A personal mission for families in need

A personal mission for families in need

My nephew was born with Congenital Junctional Ectopic Tachycardia, a rare form of arrhythmia. He was in and out of the hospital frequently, for the first year of his life. Thereafter, there were numerous visits to doctors and therapists for continued treatments. It was a very difficult time for my nephew’s parents and extended family [...]
Projected poverty impacts of COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Projected poverty impacts of COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Poverty projections suggest that the social and economic impacts of the crisis are likely to be quite significant. Estimates based on growth projections from the June 2020 Global Economic Prospects report show that, when compared with pre-crisis forecasts, COVID-19 could push 71 million people into extreme poverty in 2020 under the baseline scenario and 100 [...]
How COVID-19 Is Impacting People Experiencing Homelessness

How COVID-19 Is Impacting People Experiencing Homelessness

To combat the spread of COVID-19, physical distancing measures are being instituted around the world. But for those experiencing homelessness and insecure housing, safety measures are not only out of reach, they’re not an option. While the burden of disease in society has never been equal, people experiencing homelessness during the pandemic are paying an [...]
COVID-19 and the Impact on the Homeless Population

COVID-19 and the Impact on the Homeless Population

To address and combat the quickly spreading COVID-19 crisis, state and local governments across the United States have issued strict social and physical distancing orders. Although these recommendations have been taken seriously by most, those experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity are unfortunately unable to follow these safety measures, making this population more vulnerable to contracting [...]
COVID-19 is ‘a crisis within a crisis’ for homeless people

COVID-19 is ‘a crisis within a crisis’ for homeless people

PHOENIX (AP) — Nearly 200 tents stand inches apart on the scorching gravel lots, many covered in blankets for an extra layer of relief from the desert sun. Outside, their occupants sit on hot ground or in folding chairs, nearby palm trees providing no shade. Despite 12-foot-square sections painted in the gravel, there is little [...]