For 15 years now, this church welcomes homeless overnight

Nearly 15 years ago, St. Boniface Church in San Francisco began opening its doors to the homeless. The initiative was launched by church’s father Louis Vitale, and community activist Shelly Roder, in 2004 and is known as the Gubbio project. Every day, hundreds of people, benches to sleep and blankets of staff. « No questions are… Lire la suite For 15 years now, this church welcomes homeless overnight

Portrait : Meet Ron Finley the gangsta turned gardener

The community leader and « gangsta gardener » Ron Finley based in Los Angeles is committed to redefining « gangsta » as a way of thinking the community its models and values. “Gardening is gangsta: Mother Nature is gangsta. Being educated, creative and self-sustaining is gangsta. That whole concept was about turning a negative into a positive. If you… Lire la suite Portrait : Meet Ron Finley the gangsta turned gardener

« I’m not lost, keep me warm » mouvement, in images

As the freezing weather has enveloped the city of Bristol, people face the extreme climate in a compassionate way. Rather than thinking of themselves, citizens make an effort to help the homeless by leaving their hat and gloves on the street for those who spend their nights outside. « Keep Bristol Warm » is a movement that… Lire la suite « I’m not lost, keep me warm » mouvement, in images

Museums’ « House of memories » to help people with dementia

A retirement home, in England, faced with an unusual problem in 2013: An elderly resident with severe dementia suddenly became terrified by water and shower and categorically refused to bathe, museums are developing a method to help him and people in the same situation. “His demeanor and his well-being started disintegrating. It became socially unacceptable,”… Lire la suite Museums’ « House of memories » to help people with dementia

Day zero? Cape Town is ready

Cape Town (South Africa) is not the first city to face a drought, but it is likely to be the first big city to run out of water. Water restrictions are in effect in the city, and the « zero day » in 2018 is expected to fall in June when the municipality will be unable to provide water to its residents. Today, the problem is the increase in population, demand is the strongest… Lire la suite Day zero? Cape Town is ready

Scotland’s first homeless hackathon announced

The first Homeless Hackathon in Scotland will be held in April to address the problem of homelessness. Hackathon is an event where a group of volunteer developers comes together to do collaborative computer programming over several days. It is hoped that this hackathon will be a source of inspiration for innovative solutions including applications, websites,… Lire la suite Scotland’s first homeless hackathon announced

Railway Company is helping people whose lives have derailed

30 million tons of uniforms of employees will be turned into bags, clothes, and blankets. This is what the Virgin Trains Railway Company promised to help people whose lives have derailed. Virgin Trains initiated a debt reduction initiative for prisoners. This collaboration gives new life to our old uniforms and is a creative solution for… Lire la suite Railway Company is helping people whose lives have derailed

For the International Women’s Day, homeless women go on free shopping spree

In honor of International Women’s Day on Thursday, Ardene, in collaboration with the Shoebox Project, opened its doors to women from 35 different shelters. About 150 women, Tuesday was nothing short of a dream. They all got a chance to shop — for free. “We are opening our doors to 150 women of different shelters from… Lire la suite For the International Women’s Day, homeless women go on free shopping spree

950 social housing units announced by Montreal

Montréal plans to create 950 new social housing units over the next four years to help homeless people. An ambitious project that joins that the one of Mayor Valérie Plante to help the homeless, a $ 7.8 million action plan in which is not included the dedicated budget of 950 homes. However, it has still… Lire la suite 950 social housing units announced by Montreal