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27

Jan

How marathon runners help the homeless (without even knowing it)Father-daughter team turns a common race practice into a clever opportunity to help the less fortunate.

How marathon runners help the homeless (without even knowing it)
Father-daughter team turns a common race practice into a clever opportunity to help the less fortunate.

12

Dec

Fresh starts, tiny dwellings abound in eco-villages for the homelessA social outreach ministry in Austin, Texas, and an offshoot of Occupy in Madison, Wisc., envision planned communities where formerly homeless residents living in micro-homes will have just enough room to get back on their feet.

Fresh starts, tiny dwellings abound in eco-villages for the homeless
A social outreach ministry in Austin, Texas, and an offshoot of Occupy in Madison, Wisc., envision planned communities where formerly homeless residents living in micro-homes will have just enough room to get back on their feet.

31

Jul

Pets of the homeless: Not quite strays, not quite safeHundreds of thousands of homeless Americans own pets, a sign of just how important animals can be to humans. But despite the benefits, many of these pets are also a burden to people who already struggle to feed themselves.

Pets of the homeless: Not quite strays, not quite safe
Hundreds of thousands of homeless Americans own pets, a sign of just how important animals can be to humans. But despite the benefits, many of these pets are also a burden to people who already struggle to feed themselves.

03

Feb


 For marginalized urban recyclers, a nonprofit with a can-do attitude  



Founded to support New York City’s community of maligned and largely destitute urban recyclers known as canners, Sure We Can operates the city’s only homeless-friendly bottle and can redemption center.
Founded to support New York City’s community of maligned and largely destitute urban recyclers known as canners, Sure We Can operates the city’s only homeless-friendly bottle and can redemption center.

16

Jul

San Francisco pairs puppies with the poor to curb panhandlingThe city sees its new program as a way to help animals and people, but critics say dogs are being put at risk.

San Francisco pairs puppies with the poor to curb panhandling
The city sees its new program as a way to help animals and people, but critics say dogs are being put at risk.

18

Jun

Pets of the homeless: Not quite strays, not quite safeHundreds of thousands of homeless Americans own pets, a sign of just how important animals can be to humans. But despite the benefits, many of these pets are also a burden to people who already struggle to feed themselves.

Pets of the homeless: Not quite strays, not quite safe
Hundreds of thousands of homeless Americans own pets, a sign of just how important animals can be to humans. But despite the benefits, many of these pets are also a burden to people who already struggle to feed themselves.

13

Mar

Turning homeless men into WiFi hotspots ignites debate at SXSWThe men carrying a Verizon 4G LTE MiFi around SXSW this year ask for donations via PayPal from anyone who uses their connection.

Turning homeless men into WiFi hotspots ignites debate at SXSW
The men carrying a Verizon 4G LTE MiFi around SXSW this year ask for donations via PayPal from anyone who uses their connection.

25

Jan

Pets of the homeless: Not quite strays, not quite safeHundreds of thousands of homeless Americans own pets, a sign of just how important animals can be to humans. But despite the benefits, many of these pets are also a burden to people who already struggle to feed themselves.

Pets of the homeless: Not quite strays, not quite safe
Hundreds of thousands of homeless Americans own pets, a sign of just how important animals can be to humans. But despite the benefits, many of these pets are also a burden to people who already struggle to feed themselves.

29

Nov

Pets of the homeless: Not quite strays, not quite safeHundreds of thousands of homeless Americans own pets, a sign of just how important animals can be to humans. But despite the benefits, many of these pets are also a burden to people who already struggle to feed themselves.

Pets of the homeless: Not quite strays, not quite safe
Hundreds of thousands of homeless Americans own pets, a sign of just how important animals can be to humans. But despite the benefits, many of these pets are also a burden to people who already struggle to feed themselves.

04

Oct

Japanese homeless living solarA Japanese homeless man built himself a small shelter equipped with a solar panel to run his radio and TV.

Japanese homeless living solar
A Japanese homeless man built himself a small shelter equipped with a solar panel to run his radio and TV.