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I Want to Open a Homeless Shelter

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 37 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    well first off let me say this isnt just something i came up with in a day. it took alot of contemplation to arrive at my decision. Im 20 y/o and i live in south saint louis if...
    Morgan314 Morgan314 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    I just want to be held while watching Disney movies and eating some chippies. I don't know if it's the weather but I just want to feel sheltered and cared for tonight :(
    KristyGoesRoar KristyGoesRoar 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 2

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    1. I like Pop music a lot 2. I'm a cinephile 3. I have abandonment issues 4. I like sleeping with my window open 5. I like living in a peaceful serene place 6. I have a southern...
    anonymoussouthernbabe anonymoussouthernbabe 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    How do we celebrate our wedding ceremony? It might be interesting to my friends. I was visiting hill station with my gf. It was very pleasant, romantic and calm. We were in the...
    friendsfriend friendsfriend 41-45, M 3 days ago

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    Hello Guys, This will just take a moment. I just wanted you guys to go to GoForward.com and search for "Homeless family of 2Adults and 3 Small children" it's literally a close...
    MickxLove MickxLove 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 21

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    I wouldn't celebrate Halloween and was Seventh Day Adventist so every Friday night, I would have to stay indoors and focus on Jesus until Saturday Night. The only time that it was...
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    help please. I don't know where to start; currently I have no money in my account actually zero, I am living with an angel who has let me stay for a while but I will soon be...
    someday629 someday629 26, F 1 Response Oct 16

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    I don't really know how to define my situation at the time. I can tell from looking at some of the people today, that I wasn't homeless. I can't recall a period in my life where I...
    LaurenJFisher LaurenJFisher 22-25 Oct 11

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    When I was in New York I saw alot of homeless people. I saw in movies but never really seen there struggle in real life. I gave away all my change to every homeless person I saw. I...
    Lovekiaj Lovekiaj 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 20

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    My Husband decided to move us clear across the country from Pennsylvania to Texas for a wonderful co management position and then he left us.. He left us homeless no money food and...
    shyjuanita shyjuanita 36-40 1 Response Oct 3

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    Im still homeless and still trying to find my child daniel lee heller who is a boy and my son. Im still looking for his father daniel lester.
    AppleCherry2013 AppleCherry2013 22-25, F Oct 6

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    Homeless- "Without a home" well then :|
    NormalTeenGirl NormalTeenGirl 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 14

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    I have been with the father of my daughter for 6 years. 3 and a half of them married to him. The most recent time two years ago he was verbally abusive and controlling. He would...
    butterflyhearts17 butterflyhearts17 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 16

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    I'm thinking about volunteering at my local animal shelter for about a year or so, but I'm not sure if I'd actually be helpful or if I'd end up giving up halfway through.
    jessyjessxx jessyjessxx 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I have just lost everything. I was engaged to a man that was 23 years older than I was, me 29 him 52. I have never loved anyone the way that I loved him, so completely. I met him...
    slideways slideways 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 6

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    1. My name is Chris. 2. I am 39 years old. 3. I do everything left handed except playing guitar. 4. I have Schizo Affective Disorder 5. I also have Asthma 6. I used to smoke...
    AnAutumnWind AnAutumnWind 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 10

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    Want to run away and have adventures. I'm a teen in california. I do not want to run alone. If u want to run with me come to me for food and shelter and together we can plan our...
    matrixwolf matrixwolf 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 13

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    While getting a massage at a spa I finally know what I want in life. That is to live life without fear for a while, on my own alone. I'm planning on running away but at my age it...
    SwanNual SwanNual 22-25, F 7 Responses Oct 16

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    1. I am doing this instead of doing my homework. 2. Peanut butter with chocolate is my weakness..it really is the next best thing after sliced bread 3. I am the proud conqueror of...
    TheKingWizard TheKingWizard 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 21

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    I was sheltered basically my entire childhood and I've just recently started to get to hang out with friends. I've always wanted to travel, but I really just don't want to wait. My...
    brookledsome brookledsome 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 22

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    I am hurting because I feel like I give so much love to people and don't get it in return, with friends I write them.songs give them cards the clothes off my back and they still...
    Kornisone Kornisone 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 22

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    Sometimes you know where you live is bad for you and hurting you but have no means of getting away, and nowhere to go even if you had the means to leave. Anyone else in the same...
    SeaweedEater SeaweedEater 22-25 Oct 5

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    I love you, God I love you, life I love you, future husband This is your future wife I love you, sun I love you, rain I love you, blue skies I love you, hurricane I love you...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Oct 7

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    As a runaway I have became a genie and as a genie I want to make wishes come true I am in california and am a run away anyone is welcome to join me I've found food shelter...
    matrixwolf matrixwolf 16-17, M Oct 8

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    As a runaway I have became a genie and as a genie I want to make wishes come true I am in california and am a run away anyone is welcome to join me I've found food shelter...
    matrixwolf matrixwolf 16-17, M Oct 8

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    This one will take a while to write. 1. I am a girl. 2. I am part Japanese. 3. I am part Italian. 4. I am part Enlish. 5. I am part German. 6. I live in China. 7. I have visited...
    LittleStain LittleStain 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 9

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    Friday. Root beer. Subway. Still punished by california for being homeless.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Oct 10

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    Romeos,Tomboy,Glue,Blow,The Blue Lagoon,The Tideland,We need to talk about Kevin,The Cure,The Ryan White story,Prayers for Bobby,The Orphan,Case 39,The Shining,Joshua,Brokeback...
    Mihael122 Mihael122 18-21, T Oct 11

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    I want to go home! Holding back tears until I'm alone
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F Oct 13

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    Sometimes I see homeless people on the streets. They are often drug addicts, dirty, abandoned. They don´t seem to want help, only money. For them, trying and changing their life...
    Ankokushin Ankokushin 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 13

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    1. Compulsive spender 2. Impulsive 3. Dissociative Identity Disorder 4. Half paralyzed. (1 lung, 1 kidney, half an airway, half my vocal cords) 4. Vegetarian 5. 20 6. Been homeless...
    Minnowshi Minnowshi 18-21, F Oct 13

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    SHELTER DOG I sit here cold and alone I belong to this cement floor I watch them walk on by I want love and nothing more When will I get my day? Who will be my someone? I did...
    GreenSkye84 GreenSkye84 26-30, F Oct 18

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    Sick of seeing them everyday fake drug addicts who just sit outside high end shops wanted change, make me sick just walking past them.
    saneelax saneelax 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 18

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    I will be the one in public to bring gloves and see trash in a parking lot or park and pick up any trash I see while I'm walking. I can't stand seeing litter! I would take a...
    GivePeaceAChance3 GivePeaceAChance3 13-15 4 days ago

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    Life is less about finding shelter In the rain but more of learning to dance through the storm
    locoladel locoladel 16-17, T 2 Responses Oct 2

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    Not necessarily a tribe, but a group of people who are nomadic and live mostly in the hills/mountains neighboring nearby towns for food and water since nature can no longer produce...
    Rastaman764 Rastaman764 16-17 Oct 7

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    The only way bullying stops is if someone steps up to befriend the victim. Me and my friends were sorta the druggie "bad kids" at my school, so if we chose to shelter someone...
    stonerchick99 stonerchick99 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 16

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