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


    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.