Simple Math Word Problem

Jan 31, 2020  |     |   General

One homeless young mother + (her two children) + one man addicted to drugs + two single women (1 victim of domestic violence, 1 struggling with mental illness) + three veterans (1 Viet Nam, 1 Iran war...

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The Poverty Puzzle

Jan 29, 2020  |     |   General

When you are living in poverty it is a daily puzzle to figure out how to “make it”. According to the Federal government the poverty level is $25,000 a year for a family of 4 to live “comfortably...

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Pie Day

Jan 24, 2020  |     |   General

Yesterday was Pie Day, do you like pie?  Pie tends to be a “special” dessert, served on Thanksgiving and other celebrations. Most of the time we think of pie as a sweet treat, but there are savor...

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Soup for the Body and Soul

Jan 22, 2020  |     |   General

January is National Soup Month…a great month to enjoy your favorite hot and comforting soups. Soup dates back to 6000 B.C. and was made from hippopotamus. Soup has long been considered a food with h...

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Martin Luther King Day

Jan 20, 2020  |     |   General

Martin Luther King’s quotes on the importance of volunteering. Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ Everybody can be great…because ...

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Jan 15, 2020  |     |   General

The cold months of winter, the demand for shelter, poor health are mixed together with cold viruses, the flu virus and all variety of germs and that equals illnesses. Open Door Mission is blessed to h...

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Tom, A Changed Life

Jan 13, 2020  |     |   General

I am often asked if people “really” change? Are there success stories? Do people truly “break the cycle of homeless”? I can answer with a resounding YES! The following is from Tom, a former gu...

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More Than 3 Hots and a Cot

Jan 8, 2020  |     |   General

Shelters are an outgrowth of the need to provide food for the homeless or poor. There is no set date as to when “soup kitchens” became an established entity, but most agree the rise of soup kitche...

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Tales From the Schoolyard

Jan 6, 2020  |     |   General

I am blessed to speak to various middle and high schools in the area about homelessness. The students often write me notes about what they learned and how the information has affected them. I am alway...

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Legal and Illegal

Jan 3, 2020  |     |   General

Did you know in all 50 states there are laws against leaving animals outside in the cold weather (hot weather also). It is either a misdemeanor or felony. It can be just a fine or include jail time. A...

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Looking Forward or Back?

Jan 1, 2020  |     |   General

Today is January first, a day of reflection and maybe resolutions. January is named for the two-faced God Janus. Janus was always looking back or to the future. How do you look at the New Year? Is it ...

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