Monthly Archives: February 2016

  1. Counting Blessings: How Lucky I was to be a Homeless Teenager

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    February 29, 2016 by poverty2professional

    It was lucky for us that I was a teenager. I was bigger, more autonomous, and just a little less helpless.

  2. Shelter Rules

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    February 22, 2016 by poverty2professional

    “This is like being in prison, but you haven’t done anything wrong.”

  3. Pound Puppies

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    February 17, 2016 by poverty2professional

    It didn’t take long to come up with a euphemism for our new place of residence. We called our shelter the Pound.

  4. Teen Counseling: Mental Health and Homeless Youth

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    February 9, 2016 by poverty2professional

    What could be worse than having one social stigma wrapped up with another? I’m talking about mental health and homelessness.

  5. Admitted!…To a Shelter

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    February 1, 2016 by poverty2professional

    The day I turned 17, I got the weirdest birthday gift of my life: my father and I were admitted to a family shelter. I wondered if this is what it felt like to be admitted to college.