Megan Braa

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Young, Homeless—and Invisible

An upcoming documentary reveals the important role schools and teachers play in keeping some teens off the streets.<p>Caught between two equally undesirable alternatives—remaining in a difficult situation at home or going out into the city on her own—Kasey was forced into a decision no teen should …

Homelessness

A High School for the Homeless

For seniors at San Diego’s Monarch School—where 93 percent of students have no form of permanent housing—earning a diploma means leaving behind their only reliable source of food, clothing, healthcare, and more.<p>Andrea and I sat cramped around a little two-top table at a Starbucks near her …

High School
Homelessness

Dispossessed in the Land of Dreams

Sometime in July 2012, Suzan Russaw and her husband, James, received a letter from their landlord asking them to vacate their $800-a-month …

What It's Really Like to Be Homeless During the Holidays

"All I could think was, 'I can't believe this is my life. I'm in this shelter. I'm far away from my family. What am I going to do?'"<p><i>People become homeless in myriad ways and have vastly different experiences with homelessness depending on their location, health, and connections. This is one in a</i> …

Laws that target the homeless on the rise

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City, Homeless Brace For El Niño's Arrival

Del Seymour spent more than 18 years living on the streets. He distinctly remembers the El Niño event of 1997-1998, when it rained every day in …

Utah Reduced Chronic Homelessness By 91 Percent; Here's How

A decade ago, Utah set itself an ambitious goal: end chronic homelessness.<p>As of 2015, the state can just about declare victory: The population of chronically homeless people has dropped by 91 percent.<p>The state's success story has generated headlines around the country, and even The Daily Show With …

Housing

First Grader Trades His Christmas Presents for Gifts to the Homeless

All six-year-old Alex Hovater wants for Christmas is a happy holiday for the homeless in his town.<p>Since making that wish, he’s been handing out care …

This is a novel approach to helping the homeless

It’s known as one of America’s most dangerous areas, despite being just a stone’s throw away from the glitz and glamour of Hollywood Boulevard and …

Homelessness

A hospice for homeless to open in SLC

SALT LAKE CITY -- An average of 50 homeless people die on the streets of Salt Lake City every year. The cause of death for many is a terminal …

Salt Lake City

Meet the campaign helping homeless women get tampons

Between Instagram's apology for deleting Toronto artist Rupi Kaur's intimate menstrual images and women marching on Downing Street to protest tampon tax, it's been quite the month for periods. The latest to shine a light on the issues women face around menstruation is #TheHomelessPeriod, a feminist …

Lights are switched off in cities across Germany in protest against anti-Islam PEGIDA group

Cologne Cathedral was plunged into darkness in a protest against extremism on Monday evening ( Jan 5)<p>It was one of several such events orchestrated by opponents of a group campaigning against what it sees as the “Islamisation “ of Europe called PEGIDA<p>In Berlin the Brandenburg Gate was likewise …

Muslim man dies after protecting Christian bus passengers from al-Shabaab terror attack in Kenya

A Kenyan man who was shot while shielding Christians from an attack by al-Shabaab militants has died of his injuries in hospital.<p>Salah Farah was …

Extremism

Three Hijabis: The Three Muslim Women, Who Received Nobel Prize

Shirin Ebadi<p>Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times<p>Shirin Ebadi was the first and only Iranian to receive a Nobel …