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Fashion Show gives Faces to the Homeless
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Fashion Show gives Faces to the Homeless

“I was wrong,” she said. “It’s not that easy to judge who they are.”

Counting the homeless
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Counting the homeless

In groups of three to five people, HOPE volunteers are assigned a certain amount of blocks to canvass in one of the city’s five boroughs. They spend roughly four hours — from midnight to 4 a.m. — asking everyone they encounter if they have a place to sleep that night.

Homeless and drug addicted
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Homeless and drug addicted

Jose Ramirez, 36, stands alongside the Trans-Manhattan Expressway in Washington Heights. Ramirez, a heroin addict, is among several thousand of New York’s homeless population that choose to live on the streets instead of entering the shelter system. Photo by Razi Syed.   Around 6 p.m. on a breezy overcast Saturday evening, Jose Ramirez was getting ready to pick up the […]

Homeless Holidays
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Homeless Holidays

For those who call the streets their home, the holidays may be a reminder of the things they don’t have like a Christmas tree, someone to celebrate with or even being able to be inside for a week.

A second chance for formerly incarcerated women
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A second chance for formerly incarcerated women

The WPA helps women reunite with their children, find employment, and reestablish themselves after leaving the criminal justice system.

State of Baltimore
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State of Baltimore

The staff of Pavement Pieces, traveled to Baltimore for a 3-day multimedia project.

Food For The Homeless feeds hungry New Yorkers
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Food For The Homeless feeds hungry New Yorkers

“You don’t have to be homeless to be hungry,” said Rolando “Divine” Farrow, the founder of Food For The Homeless.

Skid Row: Sidewalk City
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Skid Row: Sidewalk City

Skid Row is a 54 block area in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles where the city’s homeless live on the sidewalks in tents, cardboard boxes or in local shelters.

Philadelphia pizza shop lets you “pay it forward” to help feed homeless
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Philadelphia pizza shop lets you “pay it forward” to help feed homeless

At Rosa’s Fresh Pizza, customers can buy slices in advances for the homeless.

Frigid temperatures, but some homeless prefer the streets to shelter
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Frigid temperatures, but some homeless prefer the streets to shelter

Many of the city’s street homeless choose to tough it out under sleeping bags, blankets and scaffoldings.