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I Want to Open a Homeless Shelter

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    Homeless Hotel...

    You know when someone asks you what you plan to do with your money if you win the lottery?  My answer was always simple.  I want to open a Homeless Hotel.  Last year, I was in a women's group for severe depression and anxiety.  I knew far too many of them that...
    notjustamom30 notjustamom30 31-35, F 7 Responses Jul 9, 2009

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    Not only have I lived in a women's shelter

    before. I also know of women who are in need of one. I have no desire to compete with any other of the few women shelters that are available in the city where I reside. I just see a need for more and I want to do more. I have sort of an idea of what it is going to take. A few...
    TiffanyGaskin TiffanyGaskin 31-35, F Dec 18, 2013

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    Group Home? Sleeping Room? Neighborhood House?

    In Chicago, there's only homeless shelters and I'm sure not enough to cover the need. The region knows nothing of sleeping rooms and the only group homes or neighborhood houses are for the handicapped. Wish we soon to be homeless people (I'm losing my apartment this august...
    UnemployedGuy UnemployedGuy 46-50 Jun 8, 2012

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    A Life To Live

    I have recently discovered a burning passion inside me for people who don't have anything...it breaks my heart and makes me cry just at the thought.... When i was a baby, my birth parents were homeless even when i was born they were homeless and went into debt with doctor and...
    MindyBear95 MindyBear95 18-21, F 1 Response May 15, 2012

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    The Safari House

    The Safari House is my idea Here in St Louis MO I want to purchase a 57 unit apartment building and furnish it with the basic needs of home then go to all the local shelters and recrewt selective individuals and families to fill the homes with. My plan is to house them first then...
    lauraharris1980 lauraharris1980 31-35 1 Response May 22, 2011

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    Homeless Hotel...

    You know when someone asks you what you plan to do with your money if you win the lottery?  My answer was always simple.  I want to open a Homeless Hotel.  Last year, I was in a women's group for severe depression and anxiety.  I knew far too many of them that...
    notjustamom30 notjustamom30 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 9, 2009

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    I Am A Homeless

    I am ESTHER from INDIA.  When  the monsoon begins,we heard the crying of a helpless mother dog, She was crying to save her six puppies. . my sons rescued that puppies and thy are kept in our home. now all are safe but the problem begins now As we are staying in a rented...
    estherprabavathi estherprabavathi 36-40 Nov 17, 2011

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    Open A Homeless Shelter

    I always wanted to open a homeless shelter.  However, I always stated when I strike it rich, that is when I will open my shelter.  Well that day may never come, therefore,, my husband and I have decided to open a homeless shelter in the State of Michigan.  The...
    caryandval caryandval 41-45 1 Response Oct 22, 2009

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    For Homelss Pets

    and I would open one for people also if I could afford to but animals are special to me cuz people dump them and forget they have hearts and feelings and needs I hate to see abandoned animals... I have a deep love for cats and dogs! and other pets I love kittens and puppies and...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Mar 6, 2011

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    I Want to Open a Homeless Shelter

    I know this is a little far out there but I want  to open a nation wide homeless shelter with other people that like to help others like we would all be assigned jobs  someone could travel and pick up all the homeless someone could cook the meals someone could clean...
    angelgirl2009 angelgirl2009 22-25, F 8 Responses Jul 9, 2009

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    I Would Like to Open Up a Homeless Shelter

    It breaks my heart to see homeless people.I just want to help them all and if I couldnt give them all shelter atleast I want to be able to give them food.who knows maybe some day I can open my house up to the homeless
    littleboyblue16 littleboyblue16 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 5, 2009

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    Well, I'll be homeless by next week. I have no family. They are verbally/physically abusive towards each other and have deep seeded issues that have never been professionally...
    alliemamabear alliemamabear 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 1

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    I would help families that need the extra money and help the homeless buy them food buy them clothes and give them some money and pay for there hotel for good Month or to so they...
    666satanist 666satanist 13-15, M 40 mins ago

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    I found a news item that made Me sick to My stomach.I have been homeless for a time after having the rug that was my life pulled out from under Me. May 13, 2014 Youtube...
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 21

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    I often get asked for help by people who are in need of it. I think it's my friendly face . Giving money to people direct can fuel a drug addiction. I've helped drug addicts but...
    Homejames Homejames 51-55, M 3 Responses Nov 22

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    On the cold streets of the big apple. Bags so heavy i could not take a bite. The world on my shoulders. That's how it felt, crying internally pushing for shelter. I could see the...
    AndrogynousBeauty AndrogynousBeauty 22-25 1 Response Dec 11

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    You people are lucky getting presents and having fun on the holidays but I can't I have a I have a different religion I can't even celebrate my own birthday you shouldn't wine...
    natsufairy12 natsufairy12 13-15, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    i want to connect with those person here , who like discussing things openly , who like discussion , who don't take things personally , who can talk like scientist like just soul...
    r110 r110 22-25, M 13 hrs ago

