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Higher Learning while Homeless

Posted on12. May, 2010 by .


After getting released from prison, Kwame Carr got a phone call saying there were two beds left at Covenant House – a youth homeless shelter. Carr, 20, was staying at Bellevue overnight and ran over to the shelter to get his spot. He made it. Luckily.

Carr became friends with another homeless youth, Michael Lorenzana, who arrived at the crisis shelter 3 days earlier. They were roommates. Since Carr had no clothes besides the ones he was wearing, Lorenzana gave Carr some t-shirts and 2 pairs of jeans.

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A Chaotic First Stop for Homeless Families

Posted on06. May, 2010 by .


By Dan Chung, Eleanor Miller, Hannah Rappleye, Alana Casanova-Burgess and Matt Robinson The Prevention Assistance and Temporary Housing Office (PATH) in the Bronx is on a quiet block in the South Bronx, across the street from an elementary school and surrounded by apartment buildings and small homes. The PATH center is the first stop for […]

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From Addiction to College: One Student's Path

Posted on05. May, 2010 by .


by Dan Chung “Phillip,” a 23-year-old student at Borough of Manhattan Community College, has been living at the New York City Rescue Mission in Chinatown for about nine months. He checked himself in to recover from his addiction to heroin. He declined to be photographed or taped for this interview, but in talking to him, […]

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