As Street Sense went to press, local students and workers joined volunteers across America to repair schools and shelters, feed the hungry and assist homeless… Read more »
Content categorized as Youth
Officials in Holland, Michigan have clamped down on a boy’s efforts to help his family by selling hot dogs. Nathan Duszynski started his own hot… Read more »
The lack of tough love and old school methods of raising children has caused poverty and cultural dependency.
“Every child needs a bright start in life. We’re here to ensure that.”
Well the last 2 months have been wonderful! My son is two months old and he gives me the motivation to get up every day… Read more »
According to the organization, there are nearly 25 million seniors in the United States who are not yet online, and through the use of programming, the teaching of technology and social support, the organization is working toward the integration of all people into the online community.
A spotlight on a Diaper Bank in the nation’s capital
Christina Mele talks about tragedy and the human need to find meaning.
Homelessness is up by 6 percent this year in the city, according to the newly released preliminary results of an annual homeless count conducted by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG).
A rundown house in the city’s Marshall Heights neighborhood is soon to be transformed into a haven for homeless young people, thanks to a collaboration between a local nonprofit organization and two companies that serve the construction industry.
Steve Cherenfant, 21, considers himself lucky. Although he grew up in what he called an “unstable environment,” he never had to resort to couchsurfing or sleeping in a homeless shelter. He had a loving father and a house he called home.
Troubles at home send many Washington, D.C. children and young adults into foster care or the juvenile justice system.
A poem about police violence
Hundreds of young adults in the foster care system are facing emotional problems, living in poverty and are without adequate means to become independent upon exiting the system.
On March 9, members of the Obama Administration traveled to Detroit to host an unprecedented national conference regarding housing and homelessness among America’s LGBT community, particularly its youth.
Although Trayvon Martin’s tragic death and the accompanying circumstances should cause Americans to question how far we have come on racial issues in the past few generations, I am cynical about the motivations of some of those who have shown up in Sanford, Fla.
The gymnasium at Calvary Baptist Church was recently transformed into a space for over 100 giggling and squealing children. A March 3 Pop-Up Play event allowed them to create their own playground.
The school board said they were getting more tutors to help the kids. But I left the meeting still worried. I wasn’t convinced by the reassuring words.
Founded in 1990 as a faith-based homeless services organization, THC, or Transitional Housing Corporation has grown into a major Episcopal housing agency.
The National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) and Kids in Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.) have set a goal of distributing 60 million disposable diapers over the next three years to help struggling families across the United States.