A podcast that dives into the lives of individuals who live on the fringe of society, examining what REALLY happens when someone loses everything. This podcast tells the stories of those who have found themselves down a pathway that they perhaps never thought they would. Interviews with homeless individuals raise awareness for the roots of this problem, and stories are told from the Pacific Northwest... stories that share the truth from the source... from those most affected.
The Roar of Compassion: About Alisa
Everyone has their own story. Everyone has skeletons in their closet. Everyone has potential to break free from chains of oppression with resilience. Sometimes we need to let others help us. Sometimes we need to swallow our pride, accept our place in life, and allow a team or a squad to love us for who we are and for who they know we can be.
Racial, Social, Economic Justice: About Tim
The power of community is a power that will change this world: radical social justice. Homelessness is not about individual failures… it is about a structural abandonment. An unequal and racist society must be confronted head on if we hope to change. Justice is key. Justice is the goal. Justice… is Real Change.
Babies on the Street: About Brittan
Today, you will meet Brittan. She is the Executive Director of Babies of Homelessness based in Seattle. She has sobering facts, statistics that will make your skill crawl, and yet, she has a positive outlook into what can be done for these families. Brittan faced homelessness herself at a young age. She is a veteran and an uplifting spirit. She is determined to make sure babies, infants and toddlers do not go without.
Affirming Compassion: About Rob & Our Youth
40% of homeless youth are LGBTQ. These young adults that are highly rejected by their families are three times more likely to use illegal drugs and to be at high-risk for HIV, and 8 times more likely to attempt suicide. Five of the top six barriers to improving services targeting LGBTQ homelessness relate to a lack of funding from all forms of government, foundations, and the public. There are up to 2.8 million youth at any given time who are homeless in the United States alone. 62% of LGBT youth experience some form of discrimination from their families, which is double the amount of other youth demographics. Only 1% of the federal budget that is given out to families for public housing, affordable housing programs, or rental assistance is allocated toward helping homeless youth.
7 Years in Limbo: About Gordon
American Indians represent 10% of the homeless population in Seattle Washington’s King County and surrounding counties. The native tribes are a forgotten people. This is nothing new… since the devastation of so many native tribes due to American settlers over the last few hundred years, the native population has grown smaller and for many, insignificant. Drug use among American Indians has been a focus of advocacy groups that reach out to support those dealing with substance dependency issues, and the amount of homeless among the tribal members has grown. And now, in this new pandemic of COVID-19, we are seeing the numbers of substance abuse and homelessness rise.
Never Alone: About Richard
Do you feel hopeless right now? Do you feel alone? Or are you finding rejuvenation in resetting your perspective? This episode might do just that... Today we will hear from Richard, a drug addict turned outreach administrator for the Union Gospel Mission. He is on the Search and Rescue team and hits the streets every single day, looking to not only bring hope and joy to those that meets, but with the mission to make sure that those he talks with walk away with this to remember: they matter… they are seen.
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Amazing insightful and eyeopening podcast
This podcast truly brings out the humanity and diversity while trying to take away the stigma and stereotypes associated with homelessness. It opens up important questions about policies and goes to the source by giving the homeless population a voice to tell their stories. In these difficult times nothing is more important than the love and care for one another. The homeless podcast will open your mind and heart to hear from those people, who need our help more now than ever.
A show you must hear!
Interviewing advocates for the homeless and the homeless themselves, this podcast helps the listener explore the real stories behind what happens when someone faces homelessness. Personal accounts told as stories, this is a dynamic show that everyone should subscribe to.