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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 was homeless as a teenager. I has abusive parents and an abusive foster home. When I was 15 I ran away and lived on the streets. I was stupid enough to believe that I was "free...
    KnaveOfClubs KnaveOfClubs 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    i want open talk with some nice hearted lady ...
    rev411 rev411 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It happened several years ago. In the city I lived in back then , there was this homeless musician. He was pretty much a drifter. He had this old musical pipe ( not sure exactly...
    rockstin87 rockstin87 26-30, M Jul 2

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    If God will grant it, then I'll build my own orphanage where homeless and abandoned kids will be sheltered, educated and filled with motherly love.
    hisangelicbaby hisangelicbaby 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    It's good to be open minded. You get to learn about new things everyday~
    chrissyboo123 chrissyboo123 16-17, F 52 mins ago

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    I have a job where I'm in my car a lot. I go to the library and sign out CDs. I've been working my way through everything self help, positive, happy, life changing, spiritual...
    MsBlueDreamer MsBlueDreamer 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    These are things that are possible lol so it's not sad: 10. See a concert (yeah I haven't been to one yet lol) 9. Sing to a huge audience like Lizzie McGuire did 8. Fly a jet...
    GigiCoeli GigiCoeli 18-21, F Jul 19

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    I own a shelter pet and I would like to say that he is one of the best dogs I have ever met. Keep in mind I work with 40+ dogs everyday. I hate hearing about how people think...
    AMB97 AMB97 16-17, F Jul 7

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    I feel like people having breed preferences is counter productive to rescues and shelter animals. Most of the dogs in shelters are mixed breeds, not pedigrees. Breeders breed pure...
    TinkaTink TinkaTink 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I was homeless at the age of 26. And I won't lie I was determined to end my life upon winding up homeless. My life was monotonous and tedious. Boring jobs, no friends, no family...
    lon3lygam3r lon3lygam3r 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    I live in Green Bay WI. The police are horrible to the homeless. They treat them like dirt. They arrest them on charges that are false. They even gave a ticket to a homeless...
    BibleThumper BibleThumper 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I'm trying to do the right thing not only for myself, but for my family, especially for my beautiful baby daughter, to whom I might never apologize enough for not choosing well her...
    mery81 mery81 31-35, F Jul 22

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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 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    We do not know how long we are going to live, life is fragile and special - but so many people live without any idea of what life is about, or whether or not there is any real...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M Jul 19

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    I go to school at home, I have no friends, I don't even see kids my age because I live in the country away from everything pretty much. I can't go anywhere other than my house. I...
    StokesQuirky StokesQuirky 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇 O GOD, Almighty and merciful, who heals those that are broken in heart, and turns the sadness of the sorrowful to joy; Let your...
    rahifsaad rahifsaad 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    I am a 25 year old single mother of 3 children under the age of 7. I have a low paying part time job (the first one i've been able to find in 3 years) and my own vehicle. We lost...
    KayCoffie25 KayCoffie25 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have not lost hope. I will find work soon. I will get back on top. Being homeless does not define me. I will not be defeated.
    MissinMySon MissinMySon 36-40, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I went to a restaurant today with my family. In said restaurant, a homeless person approached me and my dad and asked if we had a dollar or two. Unfortunately, I didn't have my...
    jasenamigala jasenamigala 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    You do know that most people that claim to know Christ won't go fishing for the lost. 1st off they think they're too good, 2nd They aren't strong enough. They don't know who they...
    Heavenbound5511 Heavenbound5511 36-40, F Jul 23

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    1/I talk a load of rubbish 2/I have eyes like chocolate buttons 3/I love listening to Sam Smith and Bruno Mars 4/ I can snaffle a whole pack of jaffa cakes to myself 5/I love...
    angelofsweetness angelofsweetness 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm not your average girl. People think they know me, until they actually get to know me. I'm the girl who would give the shirt off her back to a homeless person. The girl who has...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    There's so much that I missed out On growing up. When people ask me if I remembered that one show or movie or song or actor/actress from long ago I'm dumbfounded. 95% of what they...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F Jul 3

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    A simple way to improve our lives in all areas, is to be grateful. Many of us do not take a moment to appreciate the beauty and finding joy at least once a day. It's wonderful and...
    Helper96 Helper96 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    This doesn't really have to be a serious thing, but I just want an online wife. A kind and innocent girl who I can just talk with as if we are a close friends. I don't really want...
    PrincessPolarBear PrincessPolarBear 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I recently got kicked out of my house I have nowhere to go I've been staying with a buddy but I can't anymore I live in Illinois near the quad cities I don't even want money just a...
    RealJ92 RealJ92 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    Hi. I Am a 48 year old woman in a bad situation. I have been independent and hard working my entire life, until I was injured, TBI (traumatic brain injury), 2.5 years ago. My...
    GoodIntentionGirl GoodIntentionGirl 46-50 1 Response Jul 12

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    As you know. I am a 16 year old girl who takes a role in society that likes the wild side of sex, older men, SD/SB relationships, and much more. I'm too young, you say? Yes. I...
    primadonna1 primadonna1 16-17, F 6 Responses Jul 14

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    Today without warning my cousin packed up all of her belongings (she took everything but the paint on the walls) and those of her 2 year old baby, when she was home alone and left...
    smurfinaround smurfinaround 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    MontereyBay Never too hot, never too cold Tourists everywhere Lots of fun things to do Beautiful ocean as long as the sun is out The water looks nasty in winter Carmel beach has...
    UnMuro UnMuro 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 19

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    You all say it's because you love me, holding my head under water. Locking me away, to shelter me you say. Keep telling yourself that. Believe that you're right, cause I no longer...
    walker13sl walker13sl 22-25, F Jul 19

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    I am a lonely runaway and homeless, my ex had me run to her then she dumped me for another now im stranded and lost but im not going back home i just need help i want to join other...
    NikhilWolf NikhilWolf 13-15, M Jul 20

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    1) My name is Chris. 2) I have Schizoaffective Disorder. 3) I am left handed and do everything left handed except playing guitar. 4) I play bass guitar. 5) I love being...
    AnAutumnWind AnAutumnWind 36-40, M Jul 22

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    I cry silently and I am alone. I seriously don't consider my mom and brother as friends because they are family. I am not confident about myself. Every friends I make leave me just...
    Fatimatam Fatimatam 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 23

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    Does anybody else out there just get tired of being responsible--always doing the right thing? I feed the cats be4 I take a shower (wouldn't want them to go hungry). I'm tired...
    abbyc22 abbyc22 46-50, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    "John Wayne and Lace" On the beach, alone and cold Wanting the warmth of the sisterhood. My restless heart climbing the hill, Breaking the silence of brotherhood: "You are all the...
    weepingveil weepingveil 41-45, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I went to Ecuador a few years ago. Canoed the Tiguino river, a tributary of the Amazon. Met some local people. Did some hiking. I have a bit of land near next to a city park...
    CDemeter CDemeter 66-70 3 hrs ago

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