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Try Freedom’s New Project looks at Causes and Solutions to Homelessness

Try Freedom’s New Project looks at Causes and Solutions to Homelessness

Recent articles on the homelessness crisis in California have run the gamut. Some recent examples include: a recent piece in Slate about LA’s homelessness written by a former homeless woman, Kevin Williamson’s recent piece in National Review urging a sort of “pull yourself up by the seat of your pants” approach, and the...

The Homelessness Crisis that keeps growing

The Homelessness Crisis that keeps growing

Lori Yearwood, formally homeless herself, writes about the people living on the streets of Koreatown, L.A. She puts a human face on the struggle for many to break the cycle of chronic homelessness. The neighborhood has many lovely people who truly want to help, but in this gentrifying area, there is only so much they can...

In Sierra Leone, a Uniform and a Second Chance

In Sierra Leone, a Uniform and a Second Chance

Heather Cumming is the Director of Simwatachela Sustainable Arts and Agriculture Program (SSAAP). Heather’s organization has programs in both Sierra Leone and Zambia. Heather was most recently in Sierra Leone during the Ebola crisis. In this interview, she reflects on the education system, why SSAAP provides girls school...

Connecting the Dots

This is worth a listen on NPR. The story comes from Washington, D.C. A non-profit organization reaches out to people with medical issues and connects them with various organizations to help with food, housing, and transportation needs - all problems that exacerbate their health issues. In every city, there are many...

After Ebola

This is an interview with a friend about her organization Simwatachela Sustainable Agricultural and Arts Program. She was on the ground in Sierra Leone during the ebola outbreak. Her organization is collecting donations to help families rebuild their lives in the aftermath. Watch her interview and consider a donation to...

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