Homelessness

A Matter of Justice: Why Mental Health is Everyone’s Issue

Mental health is often viewed as something that impacts individuals. But mental illnesses and the stigma surrounding them don't exist in a vacuum. Numerous societal factors color the experience of those living with mental health ...

A Well World: We Need One Another

  No man is an island, No man stands alone, Each man's joy is joy to me, Each man's grief is my own We need one another. So begins Joan Baez’s adaptation of John Donne’s ...

Benchmarks of Success for the Outreach Program

Different Benchmarks of success for the Outreach Program In today’s society, we are often driven by benchmarks or goals in our places of work: visible signals of success such as raises, promotions and title changes ...

Meeting Neighbors Where They Are

Anita Green refers to them as “neighbors.” It’s a term she uses to let those experiencing homelessness know that they’re still part of the community. “It takes a lot of the stigma away,” she explains. ...

A Well World: Reaching out

It’s a bit shocking when you think about it. In a 2021 research project* about individuals living in homelessness, 33 percent of all respondents self-identified as having mental health issues. That means about one out ...

Seven Myths About Mental Illness and Homelessness

Living with a mental illness presents serious challenges when a person has stable housing. But, when an individual living with a mental health condition is without a safe, stable place to live, their struggles are ...