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Homelessness in Hiding

Restoration & Empowerment for Social Transition Centre

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Homelessness in Canada is a major issue that consistently goes overlooked. Homelessness in Hiding: Our Youth Between the Cracks discusses homelessness in our communities, how homelessness and connected issues impact all of us, and the stories of people with lived experience and those fighting on the frontlines. New episodes bi-weekly.
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Changing the Narrative About Homelessness

Union Station Homeless Services

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Hosted Anne Miskey, President and CEO of Union Station Homeless Services, the Changing the Narrative about Homelessness Podcast features insightful discussions with local and national experts on topics such as housing, homelessness, and community issues. This informative and engaging podcast builds upon the success of the Changing the Narrative Webinar Series, recognized as one of the top 5 "Most Innovative Awareness Campaigns in 2021" by the Los Angeles Business Journal. The podcast continu ...
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Welcome to the Complex Problems, Simple Solutions: Discussions on Homelessness podcast. We explore resources, experiences, and the goals of advocates and outreach volunteers who offer services and support to our unhoused neighbors throughout Washington State. Our hope is to provide a more compassionate understanding of their experiences, and the obstacles they face as they pursue their goals. Your host of Complex Problems, Simple Solutions, Anton Preisinger, formed the nonprofit organization ...
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Mental Health Association Oklahoma created The Mental Health Download podcast to share stories each week about mental illness, homelessness, incarceration and suicide, and how each can impact our lives in a profound way. Mental health affects everyone, yet the social stigma attached to mental health issues keeps so many of our family members, friends, colleagues and neighbors silent. Why are we so afraid to talk about these issues? Each week, our host Adi McCasland invites guests to share ho ...
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The Face of Homelessness

Face of Homelessness

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Welcome to The Face of Homelessness, where our hosts Brandan and Nichole explore the many facets of homelessness. Episodes feature commentary about and by those actual individuals experiencing homelessness, as well as those seeking to provide help for those experiencing homelessness.
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Welcome to Homelessness Matters, a podcast by Emmaus. We take a fresh approach to understanding homelessness. In every episode, you’ll listen to someone who has actually experienced homelessness, sharing their real stories. In Season Two, we go beyond individual experiences and also ask important questions. Is homelessness just about a few people’s own situations? We think there’s more to it. By talking to experts, we explore how larger factors in our society can lead to homelessness. Each e ...
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Homelessness LA: The Human Experience

Shauna Makabeh & Tiffany Larian

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Homelessness LA: The Human Experience serves as a platform where we bring personal, real life stories to the forefront of our community. Join us as we explore the multifaceted world of homelessness, from those experiencing it to those who overcame it. We aim to : listen, understand, and find solutions to this ongoing issue. Find us on Instagram: homelesstoriesof_LA Donate at: https://gf.me/u/y96idr
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Hospitality Against Homelessness

