How Bakersfield, California Ended Chronic Homelessness

Sometimes all it takes is a microwave. When homeless service providers in Bakersfield, California, were working their way down the list of people experiencing chronic homelessness in the area, trying to find housing units for each one, the groups had to solve for a variety of challenges, says Anna Laven, executive director of the Bakersfield […]

Women and homelessness, it’s a hellish cycle

In 1968, Coretta Scott King organized a Mother’s Day March to raise awareness for the plight of underprivileged women and children. This holiday in honour of mothers having just passed, it’s unfortunate that low-income women, and especially single mothers, still face overwhelming obstacles when it comes to finding safe and affordable housing. Women are bearing […]