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The Challenges of Panhandling as a Young Homeless Female

The Challenges of Panhandling as a Young Homeless Female

I’ve been homeless on and off for 15 years, and to make money, I panhandle, also known as spanging or stemming. As a young female, this brings with it some unique challenges. The most disturbing of these challenges is dealing with older men who proposition me for sex. It’s happened so many times, I’ve had

Supreme Court Protects Homeless Rights

As this article will explain, numerous important issues involving the rights of the homeless have been addressed recently by our legal system, including a major victory for the homeless through the Supreme Court’s June 29 ruling in Thayer v. City of Worcester, in which the Homeless Empowerment Project was involved. As most of our regular

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