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  1. Family Life
    Homelessness conjures many images. Maybe a disheveled man sleeping on a park bench; perhaps hundreds of sleeping bags under a San Francisco bridge; or a panhandler holding a cardboard sign at a street corner. But what about outside of the city? Homelessness is everywhere. It's as much an urgent...
  2. Toddler & Child
    My youngest child is a sensitive soul. He feels the pains of the world as if they are his own. I've always thought of myself as empathetic, but he makes me look like Darth Vader. The other day, as he caught sight of someone in tattered clothes, sitting on the sidewalk in the cold, he said, "I...
  3. Family Life
    Even though I knew we had low-income families in our community, it wasn't until a family opened a center in a poor area of our city that I understood the extent of the crisis. The stories of the homeless people in my community broke my heart - from mothers needing clothes for their kids to...
  4. Toddler & Child
    As the rate of homelessness increases throughout our cities, our children continue to ask questions. It is essential that we talk to our kids about it. I remember the day well. My husband and I took our kids for a fun day in Pittsburgh, complete with the zoo and a fun splash pad area. We had a...
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