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Today Ward 7 @CleCityCouncil member @stephaniehowse met with about 40 members of the East Side @HomelessCongres to listen to their concerns. Earlier this week Council President @Griff4CLE6 met with the West Side Homeless Congress. #HomelessCongress #HomelessLivesMatter
The @HomelessCongres presented @CleCityCouncil President Blaine Griffin & Ward 7 Council Member Stephanie Howse with a copy of the Congress’ proposed Homeless Bill of Rights.
This is the proposed Homeless Bill of Rights by #Cleveland’s #Homeless Congress. It is modeled after similar bills adopted by state legislatures in Rhode Island, Connecticut & Illinois. #HomelessBillofRights #HomelessLivesMatter
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🔴 العاهـ رة_الصغيرة أو #sugar_baby

من هى؟ وما السبب الذى جعلها تضطر إلى اللجوء إلى هذا النوع من العمل الُمهين الذى يُوصف بالعبـ ودية الحديثة؟
هى فتاة تجاوزت الـ ١٨ من عمرها، فتخلت عنها أسرتها للنظام العلمانى الرأسمالى. والآن هى تبحث عن عمل لتوفر المال اللازم لضروريات الحياة،
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المأكل والمشرب والمسكن. بعض تلك الفتيات تجد عملاً، والكثيرات لا يجدن، فيصبحن مُتشردات فى الشوارع #homeless. إذاً ما الحل الذى من خلاله تستطيع تلك الفتاة أن تتخلص من حياة التشرد الجديدة عليها؟؟
- "بيع الجسد" هو الحل.
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نعم .. تلجأ تلك الفتاة الضائعة فى ذلك المجتمع المادى لبيع جسدها وإلا ضاعت فى الشوارع ككـ لب بلا صاحب ..
تحكى "سيرينا سرفانتس" لموقع CNN:
تُكافح سيرينا لمدة سبع سنوات للحصول على درجة البكالوريوس. نظرًا لأن الرسوم الدراسية لدورتين في جامعتها في كاليفورنيا تتطلب ٢٣٠٠ دولار،
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.@vosdscott was talking about #homelessness about 35 minutes into the VOSD podcast from a few days ago. I've spent some time thinking through what he & @andy_keatts were talking about.
I read about/ hear most people reducing #unhoused people to abstractions and dismissing what is obvious about living #homeless: the stress of not having your own residence makes you kind of crazy. It's natural.
People with means and a few rungs up on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs are blind to where the homeless are. thoughtco.com/maslows-hierar…
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I was talking about my film yesterday and someone asked me why I care about sex workers so much. I thought I’d take the time to explain why I care about sex workers and you should, too. #SexWorkIsRealWork 1/
Full disclosure, I was a survival sex worker while I was #homeless. I used to carry a lot of shame over it, but I’ve made my peace with the experience. My experience is not universal. 2/
For starters, you should care about sex workers because we’re people, and there is a basic level of empathy that any decent person should maintain for others. I could end right here. 3/
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Another #BIG #decision in 2022. I will file #bankruptcy and #donate to #charity anything I can’t carry with me to a #women #shelter. THE #COST to #SOCIETY of #NDAs #EEOC #EqualEmploymentOpportunityOffice #TitleVII #CivilRightsActof1967 #ADA
#AmericanwithDisabilityAct #USConstitution #BillofRights #CivilRights #PTSD … spending 7 days in #JAIL as a set up by Miami Management, Inc property manager and the violations of the centralized Big Corporations protecting the wrongdoings of their Senior Management.
I am an idiot for having #settled #NDA #NDAs #employmentlaw I am exhausted! My life is a nightmare since 2015. I am done. You win! I survive in jail for a week. Assume I can survive in a shelter. From donating and being in the #ExecutiveWomenofUnitedWay #KIPPNY and #KIPPMiami
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🧵Today I testified for @FSCDems on #homelessness in America. I am privileged to be able to speak to Congress on these important issues. I have a few things to add given the line of questions we received.
There was a lot of mischaracterization about Housing First (HF) during the hearing and I would like to clear some of that up. I am feeling a little spicy about it so bear with me.
First: Housing First is NOT #housing only. It is housing plus the services people want and need.
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The warming center is low-barrier: As long as someone can come in unassisted and isn't behaving unruly or experiencing a serious medical episode, that person can stay.
news.yahoo.com/astoria-warmin…
In the spring, the state passed a new law that removed some operational hurdles for homeless shelters. For the warming center, this eliminated the requirement that the shelter open only when the weather becomes dangerously cold or wet.
But, because the building lacks a commercial sprinkler system and needs other upgrades, the center is still limited to a total of 90 days between mid-November and mid-March.
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1/2 Just a quick one - Twitter is amazing for getting a message out and helping it get to the people it needs to. I'm hoping people can help with this.

