Firesteel Blog

Our blog is a space for stories about homelessness, as well as ideas for creating economic security for women and families. You’ll often see posts from advocates across the state. We’d love to share your contributions, too. Get in touch with your ideas for the blog.

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#SeaHomeless: Share Your Perspective on Wednesday, June 29

Seattle media outlets will turn their attention to homelessness next Wednesday. Image from Crosscut.
Seattle media outlets will turn their attention to homelessness next Wednesday. Image from Crosscut.
Crosscut launched the #SeaHomeless hashtag, and rallied other local media organizations to focus on homelessness for a day. “The central idea is to push our coverage of homelessness beyond spot news and band-aid solutions, and to look at root causes and long-term remedies,” writes Crosscut’s editor-in-chief.

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School’s Out, But School’s In for New Professional Development Course on Toxic Stress, Poverty, and Child Development

School psychologist Perry Firth has graced this blog many times with her research on the effects of child homelessness. Soon she’ll share her insights with educators and service providers through a new professional development course she’ll teach at Seattle University. Here, Perry writes about her motivations for teaching this course, and reminds us that, no matter our profession, we can all take steps to help end homelessness.

Art for Advocacy: The Face of Family Homelessness

Seattle University’s Project on Family Homelessness has used film, photography, public art installations and storytelling to create widespread awareness of and empathy for families experiencing homelessness. The project’s director, Catherine Hinrichsen, shares what she’s learned about using the power of art and emotion to spark change in this insightful post, originally published on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Impatient Optimists site.

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