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I Want to Open a Homeless Shelter

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    I keep imagining what it'd be like to just leave but my imaginations are not realistic. No one's going to be like "oh hey you look like you need a place to stay come on in stay as...
    hecknope hecknope 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    This one just really chapped My ***! Id love to hear opinions from as many as possible.Ideas about what can be done. The Free Thought Project Matt Agorist July 25, 2014 The...
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M 19 hrs ago

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    Buckle up sweet heart. Here we go. (1) I'm a week a way from my birthday. (2) I'm in EP rehab - detoxing myself from poison of the world. (3) I try hard to just be with my girl...
    bowbowdown bowbowdown 26-30 2 Responses 51 mins ago

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    I found a news item that made Me sick to My stomach.I have been homeless for a time after having the rug that was my life pulled out from under Me. May 13, 2014 Youtube...
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M 1 Response 20 hrs 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 Oct 28

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    Whenever a criminal is daring to feed the homeless, America's finest are on it. The latest, out of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, involved collaring a 90-year-old menace to society, as...
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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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 Oct 25

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    Its been six weeks that my family and I have been homeless. We moved to Modesto, Ca. for about 2 years now, were from Central Valley in California. We have no family so this is a...
    jena559 jena559 41-45, F Nov 4

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    I love volunteering at the animal shelter. Giving love and affection to these cute little animals. It brings me joy, to give them attention. But it breaks my heart to see so many...
    SeekingGreatPerhaps SeekingGreatPerhaps 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I fed a homeless person when I was in London for the week! I gave a homeless guy a sausage roll, he started crying but appreciated the gesture! I said no problem, gave him it and...
    Fennerbache Fennerbache 16-17, M Nov 13

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    I don't see many homeless people where I live - but I have been to the city a lot. There's homeless people on every corner for the most part - I see them whenever I get on and off...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I let's start by saying that I have my own set of beliefs and standards and as I outline some things I believe you will be either very much in agreement, or very much against what...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M Nov 2

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    I'm not homeless I was years ago. I help the homeless
    jojom543 jojom543 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 9

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    Went out to lunch today. As we entered the restaurant, which is in the downtown area of a city, I noticed a woman sitting alone at a table. After closer inspection I noticed her...
    JoshM1974 JoshM1974 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 5

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    I married a homeless man years ago and proud of it. to this day we are still married
    jojom543 jojom543 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 9

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    I once got into a Street fight with a guy and a woman because on my lunch break I went and bought three sandwiches and three cups of tea. I gave one sandwich and cup of tea to a...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M a week ago

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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 Oct 24

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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 3 Responses Oct 22

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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 3 Responses Oct 22

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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 Oct 26

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    At current I live in a supported housing for young adults scheme. basically living at home with a family and a drug habit, it didn't really go down to well. drugs led to arguments...
    GWSandwich GWSandwich 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 3

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    Now I am all for helping the less unfortunate whenever I can afford it and there is this Romanian lady that is always begging at the entrance of my local supermarket , first I felt...
    Missreedy Missreedy 31-35 4 Responses Nov 3

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    Here's one I am sure will get your attention. I am a Caucasian / Native 57 yr. old Great Grandma in pretty good shape. I am a Medium / Physic. My Grandchildren are great and they...
    proftaltos proftaltos 56-60, F Nov 8

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    My husband and I got married earlier this year. we don't have kids and don't have one on the way, but we both really want to start a family. my senior year of high school I got the...
    amandapandakins amandapandakins 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 8

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    I was born in South Africa on New Years Day 1976, and left that place in 2005, but alot has happened in between those dates while living in South Africa, mostly negative stories...
    KingDavid76 KingDavid76 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    I am in california. I need a runaway partner or group. the ideal dream is to runaway with a gf protect each other. For home is where the heart is we would never be homeless as long...
    matrixwolf matrixwolf 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    My rent is due today, I have looked for every which way possible to make the money i need but have failed miserably. I have an 8 month old godson who will become homeless with me...
    bcoul bcoul 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 31

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    So my friend and I are officially homeless in LA...thankful I at least have a phone and a car.
    wonderful892 wonderful892 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 5

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    Sometimes...I hate it when she kisses me, I hate it when she hugs me, I hate it when she gives me stuffs, I hate it when she told me she cares, I hate it when she's near...I hate...
    SwanNual SwanNual 22-25, F Nov 6

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    Hello my name is Renee i am 14 hours from home, I have two children that i love very dearly and we haven't had the bst of luck. We relocated in july right after the fireworks went...
    maureen37 maureen37 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    + I'm not dead + I'm not homeless - I'm still sick :)
    justjayne justjayne 41-45, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    To see a completely different way of living from my Canadian lifestyle is a dream. I am extremely grateful to of grown up in this society but apart of living in it is being...
    celery381 celery381 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 29

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    This is my own story about my creation story... Adam and eve represented the first father and mother of heaven... God sheltered this part of creation from the rest of the world...
    MMMartin MMMartin 51-55, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    But it is. Everyday I wake up I think about my past. I can't move forward mentally. My brain is so consumed with my past self (childhood). I experienced so many trials as a kid...
    forestchild forestchild 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 30

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    I really hope that my brother will never see this, you see he doesn't quite think I can do it. I'm studying science though I hate. My parent's aren't making me but it's how our...
    meryemJo meryemJo 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 12

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