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I Want to Help the Homeless

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    Random Acts Of Kindness Really Work - You Can Change A Life

    I was homeless for three years 13-17. I moved out when I was 13 years old because my mother married a new guy and he was a monster. I lived in a tent in the woods year round in Indiana while I worked 60 hours a week but I never missed a practice or day of school. At 17, I joined...
    BladerunnerJim BladerunnerJim 36-40, M 2 Responses May 3, 2013

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    Confused And Need Advice!!!

     I am 26 and work at a Juvenile Detention Center. My fiance' and I have a huge 2 bedroom condo we rent for now.  I have become really focused on one of the boys in there right now. He just turned 17 and his Parents don't want him anymore. The system is trying to find a place...
    ashes00 ashes00 26-30 Aug 15, 2011

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    Www.homelessartisan.org

    I am building a website. www.homelessartisan.org There is a group I started today called I am a homeless artisan. If you know of any homeless artists have them join.
    mikejackering mikejackering 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 11, 2009

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    Www.homelessartisan.org

    I am building a website. www.homelessartisan.org There is a group I started today called I am a homeless artisan. If you know of any homeless artists have them join.
    mikejackering mikejackering 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 11, 2009

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    I Want To Help The Homeless

    when i see the commecials about the homeless and children that need to work for a dollar a day at 6 years old and children that cant go to school i think about what i do have. and during the holidays all i think about what i wanna get, but this time around i wana think about what...
    sparklysunset sparklysunset 16-17 2 Responses Dec 27, 2011

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    Awful....

    I remember what it was like to be homeless and how alone i felt. Having to worry about where i was going to sleep that night and when my next meal might be. Feeling so unclean and dirty.As a seventeen year old female i struggled because i was too old to get help from social...
    deadinsideout deadinsideout 26-30, F Sep 8, 2013

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    Help The Homeless

    Help the homeless,If ever,I come into money,That's what I'll do,Help the homeless.
    storywriter2 storywriter2 46-50 Jul 30, 2012

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    Willing to Help

    When I see the homelss in the streets, I usually give them some change or food and my old clothes sometimes. I've been thinking about getting a volunteer job so that I would be able to give them more help. I want them to feel cared for and know that this world is not as...
    SomewhereTomorrow SomewhereTomorrow 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 9, 2009

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    Having Stood In Their Shoes

      I would like to find a way of helping other people that live on the street for I know what it is like to be there and to be unable to find a helping hand. And although some people make the streets their permanent home, there are others who are caught in a...
    Dormantdrakon Dormantdrakon 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 27, 2009

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    Almost Homeless

    I got hurt on the job in 04 I did not recieve money til07 I had to pay people back that had let me use during that time when i recieved money My credit is shot i can not get a loan My taxes were sold in 05 i have til  june late or early July of this year then i lose my...
    streamin streamin 46-50 2 Responses May 4, 2009

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    I'm Homeless

    I've been in 3 diffrent places and I am only 16! It sucks feeling hopless I'm tired of being homless and living in shelters I just want to be heard for once!
    MariselaLopez MariselaLopez 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 14, 2012

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    Young Musicians Helping The Young Homeless?

    Are there any young musicians out there which would like to build up something to help young homeless people?I am a 22 year old female singer/songwriter,I have left my country, job, my family and friends because I wanted to follow my dream to sing.I have found a wonderful man in...
    GISAEL GISAEL 22-25 1 Response Mar 22, 2012

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    Helping People In Need :-)

    I can't stand when people are mean to the homeless like hello we are human just because some1 leaves on the street dose not give any1 he right to be mean to them!!!!
    Spankingsilly Spankingsilly 13-15 1 Response Feb 6, 2012

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    Almost Homeless

    I got hurt on the job in 04 I did not recieve money til07 I had to pay people back that had let me use during that time when i recieved money My credit is shot i can not get a loan My taxes were sold in 05 i have til  june late or early July of this year then i lose my...
    streamin streamin 46-50 1 Response May 4, 2009