I've got a few empty flats over Xmas/NY in Glasgow which are available free for those escaping domestic violence or homeless.
2/2 They are furnished and in the West End/City Centre.

I'm happy to provide food and clothing as well. There's just no sense on these places being empty and people having nowhere to go.

#Homeless #DomesticViolence #HumanityFirst #Glasgow Image
Immensely grateful to all of you - inside an hour tonight you've managed to help someone get a place already from 27th December. The spirit shown by everyone is massively humbling.

I still have a couple more places available.
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We have known about the link between homelessness and mental health for a LONG time. What do you think of this study? #ph260720 #homelessness #mentalhealth

Bassuk E, Rubin L, and Lauriat A. Is Homelessness a Mental Health Problem? Am J Psychiatry.
According to @Ntl_Homeless, the US conference of mayors has identified mental illness as the 3rd leading cause of homelessness in American cities.
#ph260720 #homelessness #mentalhealth
According to @NAMICommunicate 1 in 25 US adults experience serious mental illness. Do you personally know of anyone? #ph260720 #homelessness #mentalhealth
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Not being funny but perhaps everyone who previously labelled benefits claimants as scroungers, malingerers and far worse, could recognise the difficulties involved.
Maybe imagine also trying to live on a 5th of their income, with #disabilities on top 》》

theguardian.com/money/2021/sep…
Almost everyone learned these past 18mths how being unable to earn their own money feels & the #depression that causes; the instability & #stress that brings to a home, family & relationships.

Maybe remember too that whilst able bodied, you were helped during the #pandemic 》》
While I fully understand that losing that help now is a huge blow (trust me I know), it should be understood that the most #vulnerable received precisely zero help. In a period where delivery slots were taken by able bodied people & buses were a no-go, our costs skyrocketed 》》
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This is hard to write but it is true for many. What I’m about to say is a harsh reality of what people go through.

What I am about to say is also the reason why a lot of people don’t ask for help.

People do not ask for help because of the fears and stigmas that exist.

#hope
Here Is Something to think about,

What if you were a #singleparent with a #child

You work full time for $15.00/hr

You take home roughly $960.00 per paycheck (bi-weekly after taxes)

#singleparent #parenting #Blessed #grateful #calgary #calgarylife #alberta #yyc

@EveryAlbertan
Your bills per month:

$1,000 or more for rent
$150 or more for cable/internet
$250 or more for utilities
$150 per month for car insurance

So let’s do the math

You bring home about
$1,920.00 a month

Your bills average about $1,500(give or take)

@GrannyGTArp @BallerGearCA
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Thread: Millions of renters at risk of eviction are grappling with the news that they are no longer protected by the @CDCgov #EvictionMoratorium. The @USSupremeCourt decision last night makes clear that Congress must act before another nation-wide eviction ban can be issued.
Congress should act now, and states & localities can also take steps to prevent & delay #evictions.

Federal lawmakers can make sure this preventable crisis never happens again by sharply expanding #housing vouchers in upcoming recovery legislation. cbpp.org/research/housi…
Here is a link to a tool for finding rental assistance in your community. And below are some steps state and local officials should take. consumerfinance.gov/coronavirus/mo…
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 08/01/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/08/01/dai…
Seeing Theory - A visual introduction to probability and statistics.

seeing-theory.brown.edu

OKAI - An Interactive Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI)

okai.brown.edu

#OnlineEducation #probability #statistics #InteractiveGraphics #ArtificialIntelligence
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A new dawn at Lamport Stadium for day two of #encampment removal. Horse-mounted officers already here. We need bodies.
Bustling. Residents and volunteers preparing for the day. Police drone already hovering overhead.
Hi, drone! Image
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Submission 12 from IDEAS.

Higher rates of relinquishing by parents pushed to extremis.

@lindareynoldswa Who pays for this. And is this “fair”?

#DoNoHarm #HandsOffOurNDIS
@criprights @SquigglyRick @Jordonsteele @EveryAustralian
Submission 6. Rare Genetic Diseases.

“quantum level difference in understanding”

@lindareynoldswa Is a 20 minute assessment by someone not qualified in these complex areas - fair and safe?

#DoNoHarm #HandsOffOurNDIS

@criprights @SquigglyRick @Jordonsteele @EveryAustralian
Submission 14. Homeless.

#IndependentAssessments impose barriers on people who are #Homeless or at risk of homelessness

@lindareynoldswa How will this be fair for homeless people?

#DoNoHarm #HandsOffOurNDIS @criprights @SquigglyRick @Jordonsteele @EveryAustralian
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flightradar24.com/GINGR68/2792c5…

RQ-4 Global Hawk drone. Off for another $2.5 million 10 hour provocation trip to prank #Russia #Crimea, no doubt

I put the images of the drone which was shot down in the main pics

Like all other flying pests, it was probably the best thing to happen
flightradar24.com/FORTE10/279293…

RQ-4 Global Hawk drone

$2.5 million for 10 hrs #Russia #Crimea

it's why folks from #CA poop on the streets and the police don't care about the #homeless #addicts in #NewYork

At least two of these fly every day and proves #NATO is an obsolete failure
flightradar24.com/FORTE10/279293…
flightradar24.com/GINGR68/2792c5…

FORTE10 GINGR68

RQ-4 Global Hawk drone

$2.5 million for 10 hrs each

05:45 BST 1.5.2021
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Accountability

Flowers, I will go see she said.

