locally and provide opportunities for the community to get involved in responding to homelessness, while taking advantage of the stage an ‘international day’ provides.

This World Homeless Day website exists to resource local groups to take the concept of World Homeless Day and run with it to benefit homeless people locally in their area.

International Homeless Resources

International Homeless Resources Obdachlose Ressourcen (Vienna)

Vienna, Austria Note: these articles are in German

Seit mehr als 25 Jahren ist die "Gruft" Wiens wohl bekannteste Caritas-Einrichtung für obdachlose Menschen. Sie bietet Menschen, die auf der Straße stehen, einen sicheren Zufluchtsort und vor allem menschliche Wärme - 365 Tage im Jahr rund um die Uhr.

Der Augustin wurde 1995 nach dem Beispiel amerikanischer, britischer oder französischer Straßenzeitungen gegründet. Der Verkauf der Straßenzeitungen hilft Menschen, die aus verschiedenen Gründen vom Arbeitsmarkt ausgeschlossen sind (Obdachlosen, Langzeitarbeitslosen, AsylbewerberInnen u.a.), ihre Not zu lindern. Professionelle SozialarbeiterInnen des Augustin sind an ihrer Seite. Vorrangiges Ziel der Augustin-Sozialarbeit ist aber nicht, die Marginalisierten „jobready“ zu machen, sondern ihren Ausbruch aus der Entmündigung zu fördern.

Gemeinsam für Wien

Der Fonds Soziales Wien (FSW) sorgt dafür, dass Wienerinnen und Wiener die Unterstützung bekommen, die sie brauchen. Das Angebot umfasst Leistungen der Pflege und Betreuung, Behindertenhilfe, Wohnungslosenhilfe sowie Grundversorgung für AsylwerberInnen. Rund 100.000 Wienerinnen und Wiener werden pro Jahr vom FSW und seinen über hundert Partnerorganisationen rasch und individuell unterstützt. Die Tochtergesellschaften des FSW bieten Schuldnerberatung, Hauskrankenpflege, Betreuung in Tageszentren für Seniorinnen und Senioren sowie Wohnmöglichkeiten für wohnungslose Menschen an.

The United Kingdom

World Homeless Action Directory is a Collaborative InfoBank on World Homelessness and Hunger. If such things can't be documented properly what hope is there doing anything about them? Be bold and Donate. n_Page

The Pilion Trust is a charity in London and Wales, UK and their goals are many and varied: To provide relief of sickness and the preservation and protection of health of people irrespective of race, culture, gender, sexuality, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, spiritual beliefs, age or disability who are or who have been affected by drug, alcohol misuse, mental ill health or homelessness in particular but not exclusively by the provision of community based support and outreach activities within London Boroughs to begin with then across England and Wales. To provide relief of unemployment for the benefit of the public by offering volunteer, trainee, befriending, coaching and mentoring placements to enable the beneficiaries to gain an NVQ3, equivalent or above qualification and move into permanent employment and a long term career. To advance the awareness and education of the public about the harm of drug and alcohol misuse, issues around homelessness and mental ill health through delivering training, research, advocacy and seminars.

The Pavement is committed to publishing independent advice as well as hard-hitting and entertaining reportage, tailored to a homeless readership within the UK via our regional magazines and UK-wide website. We aim to provide and publicise appropriate information that is objective, timely and relevant on a range of advisory and practical services available to homeless people, as well as news on the issues impacting the homeless and dispossessed from across the UK. Our ultimate goal is to help reduce short-term hardship amongst our readers and longer term to provide them with information to enable them to guide their own futures. The Pavement exists because there was nothing like it, but it fulfils a need. The Pavement is a small charity, founded in the spring of 2005. We distribute The Pavement in London, Scotland and the West Midlands, and we plan to launch in other regions. In London alone, we deliver 4,000+ copies of The Pavement to over 70 hostels, day centres, homeless surgeries, soup-runs and libraries. By using volunteer journalists and homelessness sector professionals, as well as work from the country’s best cartoonists (many of them Private Eye contributors), we’ve achieved a balance of news, features, humour and service listings unlike other publications. Our journalists - trained professionals - cover the news from the streets or news affecting the streets, and we often deal with topics ignored by the mainstream press. Alongside this, other professionals provide features on health, foot care, legal advice and life in hostels, with the back pages given over to The List, a regularly updated directory of homeless services.

They have many more goals and objects and you can learn more about them at the following website:

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