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    Whenever a criminal is daring to feed the homeless, America's finest are on it. The latest, out of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, involved collaring a 90-year-old menace to society, as...
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 21

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    I am very creative but feel that time is running out to really show the world want I can do. I am caught between two places, I have a passion to help the homeless which actually...
    iboxy iboxy 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    Winter came early. Rain, sleet, snow and wind interrupted the house construction. I hired 2 additional crews ... went to 7 days a week and battled hourxhour. Water threatened the...
    MaskedRascal MaskedRascal 36-40, M 6 hrs ago

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    Be sure to tell me what you think in the comments below. I prefer constructive criticism, and keep in mind this is a draft. :D It was December the 22nd. I remember it because it...
    themarvelousme themarvelousme 26-30, M Dec 4

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    So who wants to DO something about it? The shoebox campaign is still on and, unless I'm mistaken, you have four days to fill an empty shoebox with goodies and take it to the...
    stephaniebis stephaniebis 56-60, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I don't see many homeless people where I live - but I have been to the city a lot. There's homeless people on every corner for the most part - I see them whenever I get on and off...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 21

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    I wish the world wasn't so selfish. It depresses me to know their are homeless people in the world. I wish to help them all but, I don't have enough to go around. There aren't any...
    xjourneyx xjourneyx 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 25

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    I would like to create a project in order to give food for free in my town.I don't know how to built this project : just encouraging people to give food to homeless people.We all...
    blueblacklight blueblacklight 22-25, F Dec 11

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    i definetly want to see Bali...and have always dreamed of staying in a cosy little morrocan villiage for a few weeks peace. imagine meditating out in the open fresh air in the...
    bigdreamer24 bigdreamer24 18-21, F 21 hrs ago

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    This was last Friday, about a week ago. We were going on a field trip for German Class (Christkindlemart) and I had brought about 40 dollars for souvenirs, food, and other stuff...
    Shyspan Shyspan 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    sometimes I want to remain asleep forever.. because the moment I open my eyes I am being reminded that I am here and you are nowhere...
    lostintropics lostintropics 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    I have sit on regressive computer gaming for almost 7 years, which took a lot of experiences from my life. From dating and friendship to growing your talents, improving and finding...
    MarkasImprove MarkasImprove 22-25, M 5 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I see alot of...ask me anything, I will tell u anything posts...it doesnt seem to help unless u knw a lil about the person on what u wanna ask. soooo on that note a lil about me...
    BarbaraStovall BarbaraStovall 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 2

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    i need a loyal friend someone who will understand me who i can be open to and share my feelings who can advice me and always be there for me who can give me a shoulder to lean and...
    sly15 sly15 22-25, F 3 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    In Calcutta ,Christmas celebrations are mainly held in Park Street.The streets are illuminated and the restaurants are full.Park Street is now named after Mother Teresa .I happened...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I got involved with an organization called Heifer International last year that I think is such an incredible endeavor to eradicate hunger and poverty. Heifer International operates...
    Nyx1978 Nyx1978 36-40, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I go out and challenge myself. I will open myself up to the world grow and become a stronger happier me, I would like to be travel the world ☺️
    karieme20 karieme20 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I'm always curious to hear as to what others may think... Just getting a few short snip-its into my life. Perspective is always interesting. I am open to any comments.
    flutterby0913 flutterby0913 36-40, F 3 hrs ago

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    I care about homeless people. I try to always give to them.Who are we to judge. What if God was one of us?
    Bpack Bpack 31-35 1 Response Dec 1

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    Living in a homeless recovery center. They are going to throw me out if I can't find a job in the next four days.
    zompire98 zompire98 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 7

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    Yes I am and have been homeless for far too long. even though I am employed, life's daily difficulties make it exactly that when it comes to getting stable - difficult. Its a...
    manusundr manusundr 46-50, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I need to move out. I am 25 and I live with my parents. I go to school but I have no job I want to move out because I can't take it anymore living under the stress of an alcoholic...
    k3evso k3evso 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I am in need for some advice, suggestions or help I will try to make my situation as short as I can. Basically I grew up in a very abusive home, my dad was physically and mentally...
    suziqt suziqt 46-50 3 Responses Nov 26

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    With everybody acting a fool, outrage & angry with this Michael Brown case it just goes to show you how many people trust in God. •I want people to think for a minute yes what...
    DaCreativeChild DaCreativeChild 22-25, F Nov 26

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    I want to have unlimited money so I can give those homeless people a house and everything and of course I can buy my own things!! :)
    xxBoyishGirlxx xxBoyishGirlxx 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    my husband went gay and left me. he dropped me on the edge of the curb and left me literally. if it wasnt for my parent letting me live with them i would have been homeless. ive...
    anonymous8374 anonymous8374 18-21, F 5 days ago

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