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I Want to Open a Homeless Shelter

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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.
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    I'm an open book ask anythin ur **** would like to know I'm a dirty little **** so don't be shy ;)
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