Online Resources - United states

February 26, 2014
Art from the Streets is a documentary which tells the story of a program for homeless people who are given the opportunity to produce art. The volunteer program established in Austin, Texas in 1991...
Keywords: Art and Culture, Homelessness, Multimedia, All of Canada, International, United States
February 11, 2014
The mission of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) is to coordinate the federal response to homelessness and to create a national partnership at every level of government...
Keywords: Homelessness, General resources, Government information, United States
February 11, 2014
INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence is a national activist organization of radical feminists of color advancing a movement to end violence against women of color and their communities through...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, feminism, trans, Violence, Women, General resources, United States
June 15, 2011
This paper investigates the extent to which inequalities in parents' socioeconomic status affects young adult educational attainment. It finds no evidence that the gap in college completion has...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Education, Reports and documents, United States
June 1, 2011
City Life/Vida Urbana is a community organization in Boston that has organized against evictions and for community controlled housing. They have long struggled for community control of local...
Keywords: Boston, Children and Youth, Ethnicity and Race, Homelessness, Housing, Human Rights, Immigrants and Refugees, Organizing, Tenants' Rights, Welfare, Women, Organizations, United States
June 1, 2011
Take Back the Land is an activist group out of Miami that asserts their right to the land in their communities and the use of public space for the public good- specifically, to house, feed and...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Homelessness, Housing, Miami, General resources, United States
June 1, 2011
The Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign is committed to uniting the poor across color lines as the leadership base for a broad movement to abolish poverty. We work to accomplish this through...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Human Rights, Organizing, Campaigns and initiatives, United States
June 1, 2011
Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio (COHHIO) is involved in a range of housing assistance services in Ohio, including homeless prevention, emergency shelters, transitional housing and...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Ohio, Organizing, Organizations, United States
May 30, 2011
The Coalition on Homelessness, San Francisco (COH) initiates program and policy changes that result in the creation of exits from poverty. The COH unites homeless people and service providers with...
Keywords: Homelessness, Organizing, San Francisco, social justice, Organizations, United States
May 30, 2011
Picture the Homeless Blog is a housing, homelessness & policy blog. Picture the Homeless is a grassroots organization, founded and led by homeless people. We are organizing for social justice...
Keywords: Blogs, Homelessness, New York, Organizing, United States
May 30, 2011
Real Change is a street newspaper, an advocacy group, a Homeless Speakers Bureau, and literary program out of Seattle. They aim to build bridges among the poor, homeless and the greater community,...
Keywords: Homelessness, Media, Organizing, Panhandling, Seattle, Washington, General resources, United States
May 30, 2011
Beyond Chron, the Voice of the Rest, is an alternative online daily published by the San Francisco-based Tenderloin Housing Clinic. This news website provides coverage of political and cultural...
Keywords: Media, San Francisco, General resources, United States
May 30, 2011
Homeless Nation, a website created for and by homeless people in Canada, hosts blogs for people living in poverty. You can read other blogs or sign up and get your own blog.
Keywords: Blogs, Homelessness, Media, United States
May 30, 2011
Between the Lines is a syndicated, half-hour program broadcast from Connecticut, US that provides a platform for individuals and spokespersons from progressive organizations generally ignored or...
Keywords: broadcast, Connecticut, Media, Multimedia, United States
May 30, 2011
The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) is an American nonprofit that works to improve the lives of low-income people. CLASP’s mission is to improve the economic security, educational and...
Keywords: Legal Research, low-income, Poverty Research, Organizations, United States
May 30, 2011
Indigenous Action Media is a volunteer collective of experienced Indigenous media makers & activists out of Arizona that work together on a project by project basis for media justice.
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, Arizona, Media, Organizing, Organizations, United States
May 30, 2011
Institute for Research on Poverty is a centre for interdisciplinary research into the causes and consequences of poverty and social inequality in the United States. It is based at the University of...
Keywords: Poverty Research, Organizations, United States
May 30, 2011
The New York City Hunger Blog is a blog for the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, an umbrella organization representing New York City's over 1,200 soup kitchens and food pantries and their over...
Keywords: Blogs, Foodbanks and Food, Health, New York City, United States
May 30, 2011
Poor News Network is a multi-media access project of POOR Magazine out of California, that is dedicated to reframing the news, issues and solutions from low and no income communities, as well as...
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, Children and Youth, Media, Poverty Research, Seniors and Elders, Multimedia, United States
May 30, 2011
Picture the Homeless is a homeless-led organization in New York that fights for the civil and human rights of homeless people. Picture the Homeless is founded on the principle that in order to...
