“I Never Felt Settled”

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. It's befitting to use this space to share what I have witnessed in my work with chronically homeless individuals who also experience issues with mental health. I vividly recollect a conversation with a partici...

Harm Reduction = Any Positive Change

Harm Reduction is a set of practical strategies that reduce negative consequences of drug use and other high-risk behaviors.  It incorporates strategies that range from safer use, to managed use, to abstinence.  It meets and accepts...

When the polar vortex hit Chicago, it was the homeless who were hit the worst. While most of us stayed in the warmth of our homes, cars, or offices on those days, thousands of homeless, unable to find space in emergency shelters or warming centers, were left on their o...

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