Cardboard Stories: Rethink Homelessness

Human Services Policy Network

How many of you walked by a ‪‎homeless person this morning? The video below challenges you to rethink your assumptions about their lives.

One of the National Human Services Assembly’s members, the National Network for Youth, is committed to advocating at the federal level to educate the public and policymakers about the needs of homeless and disconnected youth. They are a membership organization of service providers, state agencies, coalitions, advocates and individuals who work towards our vision of a world where vulnerable and homeless youth can escape the dangers of the streets and access safety, youth-appropriate services, hope and healing.

For an example, did you know nearly 2 million youth experience at least one night of homelessness in a year, and that on a given night 46,000 youth can be found on the street? Yet according to HUD, less than 4,200 beds exist nationally that are dedicated to this population. And…

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About tjmcfee

Freelance writer. Activist on homeless issues. 48 years old. I write about subjects that need to be examined closely and thoughtfully. The idea for Brain Sections came from reading a book about abandoned asylums. I wanted to set a suspense story in that setting. The inclusion of crazed scientists turning homeless people into zombies is what makes the story unique. View all posts by tjmcfee

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