Keywords: Homelessness, Human Rights, New York, Organizing, Organizations, United States
May 30, 2011
Monarch Housing Associates is a mission driven, results oriented non-profit. Their vision is that every person will have quality affordable, permanent housing that fosters freedom, independence and...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Organizations, United States
May 30, 2011
"Being an advocate does not mean you have to quit your job, write big checks or rush to Washington D.C. It also doesn't mean you have to know everything there is to know about learning disabilities...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Disability, Education, learning disabilities, Manuals and guides, United States
May 30, 2011
The Benton Foundation provides a critical look at the American media. The Benton Foundation works to ensure that media and telecommunications serve the public interest and enhance our democracy. They...
Keywords: Media, Organizations, United States
May 30, 2011
New York Coalition for the Homeless has some resources and research reports on homelessness, including a searchable Resource Guide for food, shelter and services for homeless and low-income New...
Keywords: Homelessness, low-income, New York, Organizations, United States
May 29, 2011
The Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is a US based organization acting as a legal resource for the international human rights community. The Human Rights Brief, a student-run publication...
Keywords: Human Rights, Legal Research, Reports and documents, Research and education, United States
May 29, 2011
An online resource for Aboriginal peoples concerned with environmental and economic justice issues.
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, environment, Organizations, United States
May 29, 2011
A national grassroots organization committed to ending society's use of prisons and policing as an answer to social problems. Critical Resistance seeks to build an international movement to end the...
Keywords: policing, Prisoners' Rights, prisons, Organizations, United States
May 29, 2011
Color Lines Magazine works to unite people of color and writers on ethnicity to discuss the issues which affect our world today.
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Organizations, United States
May 29, 2011
The Real Change News site gives the homeless in Seattle an opportunity to publish their writing and advertise their artwork for sale as well as providing its readers with information on issues...
Keywords: Art and Culture, Homelessness, Seattle, General resources, United States
May 25, 2011
This network is a grassroots, membership-based organization that formed to protect human rights, civil rights and the Sonoran desert along the Arizona-Mexico border.
Keywords: Arizona, border communities, Human Rights, Immigrants and Refugees, mexico, Organizing, Organizations, United States
May 25, 2011
DRUM – Desis Rising Up and Moving is a multigenerational, membership led organization of low-wage South Asian immigrant workers and youth in New York City. Founded in 2000, DRUM has mobilized and...
Keywords: deportation, detention, Human Rights, Immigrants and Refugees, New York City, South Asian, Workers' Rights, Organizations, United States
May 25, 2011
Based out of the University of California Hastings Campus, this organization acts as a resource for gender based asylum seekers. The Center for Gender & Refugee Studies protects the fundamental...
Keywords: California, gender asylum, Human Rights, Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Assistance, LGBTQ, Women, Organizations, Research and education, United States
May 25, 2011
This website provides worldwide information on refugees, including refugee reports.
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Organizations, Reports and documents, International, United States
May 25, 2011
The Human Rights section of the website of the Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights at the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labour in the US State Department.
Keywords: Human Rights, General resources, United States
May 19, 2011
Founded in 1998, Women Thrive (Formerly Womens Edge Coalition) develops, shapes, and advocates for policies that foster economic opportunity for women living in poverty.
Keywords: Human Rights, human rights, Organizing, poverty, Women, women, Organizations, United States
August 25, 2010
A blog about the book, To Right These Wrongs: The North Carolina Fund and the Battle to end Inequality in 1960s. When Governor Terry Sanford established the North Carolina Fund in 1963, he saw it as...
Keywords: Blogs, Poverty Research, United States
February 18, 2010
Homelessness is commonly thought to be an urban issue, a perception that is reinforced by the presence of homeless people on the streets of major cities and in the characterization of homelessness in...
Keywords: Homelessness, Reports and documents, United States
December 16, 2009
The Bay Area-based welfareQueens, a project of the POOR News Network, are fighting back against a system that dehumanizes poor mothers—with poetry, theater, and any other media tool they can access.
Keywords: Art and Culture, Welfare, Women, Multimedia, United States
December 16, 2009
The Poor News Network out of the US has a YouTube channel with videos about poor workers, indigenous people and more.
Keywords: Art and Culture, poor, Multimedia, United States
October 19, 2009
Hope for the Homeless is a blog by the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida, an organization that works to address the needs of homeless men, women and children in the community and serves...
Keywords: Blogs, Homelessness, Organizations, United States