Chanitha Adams

The homeless experience and the events leading up to it certainly has the capacity to serve as a catalyst to trauma.  Picture this: you have lost everything that has any sense of value to you, find yourself living in a shelter with other families, where privacy and...

B-Grade Super Hero

Life as a b-grade professional super hero Have you heard about the real life super hero movement? Increasingly, in cities across the country, adult men and women are donning disguises and taking to the streets. They patrol high crime and impoverished areas in hopes of...

Testimonial – Meet Linda

“My job brought me to Evansville a few years ago.  I was content and living comfortably.  I wasn’t wealthy by any stretch of the imagination, however I had a lot to be thankful for…roof over my head, car, and a small savings tucked away. They say...

The Struggle

It is getting more difficult every day to find affordable housing that meets HUD requirements that housing is decent, safe and sanitary.  I have been a HUD certified housing inspector for 6 years. It has always been a struggle to find landlords that are willing to...

Identification

Pull out your ID.  Take a look at it.  I bet you are critical about the picture; would you really like it better if you could have smiled?  Now embrace your ID.  That’s right, hold it up to your cheek, gaze at it longingly, and truly appreciate it because most of you...

What Aurora Means To Me

My name is Danette and I am on Aurora’s Homeless Outreach Team.  The following “spells out” what Aurora means to me as a case manager and a part of this community: A is for Agencies- Aurora networks with many different agencies.  There is often a location or two where...

Why We Do What We Do

Love is a shelter in a raging storm Love is peace in the middle of a war This is a quote from one of my favorite songs. This song is “Love is Not a Fight” by Warren Barfield. Love is the great motivator in our lives. If we are motivated to work with our...

Providing Stability

Stability.  A concept most might take for granted without giving thought to its true meaning.  Let’s take a moment to explore this seemingly simple idea. Where does one find stability?  At first glance, more tangible things come to mind; employment, family and a...

Always on my mind

I am actually mid-vacation as I write my blog today. That was my mistake for not looking at the calendar on the right day, but at the same time it brings up an important concept that I figured I might as well share. I think about my clients all the time. Even on...
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