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Blink's Garden is a musical produced by Siloam Mission in Winnipeg to help students better understand the root causes of homelessness and poverty. Blink’s Garden began as a short parable, told in schools by Siloam Mission’s community educator John Janzen, about “seeing beauty where others can’t see.” It grew into a 77 stanza “epic kid’s poem”...
This short video captures what it's like for thousands of young Canadians that are homeless but shows that almost none of them were born that way. Some come from abusive environments and broken homes. Others were driven to the street by mental illness. Many were forced to leave home when they came out as LGBT. Every homeless youth has a past. The...
Over one million young people in the United States currently face homelessness, and many do not have an adult in the picture to provide guidance or assistance when it comes time to think about higher education. The federal government defines these unaccompanied homeless youth (UHY) as individuals who do not have “fixed, regular and adequate”...
Kids learn about the causes and effects of hunger and homelessness, read about what other people (including young people) have done and are doing to help, explore what their community needs, and develop a service project. Includes facts, quotations, real-life examples, write-on pages, resources, a note to teachers and other adults—and a lot of...
A great visual resource for drop-ins in meal and menu planning.
This fact sheet, for high school students, provides students information on homelessness. It describes the solutions to homelessness, statistics on homelessness, activities for all ages, and ways to solve the problem. The fact sheets also provide suggestions for how students and their families can directly help homeless people in their own...

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