Tag Archives: Poverty

The Controversial “Safety Net” (1981 to 2012)

Over the past several decades, the usage and connotation of the term ‘safety net’ has changed, but the need has only increased. The ‘safety net’ encompasses various programs, such as Medicaid for children and families, Medicare for the elderly, Food … Continue reading

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Crisis Hidden in Plain View

Homelessness is quickly becoming America’s “forgotten tragedy”. Crisis Hidden in Plain View is a campaign to encourage outreach and engagement to families and individuals who are homeless or at-risk of becoming un-housed. Continue reading

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Why We Fight For Those Who Are Homeless

As we close out another year of hard work towards ending homelessness, we reflect on our struggles, our successes and our inspiration to keep pushing forward.  Here, Yvonne Vissing, PhD, National Coalition for the Homeless Board Member, reflects on why … Continue reading

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Guest post: What are the implications of drug testing recipients of government benefits?

We are happy to share today’s guest post from NCH member Laura Epstein who interned with us this past summer.  Laura is currently studying Government and Religious Studies at Claremont McKenna College. Recently, many states have introduced policies that would … Continue reading

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Feeding vs. Foodsharing

The National Coalition for the Homeless differentiates between feeding the homeless – objectifying the hungry as simply needing to be fed – and food sharing. The sharing of one’s meal with another is to participate in the mutual fulfillment of … Continue reading

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