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.
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.
The "Homeless in Bellingham" video series and the Toolkit to Combat the Criminalization of Homelessness are two great online resources for housing advocates.
In this Hangout, we share ways to use Facebook and Twitter to advocate for policies that can help ensure everyone has the opportunity to live in a safe, healthy, affordable home. Watch the video, and use your social media skills to participate in Social Media Day of Action tomorrow!
Use your social media skills to advocate for affordable housing and an end to homelessness on the third annual Social Media Day of Action, this Friday, Jan. 22! We've got key messages and example posts for you here.