Only A Pavement Away

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Brands and companies' approach to purpose is increasingly important to consumers, and the long-term success of the business. This Podcast, from industry charity Only A Pavement Away, that supports people facing homelessness into meaningful employment, aims to inspire hospitality professionals to make a positive change in their businesses by shining a light on the stories of some truly remarkable people, innovating across their businesses. With a focus on positive change, podcast host Mark St ...
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February 19, 2024 Complex Problems, Simple Solutions: Discussions on Homelessness Episode 14: Let's Do Something Together - Get to Know Someone Let's Do something together this week. Grab a friend and reach out to someone in your community to get to know them. What do they think it will take for them to get housed? What are some immediate needs tha…
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Youth shelters are an invaluable resource in the fight against youth homelessness. The shelter system is integral for immediate intervention in times of crisis and long-term support of youth without support elsewhere. Without youth shelters to take on the brunt of emergency response, we wouldn’t get anywhere. Too many youths would be outright lost …
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We spoke with Carolyn Burns, an instructor and field faculty liaison for the School of Social Work at the University of Oklahoma Online Campus. Carolyn is licensed clinical social worker who has practiced therapy for more than eighteen years. Additionally, with more than twenty-three years of social work experience, her career has spanned from publ…
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Domestic violence is one of the main drivers into homelessness for 60,000 unhoused women in the state and 18,000 homeless women in Los Angeles County. Survivors can experience obstacles both in looking for housing and maintaining safe housing. Elizabeth Eastlund, a fierce advocate for persons with lived experience and advisor of Enfuse Action Colle…
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Youth shelters are an invaluable resource in the fight against youth homelessness. The shelter system is integral for immediate intervention in times of crisis and long-term support of youth without support elsewhere. Without youth shelters to take on the brunt of emergency response, we wouldn’t get anywhere. Too many youths would be outright lost …
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February 12, 2024 Complex Problems, Simple Solutions: Discussions on Homelessness Episode 13: A Few Reasons Why People Refuse Resources Have you ever wondered why your unhoused neighbors may refuse resources when offered? There are many reasons. In this episode, Anton discusses a few responses that he has personally heard people that he has worked …
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February 4, 2024 Complex Problems, Simple Solutions: Discussions on Homelessness Episode 12: Let's Do Something Together - Trash Pickup In this episode, Anton discusses the opportunity to get out into your neighborhood and community to do a little beautification. Find a safe location to pick up some litter, either enough to fit into your own trash …
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January 29, 2024 Complex Problems, Simple Solutions: Discussions on Homelessness Episode 11 - Point in Time Count What is a Point in Time Count and why is it done? Anton discusses this annual survey and how it works in Kitsap County of Washington State. You will hear about some of the draw backs of the survey, but also why it is a necessary step to…
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January 22, 2024 Complex Problems, Simple Solutions: Discussions on Homelessness Episode 10 - Discussion Prompt: What Would it Take for You to Become Homeless? Join the conversation as we discuss what it would take for you to become homeless. Do you have the financial support of family as a back-up? What steps would you take if you lost your abilit…
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January 15, 2024 Complex Problems, Simple Solutions: Discussions on Homelessness Episode 9 - The Magnet Theory Debunked A discussion on the Magnet Theory. What is it and why is it a myth? The main goal of Northwest Hospitality is to alleviate suffering and show compassion to all our homeless neighbors through simple, effective programs. We aim to e…
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In this episode, host Anne Miskey delves into the causes of the rise in homelessness among the Latino community. Joined by Dr. Melissa Chinchilla, Health Services Researcher with the Department of Veterans Affairs, and Adrian De Leon, Associate Director, Recovery Housing with Union Station Homeless Services, the discussion revolves around the quest…
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January 8, 2024 Complex Problems, Simple Solutions: Discussions on Homelessness Episode 8 - Let's Do Something Together: Discussion Prompt In this episode we hope to inspire conversation and participation. Spark up a conversation with a friend or family member about homelessness in the area around where you live. Talk about anything: what's being d…
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Today, I am talking with Julie Leiber and Emily McPherson, Mental Health Policy Fellows at Healthy Minds Policy Initiative. Emily is researching methamphetamine overdose and harm reduction, and Julie has been focusing on programs of assertive community treatment. Together, they were also Zarrow Mental Health Symposium presenters at last year’s even…
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December 18, 2023 Complex Problems, Simple Solutions: Discussions on Homelessness Episode 7 - Why All the Trash and Why Do We Pick it Up? Environmental Hospitality is one of Northwest Hospitality’s most successful and appreciated programs. WHY IS THERE SO MUCH TRASH? It makes sense to be frustrated, angry, and confused about the litter generated by…
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In this special episode, Anne gives a behind the scenes look at how Union Station Homeless Services was able to culminate its 50th year anniversary with its first ever float in the 2024 Rose Parade! The "Bee the Solution" to ending homelessness float uses a lighthearted and playful approach to raise awareness about the most pressing crisis of our t…
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December 11, 2023 Complex Problems, Simple Solutions: Discussions on Homelessness Episode 6 - Northwest Hospitality's Vehicle Repair Program Learn about one of our most impactful programs. Our vehicle repair program is focused on keeping everyone safe on the roads and our unhoused neighbors connected to comfort, safety, and reliability in their veh…
