Second Hand Stories

Feed the Homeless Day is an initiative to help cure hunger as well as to allow the homeless to share freely with us their life stories. Feed the Homeless Day holds monthly events to provide food for the homeless, and this blog is intended to publish the stories they want to share with us during...
To write this "jolting firsthand report," Kozol spent months among the homeless, whose depressing stories, interwoven with his commentaries, tell of infant deaths, malnutrition, hunger, loss of dignity and desperation. "This powerful volume," PW maintained, " forces one to...
“You got any weed?” is how William “Trash” Hansen introduced himself on a hot spring day in the Little 5 Points neighborhood of Atlanta. The heels of his socks peeked through the disintegrated soles of his steel-toed boots as he walked the strip in search of the drug. If you passed him on the...
This report examines the extent and nature of financial exclusion experienced by young people leaving care in Wales. It is based on research undertaken to explore how young care leavers manage financially once they’ve left the care system, their knowledge and experience of money issues, their...
I took part in a study hoping to understand my brother, who lives on the streets. All I found were more questions
Though they account for only a small portion of the formal homeless statistics, there are many more women living on insufficient funds, with violent partners, in unacceptable dwellings, or in other fragile circumstances that are too often overlooked. They are our mothers, our daughters, our aunts,...

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