Who We Are
Spare Change News and the Homeless Empowerment Project's mission is to show, by our own example, that homeless and economically disadvantaged people are, with the proper resources, empowerment, opportunitites, and encouragement, capable of creating change in society for ourselves.
What We Do
Spare Change News provides a locus of stability and community, and it serves as a nexus
of life-transition for its primary customers, the newspaper vendors. Meanwhile the publication is devoted to producing quality editorial content that includes journalism, fiction, creative and opinion writing, illustrations, and cartooning. This commitment is meant to serve Spare Change's secondary customers, our readers. The lion's share of our content locally produced, with much of it written, drawn, or photographed by journalists who are homeless or otherwise low-income. Finally, the newspaper serves as a resource for people in need of services such as food, shelter, clothing, employment, healthcare, and legal aid, as seen in the "Situations Wanted" and "Helping Hands" sections of the print edition.