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42 Motivational Quotes About Happiness That Will Change Your Perspective About Life

<b>1. “Happiness is where we find it, but very rarely where we seek it.”</b><p><b>– J. Petit Senn</b><p><b>2. “The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do,</b> …

City Rallies Around Homeless Man Who Lost His Christmas Tree

A homeless man in New Orleans is living the true meaning of Christmas after he had his tree stolen.<p>WGNO reports that Philly, a homeless man who lives …

Where U.S. Homelessness Is Falling and Rising

Regional progress has been uneven across the country.<p>The U.S. homeless population has been declining over the last decade despite the recession and the slow recovery, but this drop hasn’t been uniform across the country.<p>A new 3D map created by the Metric Maps blog helps visualize how homelessness …

Homelessness During the Christmas Season

You're fast asleep in your warm bed when you hear a noise. Your children burst into the room and try to convince you--successfully--to start the day. They drag you out of bed and down the stairs before you can even wipe the sleep from your eyes. The lights on the tree are blinking in syncopation …

Homelessness

Pope opens Holy Door at homeless shelter

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Friday visited a new homeless shelter in Rome’s Termini – John Paul II train station, where he opened a Holy Door for …

Good News | HuffPost

After City Threw Away Homeless Man's Christmas Tree, Community Had Best Response

When this homeless man got scrooged, the community stepped right in to help.<p>John, also known as "Philly," lives in a tent underneath the Pontchartrain Expressway in New Orleans. He is determined, however, to have himself a merry little Christmas.<p>Philly recently set up a Christmas tree next to his …

Christmas Trees

This Costa Coffee is opening on Xmas Day to give food and drinks to the homeless

This branch of Costa Coffee is opening on Christmas Day – but it’s not because the owners want to make more money.<p>Instead the shop in Oxford Street, …

There were 1,000 more children without a permanent home in Scotland last Christmas compared to the previous year, the latest figures show.In total, 10,695 people under 18 presented as homeless on Christmas Day across the country - up on 9,665 in

There were 1,000 more children without a permanent home in Scotland last Christmas compared to the previous year, the latest figures show.<p>In total, …

Housing

Lamp pole coat project brings holiday cheer to the homeless

From a distance, the winter coat clinging to a lamp pole in my neighborhood vaguely resembled the hapless youngster with the frozen tongue in the holiday film "A Christmas Story."<p>Upon closer inspection this week, I realized the specter was actually a cozy, navy blue woman's jacket wrapped snugly …

Nova Scotia

Glass figure on streets captures the invisibility of homeless people

BRISTOL, England — A ghostly glass figure has been seen on the streets of Bristol this week, taking up residence on pavements across the city in an …

Housing

Pizza delivery driver delivers new home to homeless man

HAM LAKE, Minn. - A 76-year-old man living in extreme poverty received a new home for the holidays, thanks to a compassionate pizza delivery driver who inspired a community to help.<p>Domino's driver Angela Nguyen delivered pizzas to Lee Haase in the outskirts of Anoka County for years.<p>"He likes to …

Homelessness

Christmas in the City, granting children’s wishes

With workers dressed like elves and a high-paced toy room that granted children’s wishes, Boston’s annual Christmas in the City extravaganza could …

Fire leaves 10 homeless as Alabama community rallies for Christmas miracle: How you can help

A family of 10 people, including six children, is without a home after a Saturday afternoon blaze.<p>But now, even amid the tragedy, the Harvest …

6-Year-Old California Boy Decides to Give up His Christmas Presents to Help the Homeless

When a 6-year-old California boy was given the choice between receiving Christmas presents and providing food and jackets to the homeless, he chose …

Minneapolis's innovative attempt to help homeless kids

As part of a broader effort to stamp out homelessness, the city focuses on aiding young children and families to break the cycle of destitution. …

New York City Mayor Says Billions Spent on Homeless Will Pay Off Over Time

New York City’s billion-dollar spending increase on programs attacking homelessness will reduce the number of street people and families in shelters, …

Housing

Atlanta homeless men's choir to perform at White House

<b>Atlanta (CNN) —</b> The Homeward Choir, a group of homeless men from Atlanta, will perform at the White House on Monday.<p>"I was faced every day on my commute to work with seeing guys on the street and their faces became familiar to me and I became friends with them, and I said I need to do something to …

U.S. Army

'I'm Still Dreaming': Homeless Men Share Their Hopes For The Future

You don't need all the riches in the world to dare to dream.<p>A video from A Plus features homeless men from the Bowery Mission, a rescue mission and shelter in New York City, sharing their dreams. Though the responses are all different, the men have one thing in common -- hope.<p>"Being changed before …

Homelessness

Michael Sheen petitions to help homeless teenagers

<b>Michael Sheen has launched a petition calling on the Welsh government to help homeless teenagers in Wales.</b><p>The actor, from Port Talbot, wants to put an end to placing homeless teenagers into "unsuitable" bed and breakfast accommodation.<p>Instead, they should be supported by the "fantastic network of …

United Kingdom

Homeless Keno winner Steve Borik refuses offers of charity

Borik says he doesn't need charity, he just wants to claim his prize and get on with his life<p>A homeless man in Vancouver who can't claim his $25,000 …

This 9-Year-Old Builds Tiny Houses For The Homeless

Hailey Fort is a pint-size philanthropist<p>When Hailey Fort decided she wanted to build a shelter for a local homeless man named Edward, her parents said she had to draw a blueprint first. So the 9-year-old native of Bremerton, Washington, started by planning the 32-square-foot footprint—and then …

Homelessness

Meet Los Angeles’ Homeless People

“I kind of get support from my family sometimes but I’m homeless until I get my own place. I just found out too that...<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Martin Schoeller<p>1 …

New York City

The Simple Solution That's Helping Homeless Kids Graduate High School

Presten Pinnell could have been another kid who didn't graduate high school or go to college. During his teen years, he often had to fend for himself when it came to dinner. He spent long nights alone and without adult supervision. Finances were always a problem. Pinnell lived with his dad, who was …

High School

El Niño is going to wreak havoc on LA's homeless population

"It is a crisis in LA, and I don't think people realize the magnitude of it," said John Kump, an outreach program manager at the charity People Assisting the Homeless (PATH).<p>Los Angeles' homeless population is estimated at about 44,000, with many of them concentrated in a bleak and chaotic …

Homelessness

More than 50 child soldiers die fighting for IS this year

More than 50 child soldiers recruited by the Islamic State (IS) in Syria have been killed since the beginning of this year, a monitoring group has …

Soldier Child