Popular Homelessness Books
Books to Better Understand (and Solve) Homelessness in America
Many of us at Oxfam eat books up like we do candy from the communal office candy jar. So when a few of us started comparing notes on what books were on our list for , we had an idea. What if we came together to share some of our favorite books with each other—and with you. The only catch? All of the books below with descriptions provided by their publishers come recommended by at least one Oxfam staff member and in some cases, many staff members! Happy reading! In this brilliantly written, fast-paced book, based on three years of uncompromising reporting, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human.
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Not a MyNAP member yet? Register for a free account to start saving and receiving special member only perks. The primary emphasis at this time was on the loss of character and a perceived emerging moral crisis that threatened long-held ideas of home life, rather than on the lack of a permanent home.
I do a fair amount of reading and these three books made a real impact on me. Two of these books deal with mental illness and the other one deals with setting personal boundaries. I think these books will really help you to see people with illnesses in a much different light. The third book will help you to see yourself in a different light! Former Washington Post reporter Pete Earley had written extensively about the criminal justice system. With mass deinstitutionalization, large numbers of state mental patients are homeless or in jail-an experience little better than the horrors of a century ago. Earley takes us directly into that experience-and into that of a father and award-winning journalist trying to fight for a better way.
C — Contribute food drives, money, etc. While the concern and support demonstrated by volunteer work and advocacy are essential, material assistance is also a necessity. Advocacy is critical to creating the systemic changes needed to end homelessness. Advocacy means working with people experiencing homelessness to bring about positive changes in policies and programs on the local, state, and federal levels. It means working with various sectors of the community e. It also means changing your language and behaviors in small ways that may contribute to larger changes in the way people experiencing homelessness are seen and treated in our society.
Gratitude: Projects: Donations: Events Calendar: Books for adults. Scott is a gentle nurse consumed by a heroin addiction. Lamar, a man with no legs and a neighborhood full of boys to look after, tries to work his way out of debt. Vanetta participates in a botched stickup after her hours are cut. All are spending almost everything they have on rent, and all have fallen behind.