Shame and reluctance to discuss experiences with colleagues or support staff in a male-dominated career field often delay veterans’ seeking out help.
Minnesota Women’s Press has been following the work to serve the unsheltered this winter. Here is some good news from Hennepin County.
Talking with three Collective Action storytellers
How three women are collecting support around community-based support, the growing homelessness issue, and criminal justice reform
“When there are no options for someone to stay in a hotel or shelter,” Delaney says, “they are given a tent and driven to an encampment because there is nowhere else to go.”
To create effective solutions, Hood says, “community-based organizations have to be part of the conversation, research, government, and client voices. If all members are not at the table then it won’t work.”
In the recent past our society has allocated the problem of homelessness to the government. But just like any other institution, there are limits to what they can provide.
“Most of us think of the guy on the corner [when we think of the homeless],” says Wendy Wiegmann the
An oasis of belonging for homeless people built by relationships
“Most people think they have nothing in common with a homeless person, … Any way that we can build a bridge, to see that we have more in common than we have difference.”
A photo and oral history of homelessness in Minnesota The noise and the priorities of our culture drown out the