Category: Health

The Disturbing Realities of Homelessness and Violence

In recent days, three stories among the many stories of grief that have received national attention were about killings committed by people who were characterized as homeless or “appearing to be homeless.” Stories about “dangerous homeless people” and particularly “dangerous […]

Not One More: Honoring Those Who Died Homeless

Through history and across cultures, the winter solstice has been marked by festivals, celebrations, and observations, with an eye for the warmer weather and longer days soon to come. However, for people experiencing homelessness, their allies, and those who serve […]

The NOFO is Correct: Now is the Time to Make the Connection Between Housing and Behavioral Health

Homelessness itself is a traumatizing experience. Add COVID-19 to the picture, and it should be readily apparent that we urgently need to connect people experiencing homelessness to both housing and behavioral health supports.  Research has shown that the pandemic, coupled with the related economic downturn, has negatively impacted people’s mental health and created new […]

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