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December 4, 2023 Complex Problems, Simple Solutions: Discussions on Homelessness Episode 5 - Northwest Hospitality's Hospitality Kits Learn about how our longest running program, Hospitality (or Hygiene) Kits works. Anton explains who we have collaborated with the past, how your community group can get involved, and the impact this program has had …
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Welcome to Homelessness Matters, a podcast by Emmaus. In our final episode of season two, we'll be discussing positive approaches and talking about how by focusing on assets, strengths, goals and achievements, we support companions to turn their lives around. Listen to Carlton, a companion at Emmaus Norfolk & Waveney who talks candidly about his st…
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The number one reason for the increase in people experiencing homelessness is the shortage of affordable housing. It is estimated that over half a million low-income renter households in LA County do not have access to an affordable home. Sarah Saadian, SVP of Public Policy and Field, National Low Income Housing Coalition and Sarah Hunter, Director…
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Welcome to Homelessness Matters, a podcast by Emmaus. In our penultimate episode of season two, we'll be discussing mental health and homelessness, exploring the connections between a stable place to live and the impact on people’s mental health. Listen to Lawrence, a companion at Emmaus Dover who talks candidly about his struggles with homelessnes…
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November 20, 2023 Complex Problems, Simple Solutions: Discussions on Homelessness Episode 4 - How Does the Northwest Hospitality Environmental Hospitality Program Work? Volunteers for Northwest Hospitality are committed to taking care of our environment and showing our neighbors that we care about them and want them to be safe and healthy. Environm…
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ICYMI in this bonus episode, Anne highlights some of the greatest moments from our First Season. From debunking myths and gaining community support to explaining street medicine and the Housing First philosophy, there have been many informative conversations and stories shared by our guests throughout the seven episodes. One episode at a time, we a…
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November 13, 2023 Complex Problems, Simple Solutions: Discussions on Homelessness Episode 3 - Intro to Mobile Closet Program What is a mobile closet? How does it help and where does it go? Answers to these questions about Northwest Hospitality's Mobile Closet program are answered in this brief episode hosted by Founding Director, Anton Preisinger. …
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Welcome to Homelessness Matters, a podcast by Emmaus. In our fourth episode of season two, we'll be discussing how a home should be a basic human right. The UN states that “housing as a human right, not a commodity. Under international law, to be adequately housed means having secure tenure - not having to worry about being evicted or having your h…
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November 6, 2023 Complex Problems, Simple Solutions: Discussions on Homelessness Episode 2 - Northwest Hospitality First Program (Producers of this Podcast) In this episode, hear details on Northwest Hospitality's first program to serve the unhoused in Western Washington State. Hospitality Cards from Subway wonderful start to what is now our Hospit…
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Our host Mark Stretton speaks to Kate Nicholls OBE the CEO of UKHospitality. Kate is the voice of the hospitality industry, advocating, shaping and driving policy for the industry for the last 20 years. They discuss the challenges the industry faces, the impact of Covid and opportunities for the industry as a force for good... Plus, how she saved b…
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October 30, 2023 Complex Problems, Simple Solutions: Discussions on Homelessness Episode 1 - Intro to Northwest Hospitality (Producers of this Podcast) In this episode, hear a brief overview of the what sparked the beginning of the Washington State based nonprofit, Northwest Hospitality, as told by podcast host and Founding Director of the organiza…
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The mission of the Northwest Hospitality podcast is to strengthen communities through exploring simple solutions to complex problems. We discuss resources, experiences, and the goals of advocates and outreach volunteers who offer services and support to our unhoused neighbors throughout Washington State. Our hope is to provide a more compassionate …
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Greene King CEO Nick Mackenzie reveals how he implemented a people first approach at the country's leading pub group, and placed values at the core of the business. With a deep dive into the education, initiatives and policy change Greene King has undergone to progress its position on diversity & inclusion, Mark and Nick discuss how these changes h…
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Welcome to Homelessness Matters, a podcast by Emmaus. In our third episode of season two, we'll be discussing how rough sleeping is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to homelessness. Listen to Erin, a previous Emmaus companion who now works as a trainee support worker at Emmaus North East. Erin talks about her experience sofa surfing and li…
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Mark talks to Greg Mangham, the Founder of Only A Pavement Away about the reason why he left a lucrative consultant role to start a charity and where he sees the charity in 5 years time. After almost 50 years in the hospitality business, in 2018 Greg and his wife Jill founded Only A Pavement Away Charity, hear his story.. Each week the The Hospital…
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Welcome to Homelessness Matters, a podcast by Emmaus. In our second episode of season two, we'll be discussing how life pressures can unwittingly build up without us noticing - until disaster strikes. Listen to Brad, who lives at Emmaus Oxford, about his experience with this and how it led to him losing his home. Also featured in this episode is Ma…
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Welcome to Homelessness Matters, a podcast by Emmaus. In our first episode of season two, we'll be discussing the many reasons as to why homelessness happens. Listen to Radek, who lives at Emmaus Salford, explaining what caused him to lose his home and how the charity has supported him to move on from his past. Also in this episode is Emmaus UK Chi…
