HOME Word Blog

 

Kim Covello is a retired attorney, commercial model, and mom of three . In this posting, the first of two parts, she recounts her volunteer experiences, including going on the street with outreach worker Sam Santiago. Kim continues the Journey…

I started a journey … seeking to understand the homeless.  I started this journey as a volunteer for Project HOME, in January 2010.

 

Laura Weinbaum, Project HOME’s Vice President of Public Policy, offers the following brief analysis of the current policy debates over the federal budget and how it could impact Americans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. She also includes action steps you can take to make a difference. It’s budget time in the halls of government, and everyone’s talking about belt-tightening, severe cuts, and even the possibility of a government shutdown… What is happening and what does it have to do with homelessness? And what can we do to have an impact?

 

Reggie Cintron has been a member of the Project HOME community for almost six years.  He shared his life story at a recent fund-raising benefit hosted by Wolverton & Company.  He is a gentle and caring soul, and contributes in many ways to our work and mission.

 

Today’s posting is taken from a recent talk given by S. Mary Scullion, Project HOME’s co-founder and Executive Director.

Over the past 20 years, we have come to see that homelessness represents a complex mixture of many factors: poverty, unemployment, disability, inadequate education, lack of access to health care, addictions, community and family breakdown, personal and social alienation.

 

In the Project HOME mission statement, we state, “An integral part of our work is education about the realities of homelessness and poverty and vigorous advocacy on behalf of and with homeless and low-income persons for more just and humane public policies.” 

This includes:

 

Sister Mary Scullion's 2009 listing as one of TIME Magazine's 100 most influential people.

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