Monday, August 9, 2010

COUNTDOWN – WEEK 9

We’re counting down 10 weeks to World Homeless Action Day on October 10th.

This week’s big idea: Learn About Homelessness

Statistics and stories shed light on the plight of homeless men, women and children.  Use these online resources to expand awareness and inspire action.

10 ONLINE RESOURCES ABOUT HOMELESSNESS

  1. Change.org – End Homelessness
    http://homelessness.change.org/

    Helpful blog covering issues of homelessness and related stories.


  2. Alltop.com – Homelessness
    http://homeless.alltop.com/

    Compilation of 40 top blogs related to homelessness.  Includes links to the five most recent posts on each blog.


  3. InvisiblePeople.tv
    http://invisiblepeople.tv/blog/

    Short candid video interviews with homeless people from all across America.



  4. U.S. Conference of Mayors - Hunger and Homelessness Report
    http://www.usmayors.org/pressreleases/uploads/USCMHungercompleteWEB2009.pdf

    (PDF download) Annual report on hunger and homelessness in 27 U.S. cities including Portland, Oregon.


  5. National Coalition for the Homeless
    http://nationalhomeless.org/factsheets/index.html  

    Facts and statistics about homelessness in America.


  6. National Alliance to End Homelessness
    http://www.endhomelessness.org/

    News, facts, statistics, interactive maps and more about homelessness.


  7. Homelessness Resource Center
    http://www.nrchmi.samhsa.gov

    Compiled articles for researching homelessness.


  8. 211 Info
    http://www.211info.org/

    Online and phone-in organization connecting people in Oregon and southwest Washington with community resources.


  9. Street Roots
    http://streetroots.org/

    Street paper and blog in Portland, Oregon covering homeless advocacy.


  10. Rose City Resource
    http://www.rosecityresource.org/

    Comprehensive online and printed guide to homeless services available around Portland, Oregon.  Includes categories for meal, shelter, clothing, restrooms, health care and more.

2 comments:

Samantha Childress said...

Anawim is also an organization involved in homeless outreach. They provide provides meals four days a week and showers at their Gresham/Rockwood location on Saturdays(soon to be opening services to the poor and homeless on more days tba). The link below is to their website and meal locations and times.

NoWhereToLayHisHead.Org

Rev Cynthia said...

Many thanks for posting this info. Due to your generosity in offering to share the "Countdown" w/ other organizations on the "World Homeless Day 10/10/10" Facebook page, we have posted it to our blog as well: www.commongroundworldwide.blogspot.com
Blessings multiplied, Rev. Cynthia