Theresa Vargas, The Washington Post Published 1:36 pm PST, Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Tokyo Direkston spent ten years addicted to crack and being homeless in Washington D.C. She now runs a new drop-in center that the city recently opened. Tokyo Direkston spent ten years addicted to crack and being homeless in Washington D.C. She now runs a new drop-in center that the city recently opened. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Marvin Joseph. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Marvin Joseph. Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Tokyo Direkston spent ten years addicted to crack and being homeless in Washington D.C. She now runs a new drop-in center that the city recently opened. Tokyo Direkston spent ten years addicted to crack and being homeless in Washington D.C. She now runs a … [Read more...] about She used to eat from garbage cans. Now, she spends her days trying to help the homeless.
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By Wendy Fawthrop | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterDecember 13, 2017 at 7:31 pm A couple living along the Santa Ana River Trail talks to members of Cal State Fullerton’s SINC club on Sept. 28 about what their lives are like. (Photo courtesy of Vanessa Ganaden)Members of Cal State Fullerton’s SINC club tour a homeless encampment along the Santa Ana River on Sept. 28 to talk with some residents about what products or services would improve their life. (Photo courtesy of Vanessa Ganaden) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsMariah Maldon jots down her team’s ideas of how homeless people might feel on an empathy map, one part of the design thinking process. (Photo by Wendy Fawthrop, Orange County Register/SCNG)Students present their Greets N’ Beets farm idea during a critique at Cal State Fullerton on Nov. 9. From left are Jesse Heitman, Vipul Dalwar, Danielle Picard, Emanuele Protano and Karen Kaur. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register/ SCNG)A … [Read more...] about Cal State Fullerton students apply ‘design thinking’ to help the homeless
The temperature was below zero with the windchill, but Charles Spray and his wife Tara were outdoors, bundled inside a tent, surrounded by blankets and warming themselves around a propane heater and a tin containing Sterno. They were not interested in staying in one of Louisville’s shelters — making them two of the 118 people who stayed outside that night, according to the Coalition for the Homeless’ annual count. Charles Spray said that they avoid shelters because they fear bed bugs and theft and have had bad experiences with other shelter users. “It’s not because we’re doing drugs or anything,” Spray said. “It’s because of those things that I just said and the people.” The reasons that Louisville’s homeless refuse shelter are numerous, including mental illness, criminal records and a wish to avoid others, who could steal their belongings or pose a threat. Yet, outreach workers continue to try to convince people to come … [Read more...] about When the homeless refuse shelter, are we doing enough?
By Teresa Porath Published 11:03 am CDT, Wednesday, August 22, 2018 Photo: Courtesy Photo Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Teresa Porath, Centers Teresa Porath, Centers Photo: Courtesy Photo Word choice is important when discussing emotions 1 / 1 Back to Gallery “In the last decade or so, science has discovered a tremendous amount about the role emotions play in our lives. Researchers have found that even more than IQ, your emotional awareness and abilities to handle feelings will determine your success and happiness in all walks of life, including family relationships.” –John Gottman, “Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child” That creates a lot of pressure for parents when many adults struggle to identify and express their emotions in healthy, effective ways. Not only … [Read more...] about Word choice is important when discussing emotions
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page James Vaznis Globe Staff July 25, 2018 In a city where school buses criss-cross neighborhoods, taking some students to high-performing schools but too many others to lackluster ones, some city and school officials are now raising one of the most contentious questions since the days of court-ordered desegregation: Should Boston get rid of busing?City Councilor Annissa Essaibi George has been the most vocal, taking to social media last week, exclaiming, “Those dollars would be better spent in the classroom, directly supporting kids!” Boston School Committee Chairman Michael Loconto raised a similar point during a School Committee meeting, noting Boston has among the highest per-student busing costs in the nation.“There is a glaring pot of money out there, if you will, that we need to address as part of this conversation,” Loconto said about … [Read more...] about Should Boston schools get rid of busing? Some say the money would be better spent in classrooms, but the answer is not clear. Here’s why.