Homelessness
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Unsafe spaces

Homelessness | Often victims of violence and sexual abuse, women trapped in the nation’s homelessness crisis have particular needs and vulnerabilities
by Sophia Lee
Posted 1/03/19, 03:05 pm

Mary Nolan was having a wonderful 10th birthday. She had two parties that day and was walking home from the second one when a man grabbed her, slammed her onto a snowbank, and raped her. Nolan didn’t understand exactly what was happening: All she knew was that this man was hurting her, and she couldn’t stop him. Nolan says that was Dec. 22, 1964, in Moquah, Wis.—the day she learned about evil.

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Another ‘housing first’ fail

Compassion | Tiny homes that allowed alcohol and drug use did little to help Seattle’s homeless
by Charissa Koh
Posted 11/07/18, 04:46 pm

Seattle officials in September announced their decision to close a tiny house village for the homeless that allows alcohol and drug use.

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Sophia Lee

Hope for a homeless man

Homelessness | One woman’s providential visit to her homeless brother in Los Angeles
by Sophia Lee
Posted 11/05/18, 02:02 pm

When I first started working on my series on homelessness, I remember walking the streets of downtown Los Angeles one night with a homeless man named Ronald, listening to him point out places that reminded him of the not-so-distant past. 

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