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I Want to Open a Homeless Shelter

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    A lot of people end up sleeping rough. I'm not into being judgmental about this . I think that every town should have a shelter were people can go for a night or to. In...
    Homejames Homejames 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 15

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    The year of my 15th birthday I believe was the start of my journey. Back then I didn?t quite no much about myself Iived in an abusive home with one sibling. My parents divorced and...
    Divinewritermb Divinewritermb 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 14

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    Just last week I was walking in the park with my ex at night time, when I noticed some belonging nestled in a hollow of a tree, it was laid out as if some corner of this persons...
    holgado holgado 31-35, F Mar 17

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    I want to say this: I Like People Who Can Handle Different Opinions What Being Open Minded Is Really About I want to post my thoughts in this group here hoping that there is...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 51-55, M 5 hrs ago

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    I Like People Who Can Handle Different Opinions What Being Open Minded Is Really About I want to post my thoughts in this group here hoping that there is not yet such a group...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 51-55, M 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    They called it "The Perch"It was the little shelter we lived in last summer, tucked away in the Appalachian mountains of Virginia. I applied for an internship to help out a family...
    LoneWolfWanderer LoneWolfWanderer 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 6

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    So here's a little bit about me cx My name is Sam I am 5 2" I'll be 18 in a few weeks. I live in Texas but Ive lived in California and Arizona. I was in foster care for over...
    Letitbe97 Letitbe97 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    ...Thoughts seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn't exist at all. A message or two helps to get you through a...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    The most beautiful people to be around are the ones with open minds. I love people who are open minded. People who just vibe with whatever you talk about . You can talk about...
    RedThatDescribesMe RedThatDescribesMe 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Lately no one even wants to talk to me. And I don't even mean silly little conversations. I love silly conversations and I like having actual real conversations too! Those are what...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 9 hrs ago

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    My father was homeless in London. tells me stories of how the dead would lie on the floor and people would just step over them, not noticing, not caring. who carries their cold...
    hjsco96 hjsco96 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 13

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    I will not judge you but please have the same respect for me, do not judge me, the things I do, or the people I communicate with. Be respectful of me and who I am as I will be...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 38 Responses Mar 13

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    there's a bottle of sleeping pills in the drawer. I really want to take them. I just don't want to live. I'm tired of struggling. I'm tired of being alone. I'm tired of not being...
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M Mar 10

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    "I'm falling madly in love" He looks deep inside he is chasing her soul No doubt he wants all of her A fire lights in his eyes His stare she feels deep inside herself Confusion...
    Froggy420 Froggy420 31-35, F Mar 10

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    I literally just stopped a major fight and a depressing conversation between one of my more open minded friends and a more closed minded one
    Cosmicmutt Cosmicmutt 18-21, M 9 hrs ago

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    i swore off giving to the homeless when i gave all my change to a guy and he pulled out a cell phone to complain to a friend that there were pennies mixed in with the other coins...
    trailsonrails trailsonrails 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 8

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    I hope Odin accepts me into his great hall Whilst I'm not exactly a believer in the Norse pantheon and all that, I am open to all possibilities, if there's a chance that Odin (or...
    IFeelSoLonely101 IFeelSoLonely101 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    I have been thinking just recently about all the decisions I'm trying to make. I want to be an eco-minimalist (if that's even what you call it), I want to lessen my burdens, and I...
    DreamCloud17 DreamCloud17 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I and six other people gave food to a homeless man. He was walking between cars with a sign that read "Food, please help", and last second I tapped on my window and handed him a...
    tarara0414 tarara0414 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 11

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    Last year I visited a city where I noticed a higher than usual amount of homeless people seemed to have a dog with them. Somehow seeing these folk sharing the little that they...
    2BlossomBlue 2BlossomBlue 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 6

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    I'm currently working on my Masters in Social Work. I don't want to be the stereotypical social worker and long to help people from multiple backgrounds, ages, ethnicities, and...
    WeMermaid WeMermaid 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    Sometimes--I just want to run away---I want that as well:that is, to run away.Free form the non-existence that poses as an existence now.Free from the shackles that bind me and my...
    Elandra77 Elandra77 56-60 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Laundromat Musings 2 It's quiet tonight here. Few people are Venturing out to do Their laundry in this cold. No pitter patter of baby feet on tile. No yelling mom at screaming...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 4

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    Bald Fleas Q; What do you call two fleas on top of a bald head? A: Homeless
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 13

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    The dream of all dreams.It eludes even the rich and famous sometimes in their life.From the homeless to the billionaires,people search for all of these most of their adult life...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 16

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    Anyone else about to be homeless? Im thinking about heading to California for the weather.
    loveseoul loveseoul 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    anybody in Canada looking to live freely and make some money on the side? I own a gold claim in lytton bc on the Frasier river. I average 40 to 60 dollars a yard on my claim, am...
    b2thea85 b2thea85 26-30, M Mar 3

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    Excerpts from Chicken Soup for the Soul At Work © 1996 by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Maida Rogerson, Martin Rutte, Tim Clauss From the Introduction Mother Theresa Story...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F Mar 13

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    I think I have it in me to do it one more time to find a worthy woman to : love, protect , comfort, cherish, shield, validate, be attentive to, hunt for, look out for, provide...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 2 days ago

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    12 Truths About Defensive Behavior - BY LINDA CARROLL Here are 12 truths about defensiveness — what it is and why it happens — that can help us better understand this self...
    imurfriend imurfriend 26-30, F Mar 5

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    I do but what does it truly matter? The world has become a very cold technical environment to live in.Feelings are expressed through text messages instead of hugs and real kisses...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M Mar 15

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    I'm willing to try just about anything once, depending on what it is. I like to keep my options open because I love to explore and try new things to keep things in my life...