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    Small Steps

    I grew up in the midwest, where homeless people were called 'bums'. We had no respect for them, instilled by our parents' lack of empathy. In their time, there were plenty of homeless people, immigrants, veterans, wanderers who had no place to settle down. The world war and the...
    LeisaWolf LeisaWolf 51-55, F 6 Responses Nov 29, 2009

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    Poor Men On The Side Of Ih-35

    I feel bad. When they hold up signs saying anything counts I kindly gave my last dollar. Seeing pets hurt with them kills me soul. I love people and animals. I wish I had money I would give but I'm broke. I feel for you all. God bless..
    Clarityk13 Clarityk13 13-15, F Jun 11, 2013

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    Why?

    Why do people be mean to the homeless? Do they not realize what the homeless have to do to survive? Just a few years ago I found a poor lonely blind man by the streets hardly having enough energy to move his hand. On another occasion I found a person who had no more energy to beg...
    Shiningsparkle Shiningsparkle 13-15, F Apr 29, 2012

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    My Mom Is Homeless

    Growing up, I was naive and blind to my mom's gambling addictive. Freshmen year of high school my brother and mom moved in with my oldest brother, and he supported us while being a full time student. My mom didn't work, so our only income was my oldest brother's, and help from an...
    spaceshiplazer spaceshiplazer 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 12, 2011

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    Running The Rosary (and Helping The Homeless) By Skip Guinness

    Prayer opened my eyes to the homless, or maybe it was the other way arounf Running the Rosary www.skippyguinness.blogspot.com
    skipguinness skipguinness 41-45 Apr 4, 2011

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    Especially Kids...

    It makes me so sad to know that there are homeless children out there for whatever reason. Maybe they ran away or maybe their parents kicked them out and they have no place to go. What good reason could a parent possibly have for kicking their kid out on the street? I would be so...
    RoziePanda12 RoziePanda12 18-21, F Aug 4, 2013

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    Almost Homeless

    I got hurt on the job in 04 I did not recieve money til07 I had to pay people back that had let me use during that time when i recieved money My credit is shot i can not get a loan My taxes were sold in 05 i have til  june late or early July of this year then i lose my...
    streamin streamin 46-50 3 Responses May 4, 2009

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    Homeless.

    I want to start some kind of organization to help the homeless people, to give them food, water and most importantly somewhere to live. I dont think i have as much money as i need but if a group of us could try and raise some money, we could make a different to a lot of peoples...
    TaylaDella TaylaDella 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 24, 2012

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    Hi Im Embarrassed

    im embarrassed to tell me story and i dont know if anyone wants to listen. at least ill get this off my chest just by writing it. i am looking for advice. i was a kid when my moms boyfriend kicked me out, i just became a teenager. he was touching me and i started to fight him off...
    tammylorne tammylorne 26-30 21 Responses Mar 22, 2012

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    The simple thingsI just reread a post put up by

    an EP friend about helping others and ways to do it.It got Me to thinking about the summer a few years back when I was homeless,and the kindness that was shown to Me by others.It was an extra hot summer that year with temps well over a hundred.I would spend the morning hours...
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M 5 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    Www.homelessartisan.org

    I am building a website. www.homelessartisan.org There is a group I started today called I am a homeless artisan. If you know of any homeless artists have them join.
    mikejackering mikejackering 41-45, M Jul 11, 2009

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    Almost Homeless

    I got hurt on the job in 04 I did not recieve money til07 I had to pay people back that had let me use during that time when i recieved money My credit is shot i can not get a loan My taxes were sold in 05 i have til  june late or early July of this year then i lose my...
    streamin streamin 46-50 May 4, 2009

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    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    Related Experiences

    I want to get out of my depression. Already decided to try to et out of it, but I know I will need help from others. I have always had ups and downs but could never see anything in...
    RedUnderground RedUnderground 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    Looking for a couple around Massachusetts who would like a kid.
    Zoney37 Zoney37 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 5

