Homelessness

Every summer for 27 years, a small tent city has popped up in San Diego. "Stand Down" is a three-day oasis for homeless veterans, with showers, new clothes, hot meals, medical help, legal aid and a booth set up for every housing program in the city.

Increasingly, the event needs ways to keep children entertained.

"They've got the kids zone and everything. My kids live out here very happy. They're looking forward to it from last year," says Alex Morales, who served in the Army in the 1970s.

A Different View of Home Economics

Sep 16, 2014
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In Oklahoma, it’s not uncommon to see panhandlers -- people who’ve fallen on hard times, asking for help on the side of the street.  Many of them have no permanent place to live.  On this week’s JenX, Jennifer Dennis Smith looks at homelessness in Oklahoma from a mother’s perspective.


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Street paper The Curbside Chronicle strives to help the homeless get back to what the rest of us consider a “normal” life while showing the general public what homelessness really looks like.

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