Headed to Esplanade (cuz this photo alone would check a box but would actually be cheating - the power of “optics” or manufactured data whose lives & careers are Twitter).

Question everything you see
See like a #pediatrician Image
I shall see from a new perspective she said - I will cross on the other side.

(Actually, I wanted to be on the other side but would have to walk a block to cross so, fine, I’ll cross on this side. Bah humbug). Image
I shall admire the barely born green hope unfurling into the crisp Spring air, fragile yet #resilient, she said

(Yay #Science and @museumofscience #BostonStrong #Boston ... and yes, and requisite monuments to male anatomy and war as well) Image
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Today I was driving in the NE & I saw someone going through a garbage/recycling bin looking for something to eat

I immediately pulled over and asked them if we could help

The gentleman broke down crying and said he didn’t know what else to do. He’s never been homeless before.
He went on to say that he was new to being homeless and didn’t know anything. He used the last of his money to rent a room for a week in a motel where...well let’s just say it wasn’t the best place.
I asked him what he needed immediately and he said he needed to eat.

So we bought him some food. As we were eating our @McDonaldsCanada together he told me his story.

He came to Alberta looking for a job. Just before covid hit he had a job with a directional drilling company.
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What's in the $1.9 Trillion House COVID Relief Bill?
The House of Representatives passed the American Rescue Plan which the #USSenate is currently considering.
Nine of the 12 House committees have approved legislation. This thread will summarize the major elements.
American Rescue Plan - Ways & Means $923B
👉$1,400 stimulus $422B
👉unemployment $246B
👉Tax Credit $143B
👉pension grants $58B
👉ACA 2021/2022 $45B
👉sick leave / retention credit $14B
👉COBRA coverage $8B
👉foreign subsidiaries $22B
👉Other policies $9B
American Rescue Plan - Oversight & Reform$350B
👉Provide money to state governments $195B
👉Provide money to local governments, territories, and tribes $155B
👉Create paid #COVID19 leave for federal workers and other policies $0.4B
#CovidReliefBill
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As freezing temperatures grip the UK, #TakeOneLeaveOne rails are popping up around the country

It’s big on Insta but some are even on Twitter
@PeckhamTolo
@ToloVauxhall
@ToloNewcastle

Rails are manned by #COVID19 monitors to ensure distancing & sanitizing measures are followed
#TakeOneLeaveOne - now in its fourth year - is a simple way for you to help #homeless people, rough sleepers & anyone in need

Why not drop off a coat/gloves/hat at your nearest #TOLO rail

You could also set up a rail where you are

Order a banner for £20 or make your own👇
⚠️ @Take1_Leave1 operate a strictly #COVID19 secure environment

🦠 • Only donate clean/washed items

• Wear a mask when visiting

• Use Sanitiser provide on arrival

• Help yourself to Mask/Disposable Gloves on arrival

• Respect social distance of others
#TakeOneLeaveOne
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This evening at 4:45pm we got a call from a social worker that works with seniors. She called us in a frenzy asking us for immediate help.

She told us of an emergency so extreme that her voice shook with concern over one of her clients.

#YYC #Calgary #CalgarySeniors #hope
This is what she said:

"Hello Jen, I was hoping I would be able to contact you before I left my work for the day in regards to a rather important situation that came across my desk this afternoon. I hope you have the time to chat?"

I said "Yes of course, how can we help?" #care
She said "We have a senior lady that is struggling so much that she has been going door to door asking for food from others in her complex."

I was quiet and honestly speechless.

I said "Of course we can and we will help. What is it that you need." #FEEDYYC #FoodHamper #helping
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1/. As freezing temperatures hit, we put a clothes rail outside a church with a sign:

IF YOU'RE COLD, TAKE ONE

IF YOU CAN HELP, LEAVE ONE

What happened next was miraculous

The rail filled with warm clothes

Rough sleepers helped themselves

The rail was replenished every day
2/. We'd asked the church & surrounding shops permission to keep the rail there for 2 weeks to see how it went

It ended up staying for 4 months & returned each winter...& the idea spread

#TakeOneLeaveOne rails popped up around the UK, US, Canada & beyond
metro.co.uk/2019/02/07/kin…
3/. The idea came from a Tweet I'd seen in 2017 from a woman who'd set up a rail outside her taco store in Texas

She'd got the idea after seeing a similar concept in Mexico

It shows the power of an idea

A simple idea that is necessary & "sticky" #TOLO
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