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    I want to help people but its hard. I can barely help myself. I have so many issues too. When I go to get some "me" time I end up leaving my friends to suffer alone. I feel so bad...
    ponycupcake ponycupcake 18-21, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    There are some that want help and when you try they don't listen, I can't help someone who doesn't want it and can try and be there for them when they need me but that's about as...
    AllThatGlitters29 AllThatGlitters29 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    How do you help a herion addict, when they don't want help? Just watch them slowly kill them-self? My brother, my only brother chooses this lifestyle . He's such a good person and...
    aloneinvegas aloneinvegas 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 8

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    Okay first i just want to say that i was bullied in school along with my twin for my weight so please please please dont hate or laugh cause its disrespectful and because it hurts...
    otakugamerwolf otakugamerwolf 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 30

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    I don't know what to do anymore. Last July I started talking to some guy. And we started going out in august. Things weren't that serious but we still dated. We broke it off bc...
    lonelygirl3011 lonelygirl3011 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    Close We would appreciate to know why you're contacting? Do you want help along with your scheduling, or was there a problem with the web page? *A sizable deck, devoted to...
    Ardellaeh Ardellaeh 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I don't want people saying stuff like "don't do it" and blah blah. I don't want help. I just want to say something about what I'm feeling right now. I really don't want to live...
    dreamingofhappiness dreamingofhappiness 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 2

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    Life doesn't seem to want to give me a break here lately. It's seemed to gradually get worse day by day. I'm probably more depressed now than I've ever been. I'm starting to lose...
    addictionbarbie addictionbarbie 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    I just don't know how much longer I can carry on. Fake smile on my face, covering up everyday, constantly being ignored. I've been having suicidal thoughts lately. They are growing...
    CatWithScars CatWithScars 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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    My name is Courtney. I am a recent college graduate who just moved to New York City. Here's my story... My mom was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis when I was 9 months old. From...
    luvzmusic89 luvzmusic89 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    All I basically want to do in life is just travel, travel like a homeless guy. Just carrying a small backpack with a knife, my passport, and some water. And Im gonna be those...
    adguez adguez 13-15, M 5 days ago

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    I use to be homeless when I was younger. Is it weird that I actually enjoyed being homeless? First time I was homeless, I had a job, went to school, and went to therapy. I...
    strawberry99 strawberry99 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    I filed bankruptcy last week. I have about four more months left of my rental lease and then I won't have any place to live. I can't afford to stay where I'm at I'm struggling to...
    Abbygirl123 Abbygirl123 41-45, F Aug 2

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    Did Nothing But To Her I Did Everything...maggie ...So i was at a pretty crowded taco bell yesterday and while i was standing there waiting for my food a homeless lady walked in...
    CraziiBeautiful CraziiBeautiful 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 10

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    Not sure what to do here as I have never really asked for help before... I'am the one that usually gives the help. I am a husband of 1, father of 4 and a grandpa of 10. Someone...
    jhutmire jhutmire 51-55, M Aug 16

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    For a year and a half. I was a bad drug addict and I was 17/18 and I was living with my sister and I ran away from her and her husbands house. All I had was my bookbag filled with...
    UnstableSammi UnstableSammi 22-25, F a week ago

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    I have a soft spot in my heart for the homeless if have spare change or cigarettes I will give them out. I also volunteer 25 hrs a wk at a homeless shelter for men in the kitchen.
    licwineoffurbody licwineoffurbody 41-45, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    ok, pull a log up to the campfire.... it was a misty gray morning in Michigan, 11 years ago, when I went into work..... I walked in and saw a handsome man talking to one of my...
    DreamChristine DreamChristine 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Not all homeless live on the street. Many live with someone else. In their living room. That's why I have such a huge passion for working with the homeless.
    Jackiebh Jackiebh 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I was living in my girlfriend's mother's trailer with five other people. We were living off disability, an were lucky if we had enough money to go to the Dollar Store once a week...
    MCAMemberJazz MCAMemberJazz 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I was homeless once for 2 months I had been talked into moving in and sharing expenses with a friend bill day came and I gave them the money and then I went on a weekend camping...
    sweetmelissa77 sweetmelissa77 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 31

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