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I Want to Open a Homeless Shelter

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Not just any homeless shelter

    but a Mega-homeless shelter. Not just one in a single city but an entire network of them. I want to make it 100% secular and have attached affordable housing and training centers so that the homeless aren't just shifted about like they are now in many cities.
    newasexy newasexy 26-30, F Jan 3

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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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    I'm the 2000th person on EP who Doesn't Get Offended If a Man Holds a Door Open For Me!! :) Hi everyone! "No, please, after you" hehe! ;)
    meowmeowwww meowmeowwww 36-40, F 3 hrs ago

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    why would this holding the door thing offend any one? yes you can hold the door yourself but if someone else wanted to do that than you should be thankful for it. not "womeN aND...
    darklotus01 darklotus01 13-15, T 4 hrs ago

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    I don't get offended.... in fact I am appreciative when anyone holds the door open for me..... it is considered common courtesy.
    ifyoucare65 ifyoucare65 46-50, F 4 hrs ago

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    I'm a boy of 19 y.o it was maybe week or 2. I was go out from home and this old women i think she had 29 she call me to help her in picking something from the kitchen. Of course I...
    alexxxa123 alexxxa123 18-21, M 6 hrs ago

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    I have a new love - just in time for Valentine's Day! I went to the local animal shelter and picked up this handsome fellow.
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    so I live in a city where you can walk down the street without being stopped by a homeless or poor person. if I have money I can spare I always do unless I find the person is lying...
    Kitty1997 Kitty1997 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I wish I could die already! I've fallen so far from where I was. I think my wife and kids would be so much better off without me. I don't drink or do drugs, I'm just a pathetic...
    claytonspain claytonspain 31-35, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    the family always advises me against this but I can't help but feel bad and instantly give them whatever change or bills I have on me, I know some only have bad intentions but I...
    awayfromlife awayfromlife 13-15, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    How to Decide What to Do with Your Life ( this is lifehacker's post btw im just copied it here because i liked it alot ) When you're young, the world is your oyster and...
    deeptastic deeptastic 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    My fiancé and I have been discussing an open relationship. I really want to try this but am having some trust issues. He has cheated on me before and just a few weeks ago a female...
    FightingFeelings FightingFeelings 31-35 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Hello everyone, my names tom, im a 51-year old carpenter. In november, I came down to florida to visit my sister and my truck broke down and I could not afford the needed repairs...
    Wonderingin2016 Wonderingin2016 51-55, M 5 days ago

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    My new husband was a single child and lived a sheltered life. We have only been married a few weeks now, and since he comes from a religious family, we lived strictly apart until...
    bakeddolores bakeddolores 18-21, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Even though we had our issues in the past our relationship has grown into a neutral stance. I can see you putting in the effort to be a better person and has given me the hope even...
    badazzbasicbich badazzbasicbich 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    aaron4455 aaron4455 18-21, M a week ago

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    There's actually a city wide survey to identify how many homeless we have. Finally. Maybe we will be able to do some good now.
    TrumpDestroyer TrumpDestroyer 26-30, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Once a few months back I saw a homeless person while walking to work. Granted the time I took a bike trail to work at around 8 or 9 each morning, but it was still early enough for...
    lizzie9787 lizzie9787 18-21, F Feb 3

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    I'm getting kicked out of my apartment! Yay! Basically, I can't afford the rent anymore, and **** is just too damn expensive. I'm either going to be homeless again, or I'll have to...
    anonyme23 anonyme23 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 3

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    Who hasn't? Everybody's seen a homeless person. They're everywhere.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 3

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    A rambling of tjoughts at 3 am- I was a small child, I wanted to become a nurse, then a brain surgeon. I joined the military to help people and ended up doing the opposite. Now, I...
    heypei135 heypei135 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    yes I see them on the side of the road and it makes me sad it also makes me wonder how they got that position why and how did they get themselves there I feel bad in a way but then...
    cieloissky cieloissky 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    so...this is what I thought back before I met my boyfriend, it was strange I never thought he would want to do that, he told me he loved me and called me beautiful but after we...
    PoetryApocolypse PoetryApocolypse 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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    I'm pretty picky when it comes to friends, but I'm always open to meet and converse with new people to see if they're interesting to me. I like people with their own ideas about...
    JungDeviant JungDeviant 22-25, M Feb 2

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    Thought I would go pick up some fast food yesterday evening after work and as I was at the end of ordering my food an older lady just a little younger than my elderly mother...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 2

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    I just got an education from a 21 yr old, I think I may have to remove this one, it's tough enough to be without sex and want it ....and yes I struggle with controlling my desires...
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