Category: Homelessness & Poverty

Slumgirl Dreaming: Rubina's Journey to the Stars

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It was only after the emergence of social exclusion in policy and academic discourse that inadequate state provision to health care and housing as well as poverty were thought to determine homelessness.. Shelter from the Storm: Trauma-Informed Care in Homelessness Services Settings, (Hopper et al., 2010) puts forth the following "consensus-based definition" of trauma-informed care based on principles identified by organizations including the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, The National Center on Family Homelessness, The National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, and various workgroups, researchers, and expert panels: Trauma-Informed Care is a strengths-based framework that is grounded in an understanding of and responsiveness to the impact of trauma, that emphasizes physical, psychological, and emotional safety for both providers and survivors, and that creates opportunities for survivors to rebuild a sense of control and empowerment.
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Clare's Christmas Wish

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I look out at the gardens and get overwhelmed. “I wake up and I can hardly believe I’m living here. We provide three lines of evidence to suggest that U. Chesterton (1874-1936): "The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly. While difficult to measure, the increase in the demand for shelter beds each year is a strong indicator that homelessness is on the rise, and not only in America. Moral poverty begins on an individual level before evolving into a contagion that afflicts entire nations and peoples.
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Katie's Cabbage (Young Palmetto Books)

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Many individuals with mental health conditions are on social assistance and majority do not have access to affordable housing. Some have to choose between meeting a physical need and paying for a car repair so they can continue to go to work. People are in a vulnerable situation when their personal well-being is put at risk because they lack sufficient resources, are at risk of being in debt, suffer poor health, experience educational disadvantage and live in inadequate housing and environment.
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When Dad Came Back

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HUD Continuum of Care grants are generally funded for a maximum of three to five years, at which time the project sponsor must reapply for funding. Instruction in the US educational system, as well as in most other countries, tends to be geared towards those students who come from more advantaged backgrounds. They would then seek a third partner to expand the business into other regions. This is largely due to very low salaries, compared with what can be earned elsewhere, either locally or abroad.
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The Red Rose Box (Coretta Scott King Author Honor Books)

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Aboriginal peoples, racialized communities, people with disabilities, women, seniors and other marginalized groups are disproportionately affected by housing insecurity. She notes that "the equality guarantee, along with the guarantee of security of the person, will be particularly important vehicles for incorporating international human rights norms, as these two rights "embody the notion of respect of human dignity and integrity."
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Sweet Boots

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Orshansky noted that recent consumption curves indicated that one and two person family units, who as a group were less homogeneous in composition, seemed to be "out of line" with larger families with respect to spending patterns. 25 For two-­person families, the 1955 Household Food Consumption Survey had found a food/total after tax money income ratio of 0.27 rather than one third; accordingly, a multiplier of 1/0.27, or 3.7, was used to derive poverty thresholds for two person families.
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Melody's Incredible Adventure

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In 1944, the Society published Robert Hurd and Alan Reiach’s seminal text Building Scotland. Deep poverty (less than $11,510 for a family of four): 20.4 million people, 1 in 15 Americans, including more than 15 million women and children. The Kansas REALTORS® fought the Governor’s proposed ‘flat tax’ plan that would have wiped away all itemized deductions, and they won – by two votes. Most are scrambling for money, and are consequently eager to please funders.
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The Golden Ghost (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))

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To really think is it busy work (as mentioned in Imperative #1) or is it an activity that will make God’s presence more evident to me in my life. At an Appropriations hearing in the Illinois State House last week, the Department of Human Services (DHS) informed the legislature that it has insufficient funds to meet its Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) obligations through the fiscal year ending in June. The government is also removing some conditions that a Special Diets Expert Review Committee found did not require a special diet allowance.
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Ivy, Homeless in San Francisco

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Absolute or extreme poverty is when people lack the basic necessities for survival. Click here for more from the Half in Ten Campaign on Protecting the American Dream. At least 50,000 Canadians are part of the "hidden homeless" on any given night — staying with friends or relatives on a temporary basis as they have nowhere else to go. A foundation launched by deceased 1996 Republican vice presidential nominee, Jack Kemp, will host the event.
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Kimmy Finds Her Key

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Staff training and education are crucial to becoming trauma-informed. Such individuals do not report their total income since doing so might reduce their eligibility for cash and in-kind transfers. Amit soon met a young man named Aftab, from Allahabad, who convinced Amit and his colleague to include him in the partnership since he had connections in Allahabad. This is because we don’t know if someone is actually homeless or not as well as they might use the money to add onto their addiction of things such as substance abuse. “If you really want to give them something, it is better to handout toiletries and everyday necessities such as socks, crackers, etc.”, Jones-Nassar suggested.
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