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I Want to Open a Homeless Shelter

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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

    I really want to do something good, like donate blood to charity, or give money to africans or work in a homeless shelter, what other things can you think of?
    GirlyChick99 GirlyChick99 22-25, F 6 Responses Sep 19

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    Desperately looking for anyone already living this lifestyle or about to... since I imagine if your living this way already, Your not on the internet much. Im 33 years old with a...
    Illordia Illordia 31-35, F 8 Responses Sep 3

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    I think it would be fun to do on the side of many other things like Amway,homeless shelter thing,mom,etc
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 13

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    Filthy rich. Megamillions rich. So rich that I pee gold. Anyway, if I were filthy rich I would buy myself endless amounts of French toast somewhere along the way, but first I...
    guideme2truth guideme2truth 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    In a free and nurturing environment, only the mind is free from multiple rules of inevitable regulation. The body needs food, water, sleep and sun to live but, only to serve as a...
    ebolarama ebolarama 26-30, M 3 Responses Sep 11

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    Was living at the Salvation Army, paying rent while working for them. Got Tylenol with codeine unknowingly from the emergency room for a sprained ankle. This broke the no narcotic...
    maggiejoe91 maggiejoe91 61-65 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Growing up I feel like I had it all. My parents had money, we had a beautiful house to grow up in, a big backyard with a pool, swingset, and a trampoline. The community I grew up...
    njflyer njflyer 26-30, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    We dont have many homeless people in our country, but i know that they are in other countries. So while i cry here, how awful my life is, i feel like im a selfish peace of crap! I...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F Sep 11

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    Today, I helped a homeless young man with his precious dog, outside near a Safeway Store store.I gave him some money. Went to Safeway, brought him sandwiches, vita drinks. Got dog...
    DiscoNight1970s DiscoNight1970s 46-50, F a week ago

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    My 100 Answers To Pass The Time 1. Name? PopcornForDinner 2. Male or female? Female 3. Were you named after anyone? No 4. Does your name mean anything? That's what I often ate...
    PopcornForDinner PopcornForDinner 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    I've always wanted to become rich and famous or just rich so I could help the homeless or the needy. The rich part is were I can support my family and live in comfort and still...
    demonheart demonheart 13-15, F Sep 13

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    Hy there i'm 23 years old and here's my story... There's a time in life when you ask yourself what is the purpose of living, why do you have to go through all this struggle and...
    Spikes1991 Spikes1991 22-25, M Sep 21

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    I'm homeless still happy just traveling but need money bad for a place to live... I had stuff stolen from me I'm kinda worried about
    shitfaced77 shitfaced77 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 8

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    Yes indeed, I help a homeless late teen or young man today. I brought him sandwiches, some healthy foods & vita drinks. His adorable dog, brought dog foods & bottled water drinks...
    DiscoNight1970s DiscoNight1970s 46-50, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I enjoy helping walk the dogs and giving them love, but I never knew how hard it would be to deal with the other reality of the humane society.It angers me so much to see how...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 1

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    Dont want more but. Better than no home. Can do with no home. If i had vehicle insurance. And phone And food And gas. And listerine. And raw garlic. And...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 4

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    I am so confused right now and I can't tell anyone...I've been best friends with a guy (we'll call him Larry) for about 3 years. Larry is married and has 2 kids; I've always...
    meowmeowkitten meowmeowkitten 31-35, F Sep 5

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    I just want to go home. I've moved so many times that I have no idea what or where to call "home". I have friends and family storing all my things for me, but I don't want to live...
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    It was a long time ago and far out of my hands, I was one of the less fortunate. Or rather, my mother was. In my infancy I had been homeless. In the womb I had been in jail. My...
    piprimate piprimate 26-30, F Sep 12

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    I'm a girl, 20, living in the EU, ex-eastern bloc. All my life I was told I had great potential so I went to the hardest high-school and made it. I enrolled in Uni but things got...
    mrnobody234 mrnobody234 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Every day that I have no contact with my crush, I'm going to upload a song. ;-)"Sixth Avenue Heartache" by the WallflowersSirens ring, the shots ring outA stranger cries, screams...
    TheTruthIfItKillsMe TheTruthIfItKillsMe 46-50, F Sep 1

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    It isn't me, it's my girlfriend. She had fractured her ankle today in school but couldn't get it treated because her parents can't afford it. Someone gave her Adderall to help take...
    CrunchyNoodle CrunchyNoodle 16-17, M Sep 3

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    Only One Dad- "Whether by blood or law YOU ARE MY FATHER. Understand? It does not matter what my mother did. Whom she slept with and what she felt for him matter nothing to me...
    AlphahatesOmega AlphahatesOmega 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 20

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    We all face some hardship in our private lives and sometimes it gets difficult to tell who threw the first stone. Women getting assaulted, objectified, and undermined by the...
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    Growing up, I was never very active. I always just stayed home with my parents & brothers. I would just watch television & play with our pets. There were a few times during my...
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    Recently I have tried opening up to people about my experiences and been disappointed with their responses. I feel like they judge me negatively based on how people are supposed to...
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    It's hard to open up to him again, when I feel like I closed the door a bit. How can I show him how I feel? How can I overcome this stage with him? I feel like I'm walking on...
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