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In our first ever episode, Mark is joined by Chef Tom Aikens. Tom opens up about his career to become one of Britain's most coveted chefs, positive changes he’s seen in the industry in the last 35 years and why he chooses to give back. Tom Aikens is one of the UK’s most acclaimed and inspirational British chefs. His remarkable career has taken him …
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Today, I am talking with Cheryl Step, founder and owner of Creating Resilience: a training and consulting company. Cheryl has extensive knowledge on the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences, known as ACEs, as well as experience training and coaching about the impact of trauma. She speaks expertly on the framework of strategies that build a found…
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Youth shelters are an invaluable resource in the fight against youth homelessness. The shelter system is integral for immediate intervention in times of crisis and long-term support of youth without support elsewhere. Without youth shelters to take on the brunt of emergency response, we wouldn’t get anywhere. Too many youths would be outright lost …
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This week’s episode is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma, who invests in and partners with nonprofit organizations that offer sustainable, measurable programs that strive to elevate the health and well-being of all Oklahomans. Today, I am talking with Carly Dunn, a 4th year PhD student in the Human Development and Family Science Depar…
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People experiencing homelessness often face significant obstacles in accessing healthcare. In this episode, Anne engages in a conversation with Brett Feldman from Keck USC and Lori Gravish Hurtack from Penn State, discussing the field of street medicine and the creative approaches healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, and physician a…
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Today, I am speaking with Susan Magsamen, founder and executive director of the International Arts & Mind Lab, Center for Applied Neuroaesthetics - a pioneering initiative from the Pedersen Brain Science Institute at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is also an assistant professor of neurology at Johns Hopkins and serves as the co-di…
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When the world shut down in 2020, international student Sasha had nowhere to go. Racing against the ticking clock of her university residence shutting down, Sasha and her friends rushed to find housing in the GTA. Little did they know the nightmare they were diving into. On this episode of Homelessness in Hiding: Our Youth Between the Cracks, we’ll…
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This week’s episode is sponsored by The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, a philanthropic entity dedicated to lifting Tulsans out of poverty by supporting housing and shelter resources, social services and basic human needs, accessible healthcare, and programs that empower and inspire community members to improve their lives. Today, we have Mental …
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California is the epicenter for homelessness - with the state being home to 50% of the country’s unsheltered people, or those living in places such as streets, cars or parks - but is it really that different from other places in the U.S.? In this episode, Anne Miskey talks with two national experts, Jeff Olivet, Executive Director of the U.S. Inter…
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Far too often we hear people making wild statements about those experiencing homelessness. While many of us are aware that these comments are unfounded, we often lack the knowledge on how to respond effectively. In this episode, we will hear what people are saying, directly address these misperceptions and present the facts to set the record straig…
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Homelessness and poverty are complicated issues that so often feel like they’re being overlooked by the people in charge. With the skyrocketing costs of living and the harder it's become to find deep-cut affordable housing, it's so easy to feel like everyone’s last priority. In this episode of Homelessness in Hiding: Our Youth Between the Cracks, h…
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The housing voucher system suffers from widespread misunderstandings among landlords and the community. In this episode, Anne talks with guests Giulianna LoMaglio, Union Station Homeless Services' Associate Director, Housing Location, and Alicia Huizar, who is a landlord with housing voucher experience. The conversation sheds light on the true natu…
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Housing is the only solution to ending homelessness. Everyone deserves a safe and secure home of their own. Housing Is A Human Right organization is conducting the National Coalition for the Homeless Power Advocacy Tour and have dropped by to help get their message out. Hear from Susie Shannon, Policy Director - Housing Is A Human Right, Mary Ann C…
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In this episode, Anne talks with Ethan Ward, journalist and podcaster and Adam Murray, CEO of Inner City Law Center, about the criminalization of homelessness. Why are we seeing a return to criminalization of the unhoused across the country? Once again, cities are engaging in encampment sweeps, and instituting overnight parking bans and bans on sit…
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In our premiere episode, Anne chats with Shawn Morrissey, Vice President of Advocacy and Community Engagement at Union Station Homeless Services and Teresa Eilers, Vice President at Street Level Strategy. Bringing new housing to a neighborhood requires the support of the entire community. We have seen both successful and unsuccessful attempts. Our …
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Renting life is complicated to navigate, especially for independent youth. Even if a tenant is completely within their rights to stay in the face of a threatened eviction, beyond a certain point, upholding your rights gets complicated when your safety is in danger. In this episode of Homelessness in Hiding: Our Youth Between the Cracks, Host Mya Mo…
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One Youth shares her experience in a psychologically abusive household and her escape in this episode of Homelessness in Hiding: Our Youth Between the Cracks. Host Mya Moniz sits with "Vee," an anonymous youth client of REST Centres who shares her story of homelessness risk, and how she found her way to REST Centres and beyond. Vee's resources: Rea…
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