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I Chose to Be Homeless: Reflections on the Homeless Challenge

From October 10-12, I participated in the National Coalition for the Homeless’ Homeless Challenge. I spent 48 hours living on the streets disguised as an unhoused person—sleeping outside, panhandling, and walking blocks and blocks to access food, a bathroom, transportation, … Continue reading

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March Madness

In the business of national advocacy it’s difficult to measure your success and impact. However, as a national coalition representing the interests of homeless stakeholders, we must be able to measure our success and impact both accurately and often. As … Continue reading

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Students Hold Second Annual Tent City

Earlier this week, at George Washington University in Washington, D the student chapter of Amnesty International hosted a sleep out to help students better understand the issues of poverty and homelessness.  NCH speaker Steve Thomas attended and gave the students … Continue reading

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D.C. Students Meet Homelessness Face-To-Face

Each fall,Washington D.C.teems with incoming freshmen from all over the nation… Oftentimes, these students get a glimpse of homelessness for the first time as they roam the streets during their first few weeks. But for the students of Georgetown School … Continue reading

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Living My Uncle’s Story

The following was written by a recent college student participant of NCH’s Homeless Challenge program, as a reflection on the experience: “When I entered the world of the homeless all I had were the clothes on my back, a sleeping … Continue reading

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