Story of Paige

My name is Paige. I live in Maryland and I am homeless. For over the past three months, I have been sleeping on a couch. Before this living situation, I was in rehab for alcoholism. I moved into a transitional house, but was pushed out because I could not find work. Even though I have […]

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145 Invisible Women

In most cases the public will not recognize these women as being homeless. They are not pushing a grocery cart filled with their possessions. You probably will not see them on a street corner asking for donations. Some of them have jobs, but not affordable housing. The 145 “Invisible Women” spend their nights at a […]

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Volunteering at a Women’s Shelter

I never imagined what it would be like to live in a shelter.  Living in a shelter is a challenge, but at least it is a roof over the head and food is provided.  Being an older adult, 57, and having to follow their rules is a challenge.  An example is that we have to […]

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Changing Lives – Continuation of The Shelter

Women who stay in “The Shelter” have shared information about what they need to change in their lives and what they appreciate.  Churches, women’s, and community groups are needed to help change the lives of the women who live in shelters or on the streets.  One or two individuals cannot do this alone!     […]

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The Shelter

Arriving at the UMOM overflow shelter, located in Phoenix, AZ, I didn’t know what to expect. This is my first time going to a shelter. Questions like the following keep running through my mind before I even arrived. Why do individuals end up here? How long can they stay? What do they get to eat, […]

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Brother and Sister, can you spare a dollar?

A young veteran writes: They used to tell me I was building a dream, so I followed the call. When there was peace we needed secure or guns to bear, I was there to answer the call. They would tell me I was building a dream, with peace and glory ahead, and that I would […]

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Having a Grateful Heart

I am blessed to be alive today, as thousands die every day. Having access to clean water, food to eat in the morning, and a roof over your head I am grateful as many in our nation and around the world lack one or more of these. Did you notice that I did not state […]

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What is Hate to you?

What does this statement mean to you? Do you take it as political, racial, religious, ethnic, or about bullying? Recently, I posted a photo on Facebook with this in the caption along with another statement. I didn’t make any comments, I only shared the photo. The response I received was that of two “Facebook Friends” […]

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Have you thought about Giving Up?

I used to care more about others: their lack of a smile, the lack of family support, and the lack of knowing how to be independent and getting an education.  As I am in my late 60’s, I realize that over the last ten years I have become more selfish. Maybe be it’s because I […]

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What’s Your Routine?

It’s 9PM on a Sunday. Where are you? What did you do today? Today I went out to Long Beach to talk to the people with another nonprofit organization. Did you know that services are not available to people on the weekends? WHAT?! When did helping people take a break on the weekends? This time […]

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So You Want to Form A Coalition

So as some of you may know, or not know, Carry Me Productions has been attending these so-called Coalition meetings in the Los Angeles and surrounding areas. We were not impressed, and to be honest, we left with more questions than we came in with. Each time we walk away from these meetings, the same […]

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