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deeannmarie:

American Winter (Preview

Premiering on HBO on March 18, 2013, AMERICAN WINTER is a powerful and timely documentary that follows the stories of eight families struggling to survive in the aftermath of the Great Recession, and reveals the impact of rising economic inequality, cuts to social services, and the fracturing of the American Dream.

The scariest film of the year is a documentary.

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jasontatum:

A blog I did earlier this week for Gateway Center. Trends and such concerning the state of homelessness in America.

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According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, over 640,000 people experience homelessness on any given night in the US. 12% of the homeless populations are veterans. The US department of Education found over 1 million children living in abandon homes, cheap hotels,…

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stereotypecast:

Today marks the beginning of Mental Health Week 2013, a week of leaning, talking, reflecting, and engaging with others on all issues relating to mental illness. Many of the stereotypes targeting individuals experiencing homelessness - “crazy”, “insane”, ”drunk”, “junkie”, “schizo” - insinuate…

(Source: mendthemind.ca)

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redflagflying:

1 in 7 American houses are empty. 1 in 402 Americans is homeless. 24 empty houses are available for each homeless American.
If this is the case, then why do we still see homeless people on the street? Or living in cars? Or in cheap, rent by the week motels?
Oh, right…. I forgot.

redflagflying:

1 in 7 American houses are empty. 1 in 402 Americans is homeless. 24 empty houses are available for each homeless American.

If this is the case, then why do we still see homeless people on the street? Or living in cars? Or in cheap, rent by the week motels?

Oh, right…. I forgot.

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awkwardsituationist:

the urban cave” by andrea star reese. west harlem. krissy and country’s story