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Looking Into the Eyes of Homeless

Looking Into the Eyes of Homeless

by Suzanne JarvisIt’s Thursday morning and time for street outreach**. We’re designing a program that creates focused pathways off the street for the homeless based on what matters most to them.  It’s just the beginning.We meet Martha. Emaciated, she's sitting...

Do You Look the Homeless in the Eyes?

Do You Look the Homeless in the Eyes?

by Vicki PowersDo you make eye contact with the homeless who stand near your car window? It might make you feel uncomfortable if you’re not offering assistance, but Rev. Michael Gott, Unity Church of Houston, suggests it as a better option to donating...

Making Rock Bottom Less Rocky

“Houston is ground zero for DWI fatalities.” That’s the conclusion of Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg in a recent Houston Chronicle article. Drunk and drugged driving has caused more than 3,000 fatal traffic wrecks in the Houston area over the past 16 years, far more than any other major metropolitan area in the country. This tops all major metropolitan areas by 1,100 deaths.

Compassion and Recovery

We’ve all seen others struggle. Sometimes we ignore it. Sometimes we feel sympathetic. And sometimes, our sympathy drives us to action. Compassion has the power to open the door that leads to personal change. In the case of our clients, that means supporting them as they face the consequences of their actions while using alcohol and other drugs, even when doing so can be personally horrifying.

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