With a growing list of cities, regions-even countries-now reducing and ending forms of homelessness1 the key questions in our field have changed. If the familiar questions have been about resources and policy, the new ones are about purpose, and transformation. Is our purpose to run good programs or to end homelessness? If it’s to end homelessness, are we willing to hold our organizations and communities to that standard? Homelessness, in its raw visibility, confronts our shared beliefs about right and wrong, fairness, care, protection of the vulnerable, the importance of strong community bonds and the dignity of each person.
"Moving from Charity to Justice in Our Work to End Homelessness,"
Journal of Vincentian Social Action: Vol. 4:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholar.stjohns.edu/jovsa/vol4/iss1/6
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