Tag: homelessness

Life on 135A street, or, The little Pop-up Soup Kitchen that could

“Compassion is not just feeling with someone, but seeking to change the situation. Frequently people think compassion and love are merely sentimental. No! They are very demanding. If you are going to be compassionate, be prepared for action!” Desmond Tutu The story last week… Continue Reading “Life on 135A street, or, The little Pop-up Soup Kitchen that could”

This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Ousting homeless without a plan is unacceptable.

There were no winners in last week’s duel, and as I suspected, Syria has already faded from discussion for many people in favour of whatever outrage has their attention this week. For the people of Syria, there is no win. This week, Brent and… Continue Reading “This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Ousting homeless without a plan is unacceptable.”

NOW the governments worried about homelessness.

Let me tell you a story about a little non-profit agency that had very big goals.It was a very small non- profit agency that specialized in finding low-cost, safe market accomodation for anyone who walked through the door – rich, poor, homeless, addicted,mentally ill or an ex-con,… Continue Reading “NOW the governments worried about homelessness.”