Paul has been “sleeping rough” in Bristol, England for 17 years (Sleeping rough is the British equivalent of our being homeless). An articulate and ruggedly handsome man in his fifties, Paul said simply that after a relationship break down he found himself with no place to live. He began to walk around England and, as he puts it, eventually found himself “at the bottom of the chain.
Every single night, New York City accommodates more than 60,000 people in its homeless shelters! 24,000 are of these unfortunate people are children! The number of homeless New Yorkers has been rising at an astonishing rate since 2011, recently cresting at 60,939 men, women, and children. This crisis is about to overwhelm the largest city in the United States. What is going on?
I am always edified and amazed when I discover another life-saving effort by the nonprofit community that FAMCare seeks to serve. I recently came upon a report on the creation of community grocery stores in Nonprofit Quarterly that I wanted to share with you all.