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Friday, October 21, 2011

"Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF" - Virtual Team



Globally, 100 Million Children are un-housed.  Unlike homeless children in the U.S.A., children in developing countries do not have access to Clean Drinking Water, Medication, and Food Banks/Soup Kitchens/or Food Stamps. Your donations to UNICEF will help them.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Week #10 - "World Homeless Action Day Countdown"


10 ONLINE RESOURCES ABOUT HOMELESSNESS
(Post for October 10th)

This week’s big idea: Learn More about Homelessness

Statistics and stories shed light on the plight of homeless men, women and children.  Use these online resources to expand awareness and inspire action.
1.     Change.org – End Homelessness
http://homelessness.change.org/   
Helpful blog covering issues of homelessness and related stories.
2.     Alltop.com – Homelessness
http://homeless.alltop.com/ 
Compilation of 40 top blogs related to homelessness.  Includes links to the five most recent posts on each blog.
3.     InvisiblePeople.tv
http://invisiblepeople.tv/blog/    

Short candid video interviews with homeless people from all across America.

4.     U.S. Conference of Mayors - Hunger and Homelessness Report
http://www.usmayors.org/pressreleases/uploads/USCMHungercompleteWEB2009.pdf 
(PDF download) Annual report on hunger and homelessness in 27 U.S. cities including Portland, Oregon.
5.     National Coalition for the Homeless
http://nationalhomeless.org/factsheets/index.html   
Facts and statistics about homelessness in America.
6.     National Alliance to End Homelessness
http://www.endhomelessness.org/  
News, facts, statistics, interactive maps and more about homelessness.
7.     Homelessness Resource Center
http://www.nrchmi.samhsa.gov 
Compiled articles for researching homelessness.
8.     211 Info
http://www.unitedwayslo.org/211/211slo.html 
Phone-in organization connecting people in San Luis Obispo County(California, USA)with community resources. Dial 211 for assistance.
9.  SLO Homeless
A blog originating in San Luis Obispo, California covering homeless issues.
10. World Homeless Action Day
http://www.worldhomelessactionday.org/  
An international site concerning the global annual event of "World Homeless Action Day." 




Bonus Blog: 
The Girl’s Guide to Homelessness
A blog by author, Brianna Karp, highlighting her personal experiences with homelessness.

 (credit: Portland Homeless Rescue Mission, Portland, Oregon USA - http://www.1010pdx.org/search/label/Top%2010 )