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Hiding the the truth

March 28th, 2011 | Posted by Carey Fuller in Homelessness - (9 Comments)

I asked a question on We Are Visible about whether or not folks hide the fact that they are homeless or have ever been homeless. As expected, everyone’s answer varied according to their situation but I have to ask, why? Why hide something that is becoming a growing epidemic? Why hide the fact that there …
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I tried not to look

March 27th, 2011 | Posted by Carey Fuller in Homelessness - (3 Comments)

Today is one of those days my mind wanders back to when I had more than I have now. But then I wonder if that was ever really true. Yes, there were times I wanted to give up when everything seemed to be insurmountable. Funny how that molehill in front of you becomes a mountain …
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In case you didn’t see it, John Stossel appeared on Bill O’Reilly’s show, the O’Reilly Factor stating that he “pretended” to be a homeless person and claims he would’ve made $23,000.00 a year at the rate he was “making it”. Since I am in the habit of not watching trash tv, I read an article on Mr. …
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15,000 and counting…..

March 25th, 2011 | Posted by Carey Fuller in Homelessness - (2 Comments)

So, according to an article posted in The Wall Street Journal, New York’s Disadvantage Program that helped homeless folks find homes sent letters to 15,000 people telling them that they couldn’t count on a subsidy that would move them out of shelters and into stable housing. This comes not long after the city played a …
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You know it’s funny….

March 24th, 2011 | Posted by Carey Fuller in Homelessness - (2 Comments)

You know it’s funny to see the expressions on other people’s faces when you tell them you’re homeless, especially when you run across old classmates or friends of family that didn’t know as much as they thought they did. Relax, I tell them. You were expecting to see someone who didn’t look like I do …
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Mini van update

March 21st, 2011 | Posted by Carey Fuller in Homelessness - (4 Comments)

So far $690.00 has been donated to help get my transmission fixed. A big thanks to everyone who gave! To be honest, I just wasn’t sure anyone would; guess you all showed me! Right now the van is just sitting in a gravel parking lot where it won’t be bothered by anybody. The deadline I have …
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New Descendant

March 20th, 2011 | Posted by Carey Fuller in Homelessness | Uncategorized - (1 Comments)

A while back I mentioned that while living out of the Minnie Winnebago, I wrote a story for my oldest daughter to keep her mind occupied. New Descendant came about because she was angry and depressed most of the time and writing about a young girl close to her age was the only way I …
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Although homelessness isn’t a glamorous place to be, sometimes things happen that are downright funny, like the time this couple living out of their conversion van left a Wal-Mart parking lot in a hurry and forgot that the clothes line on the roof of their van still had all their laundry on it and as …
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An understanding educator

March 18th, 2011 | Posted by Carey Fuller in Homelessness - (4 Comments)

After an interesting conversation with my youngest’s teacher, I have discovered that my daughter actually told her class that she was homeless. This is the email the teacher sent to me after I sent her a message saying “She did?”: “She did and it was very matter of fact.   I can’t even remember what led …
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Teachers without a clue

March 17th, 2011 | Posted by Carey Fuller in Homelessness - (10 Comments)

I got an email the other day from my youngest daughter’s teacher about a “Cool U” interview with each student in class. Typical of my daughter not to say anything about this project until the last-minute! I didn’t see the blue sheet with details on it that the teacher sent home with all the students …
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