In this post, I’d like to spend some time talking about street newspapers and how they help the homeless stay connected and have a voice.
I wiki-ed the term street newspapers and came up with this. In addition to the small, independent presses, there are street newspapers in large cities that are trying to find solutions to problems faced by the homeless (notice I didn’t say solutions to the ‘homeless problem’– that’s the outsider’s view). There are three papers that you might want to check out: Real Change, The Contributor, and a paper for Chicago’s homeless. There are also homeless newspapers in other countries, this one is from Australia, but it has a directory from around the world. One little blog has an unusual name: Girls guide to homelessness. Sounds like a lighthearted romp. Hey, I’m all for a little fresh breeze after a hard day dealing with hard issues.
Street News and Street Wise are two of the oldest street newspapers. Check them out on Google. And I can’t forget Street Beat. Thank you Gary, for printing my excerpts!