Tag: homelessness

Shutdown vs. Social Safety Net

The Partial Shutdown of the Federal Government Has Devastating Effects on Adults with Low Levels of Literacy and Numeracy Numerous news articles and blog posts over the past few weeks have underscored the magnitude of the impact that the partial federal shutdown is having…

A Resolution That Sees Beyond the Self

In her January 14 column, Lonnae O’Neal suggests that, for this new year, we resolve to be mindful of others — and act on that awareness consistently, responsibly, and respectfully. Must the poor lose privacy before we give? by Lonnae O’Neal, wapo.st/lonnae I had…

The Power of Singing, part 2

  Here is an update from Colby Itkowitz on the Atlanta Homeward Choir’s trip to Washington, DC, where they sang at the Lincoln Memorial and at the White House. Itkowitz writes: “Suddenly these men, who for most of their days feel invisible, were seen.”…

The Power of Singing

“It fosters a strong sense of community and a sense of hope … a sense of a life beyond where I am now.” An inspiring day-after-Thanksgiving story about the Atlanta Homeward Choir by Colby Itkowitz of the Washington Post. A carol from the homeless:…