All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘homelessness’

Homeless People Read Mean Tweets in Heartbreaking PSA

A Canadian organization is taking a popular viral concept and turning it on its head. You’ve probably laughed along as musicians, actors, politicians, athletes, and other celebrities read mean tweets about themselves. The popular bit is the work of Jimmy Kimmel Live, but the concept has spread and other groups and organizations have made their own “mean tweets” videos. So …

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Jennifer Connelly and Husband to Be Honored for Helping Homeless

Jennifer Connelly and her husband Paul Bettany will be honored on October 30th at the 20th Artwalk NY to benefit the Coalition for the Homeless. The couple is recognized for raising awareness about homelessness with for their upcoming film Shelter. The Metropolitan Pavilion event includes an auction of works by artists including Chuck Close, Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman, Roxy Paine …

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Tiny Houses Shelter the Homeless in the U.S.

Tiny portable houses are being built all across the U.S. These tiny structures were originally used for downsizing or environmental purposes, but now homeless activists are taking advantage of the security it could provide to someone living on the streets. Typically built with a bed, kitchen, and toilet, similar replicas have served well for poverty-stricken individuals in states including Wisconsin, …

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Rosario Dawson Plays Vanessa Hudgens’ Mom in Film

Rosario Dawson plays Vanessa Hudgens‘ character’s mom in the new film Gimme Shelter. Hudgens plays the role of a pregnant homeless teenager with Dawson as her incredibly abusive crack addicted mother. During a recent interview with Yahoo, Dawson dished about how this role was very different from those she typically plays, and not in the least bit glamorous. “That was …

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Will Code 4 Latte: Homeless Woman Looks for IT Work

A “Will Code 4 Latte” sign is sure to draw some attention, both good and bad. Which, of course, is to be expected, particularly when someone who claims to be homeless is holding a makeshift shift cardboard sign with an iPhone 4 in his or her pocket. Such is the case of unemployed Australian IT professional Adelle Hartley, who, despite …

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Smartphone App Competition Aims To Help Homeless Veterans

It’s beyond debate that homelessness is a pandemic problem across the world. Of the more than 636,000 adults that were homeless last year in the United States, over 67,000 of them were veterans. Great reward for serving your country, right? Hoping to remedy this problem once and for all, the Department of Veterans Affairs and Joining Forces is trying to …

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