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‘Lil Peach’ Prototype

It took 12 days, 4 volunteers, $20k, and hundreds of listening sessions with people living on the streets to design and build our first Tiny Home. The 100 s.f. dwelling is made for one person to live and sleep and accomplish basic daily tasks. A gravity-fed water tank empties into a catch basin that can…

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Outside in America

A collective of new articles following the growing epidemic of homelessness in America with information about the people and places grappling with the crisis – what can we learn from their stories?

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Housing the Homeless as a Sacred Duty

Tom Fisher, a professor in the School of Architecture and Director of the Minnesota Design Center at the University of Minnesota discusses the role of faith communities in creating safe places for the homeless where they can find a productive way of life.

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L’Arche Communities

“I am struck by how sharing our weakness and difficulties is more nourishing to others than sharing our qualities and successes,” says Jean Vanier founder of the L’Arche Communities, of which there are now over 150 around the world. At L’Arche, adults with and without intellectual disabilities share life and friendships in community.

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Homeboy Industries

Father Greg, director and founder of Homeboy Industries, speaks to his decades of experience as a priest working in Boyle Heights, one of the poorest communities in Los Angeles, with the largest concentration of gangs in the city. He shares stories of many of the young people he’s worked with over the years, who in…

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The Language of Poverty

Poverty expert Dr. Donna Beegle visits one-on-one with Ellen Robertson Green about poverty, its effect on education and her thoughts on breaking the cycle of poverty to lead productive lives in our communities.

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Adverse Childhood Experiences

A short video that explains the CDC-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, the groundbreaking epidemiological research that revealed the link between childhood trauma and the adult onset of chronic disease, mental illness, violence and being a victim of violence.

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Welcome Homeless

In Welcome Homeless, Graham shares the stories of the homeless, and the stories of those whose worldviews have been shifted by the homeless in a raw, humorous, and honest voice. Home is fundamentally a place of connection and of relationships that are life-giving and foundational, and Graham invites you to make everyone feel truly at…

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Everything You Think You Know About Addiction is Wrong

What really causes addiction — to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watched loved ones struggle to manage their addictions. He started to wonder why we treat addicts the way we do — and if there might be…

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Community First! Village

Learn more about the vision behind Mobile Loaves & Fishes and the organization’s Community First! Village — a 51-acre master-planned community that provides affordable, permanent housing and a supportive community for the chronically homeless in Central Texas.

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