April 17, 2013

Using your Phone to Help those Living on our Streets

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They’ve become so ubiquitous in our daily lives that some might wonder, “how did we ever make dinner reservations or buy movie tickets BEFORE smart phones and tablets?”  It’s precisely because this technology is becoming ingrained in our daily lives that HUD, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Department of Health and Human Services […]

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October 16, 2012

Open your eyes to homelessness

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They say homelessness is invisible, largely because most folks choose not to see it.  I recall that old Roy Orbison ballad “Pretty Paper,” which tells the story of busy holiday shoppers consumed with their own lives, blind to the homeless man on the sidewalk right in front of them.  Today, in the pages of the […]

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July 23, 2012

Turning the Tide Together

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This week, Washington, DC plays host to the 19th International AIDS Conference, a global gathering for researchers, policy makers, persons living with HIV and others committed to ending this pandemic.  Each year, this conference is a chance to assess where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re going as a planet in confronting this […]

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