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TOO RICH TO BE POOR, TOO POOR TO GET BY

A line of wilting people snakes across the busy Brooklyn sidewalk. Families cluster beneath a few sparse trees and flatten themselves under narrow awnings, some sinking to the ground, seeking a sliver of shade. Most people have been waiting two to three hours to pick up a small bag of groceries at the Brooklyn Faith SDA Church food pantry in the East Flatbush neighborhood.
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Life on Skid Row

1890 was a good year for California oil baron Lyman Stewart. His company had merged with Sespe Oil and the Mission Transfer Company to form Union Oil, Paul Rood, adjunct professor of political science and history at Biola University, said. At the time it was the largest oil company in California, responsible for one third of the state’s oil production. As co-founder, and later
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Dear Mr. President Elect Trump:

I am a democrat- one that has financially supported Mrs. Clinton in the past. You are now our President and I like many will support you. Everyone must admit you ran a very intelligent campaign and you will go down as being one of the smartest political campaigners in modern history. You ran your campaign as any good CEO would, it was cost effective
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Mother Teresa declared a saint by Pope Francis

Pope Francis has declared Mother Teresa a saint, honoring the nun who cared for the world’s most destitute as an icon for a Catholic Church that goes to the peripheries to find poor and wounded souls. Applause erupted in St Peter’s Square even before Francis finished pronouncing the rite of canonization at the start of the Mass in St Peter’s Square. In his homily,
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More People Fighting Mental Health Stigma

Jennifer Marshall, who suffers from type 1 bipolar disorder, is the co-founder and executive director of This is My Brave, an organization which seeks to end the stigma surrounding mental illness through various types of live performances. For several years, she wrote about her bipolar disorder under a pseudonym. She described how she’d been hospitalized four times, twice since her first child was born.
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6 Scary Ways you or Your Children Can Become Homeless

Why should we have homeless services? Because you or your children could very well become homeless. Here’s 6 ways normal, hardworking folks and their children can and do become homeless in America. Along with each one comes one or more solutions. Cause #1- A Physical Illness: Serious physical illness and accidents strikes at random like lightening, and when they do they can destroy finances,
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Old and On the Street: The Graying of America’s Homeless

They lean unsteadily on canes and walkers, or roll along the sidewalks of Skid Row here in beat-up wheelchairs, past soiled sleeping bags, swaying tents and piles of garbage. They wander the streets in tattered winter coats, even in the warmth of spring. They worry about the illnesses of age and how they will approach death without the help of children who long ago
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