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A Home for Everyone

Ashley, 23, slept on the COSAC Homeless Shelter floor with her two daughters, one 3 and one 4-years-old, and they were grateful. After being turned away by another shelter which said it had no room for her family, Ashley was surprised that she and her daughters were welcomed into COSAC. Instead of spending the night on the street, Ashley and her children got a
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Dear Miami Readers

Dear Editor, The National Coalition for the Homeless is very concerned that the City of Miami is working to cancel its agreement with those experiencing homelessness in the Pottinger settlement of 1998. This settlement came about because of the excessive use of police authority to move homeless people out of the public eye. This was callous example of using law enforcement as a substitute
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To be a fast runner, you must run faster

If you want to be a faster runner, you have to start doing faster runs. As circular and obvious as that sounds, most runners neglect a necessary component in any training program: speed work. It doesn’t matter if you’re training for a 5K or an ultra-marathon, or if you’re goal is to simply cross the finish line, or to set a new personal record.
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On Spirituality… Trust (part 2)

In the last edition I wrote about the spirituality of trust. That it was easier to trust in God than in each other, but that both were necessary to achieve true joy. I said that there were times in almost all of our lives where we had trusted another and been let down or betrayed, and that it was extremely difficult to get over
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Donating Time Vs. Donating Money

In terms of how to help the homeless, there is really no wrong way to help and assist. Any help is beneficial for the community in general. If you are wondering on whether your money or your time would be a better donation; either contribution is helpful as both are important in their own way. Here are ideas of what to donate Giving money
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“Hey Jack”

The past two days here at the shelter have been over ridden with sorrow. Three people we know have passed on and writing these stories never gets easier. I really wish I could write a story with some humor for a change, but it never seems to be possible. After 12 years of being one of the favorite Cosac characters Jack Moman peacefully died
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Going Pink

For years we have used bright yellow shirts and vests for safety, however things need to change. It seems that there are individuals out there that are not homeless but are scammers who went to the store and bought the same color vests and shirts and are at the corners collecting donations that have nothing to do with us. Some of them even got
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End Homelessness, With Your Garbage!

Help end homelessness, by supporting Scrap4Homes, a unique recycling program that refurbishes donated appliances, and provides free recycle pick up, and scrap metal removal services. Scrap4Homes then resales donated appliances, and recycles the scrap metal, and uses the money to provides financial support to(under funded) homeless shelters, outreach programs, and homeless prevention programs. There is an endless flow of scrap metal being given away,
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Dear Georgia Mae,

I am sorry that the system killed you and allowed you to die the way you did. There was no excuse for the system to do what they did to you. I am sorry that Memorial Hospital wanted you to be prosecuted when your sugar was so high that even a saint would have went crazy and hit anyone that tried to restrain you
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