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1. We've clarified the rules a bit

Present in the sidebar. Everything should be the same or similar, but it helps to be explicit:

  1. No posting of anything that violates Reddit Content Policy. You will be banned and forwarded to the admins.
  2. Be helpful and respectful to others. Reddiquette is required.
  3. Posts must be directly related to homelessness.
  4. No fundraising or crowdfunding. Exceptions can be made for serious organizations combating the issue. Message the mods first to ask for permission to fundraise or it will be removed.
  5. No posting of personal information. This is the same as Rule 1 but for some reason it's been a problem here recently and we need to be explicit.
  6. No calls to violence. This is the same as Rule 1 but for some reason it's been a problem here recently and we need to be explicit.

Again, functionally this is no different from the previous ruleset, we just moved some stuff around to make it a bit more explicit. Let us know if you'd also like a "no self promotion" rule.

In addition to this, we've added a report menu for your convenience.

2. Mods should be much more active now

Last year, this sub needed a lot more help than was available. I've recently been inducted, and also hired a few mods who are active daily and are associated with outreach programs.

We only just cleaned out the mod queue last week, so you'll have to forgive us for not keeping pace with old actions and modmail items. They should be fully up-to-date now. However if we missed something, the best thing to do is to contact us directly so we can take a look.

3. Wiki updates. We need help!

The wiki hasn't been updated in almost 3 years and there are a lot of dead links.

If you would like to chip in and give back, please contact us directly.

4. Suggestions are always welcome

If you have a suggestion for improving /r/homeless, please don't hesitate to reply to this thread or contact the mod team through one of the links above.

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Hi guys! I'm sorry that I couldn't post in few days. I've been busy searching for day labour and of course preparing for the interview I had.

The phone interview went great. I felt like I presented myself in a good way and managed to paint a clear picture on why I would be a great worker. But the work is not done, I have a in person interview with store manager tomorrow (Friday 17th). I think it's mostly going to be the same but with an actual person this time. I am preparing right now and decided to post this because few people were asking! Also, I wanted to wait until tomorrow to post all the good news, but I want to tell you guys right now.

My friend let me crash at his couch until I can find a job and have a place to live. I was so grateful, but what's even more exciting is that he helped me get back in touch with my parents! At the current time and in the past, I was not very close with my parents, especially with my dad. I did ask for help at the start and he did help me by hiring me for a day and giving me pay. But I wasn't allowed to move in. Well with the help of my friend, I had a very deep conversation with my parents. They said I was allowed to move in if I am able to show that I am trying to change and be able to get a job. So if everything goes to plan, I could move back in to my parent's house this weekend.

I haven't took a lot of pictures but when I move back to my parent's, I'll share what pictures I have with you guys!

Have a great day/night and stay safe.

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Was in line for homeless drop in center, i was first in line, guy told me to get away with my dog when i didnt move he kicked her, i couldnt believe it, happened so fast. Police had him leave. Now i am hiding in woods again, praying he leaves town. He is obsessed with the dog, going on to police about it. I hate having to stay in one place and deal with this. Need to be here for my elderly dad though;(

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Any thoughts appreciated, havent done this long term and it came up with another poster.

Has anyone tried a electric heater, plugged in to power? Wondering if that is an option.

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What are some things that are essential to live in a car?

Does anyone have any videos to recommend me?

I have a job, but I just need to live in my car.

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I have a lot of good quality rei type clothing.. I was planning on trying to find a clean spot on the Tuskegee River to wash my clothes. I want to be clean and presentable.. But I have never wanted clothes in a river. Can anyone tell me if the Robert water plus standard laundry soap can sufficiently clean my clothes .. Or will they still like fish or River water? I want to try to remain clean and work regularly until I receive my first pay checks to move into housing .

Also buckets are big and bully. It's it possible to wash them in the river good without a bucket?

Also I have a manually pressurized portable dollar shower. Can a clean section of the river with soap be sufficient to shower with? I need to be presentable and don't want to appear disheveled.

Thanks!

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Hi! It's me again the homeless hostel manager. Unfortunately, a lot of stuff I have personally paid for to make the place more interesting (music speakers/PlayStation controllers) have gone missing.

This is very dispiriting and hurts me personally as it feels like extreme disrespect for the job I try to do.

Can you give me an insight into what leads people to do this and maybe make me feel better about the situation and take it less personally?

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Hello all,

I'm looking to start living out of my PT Cruiser convertible by the end of this month. This is strictly by choice, as I think I could save a lot of money this way. I can take my back seats out to create room for a bed, etc. I would like advice on anything but especially on how to use space, dealing with police, internet, how to use electronics & charge them without running down the car battery, & keeping the car cool/heated when needed as my air conditioner doesn't work well & it would be a waste of gas. Etc.

Thanks!

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Hey so.. I'm stuck in a psych ward. I need help, I just need someone to call in here for me, let me explain.

I left the state I'm from because my family was drugging me. I came to this new state thinking wow I'll start a new life without anyone bothering me. There is a really famous and great teaching hospital in this town, I called their walk in clinic and explained my situation, they told me to go to the emergency room. I did. Explained my situation there. They said I was paranoid and put me in their psych unit.

Now they won't let me leave unless someone from my home state calls and explains I'm not crazy etc etc.

I really can't contact anyone from where I come from. It's just not a possibility. So I was wondering if anyone can pm me and help me out here. This psychiatrist dude said I can keep you for weeks if no one calls. Can anyone help me?

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Hi everyone! I regularly eat a lot of unbuttered/unsweetened popcorn ...

I think it's good healthy carries that helps with my binder and diet

Does anyone have a strategy or know of a good portable popcorn making method?

I have a Coleman dual fuel stove. Thanks!

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Hi everyone.. I'm trying to prepare to migrate to the US, and homelessness is going to be a big part for me until I can get my job set..

So my target is the Reno area.. if anyone has any info that would be great!

I am leaving my wife and children as much money as possible in China .. This is a tough but not insurmountable.

My food strategy involves food banks and careful planning until I can receive paychecks.

1) how feasible is it to fish in Tuskegee River? I assume I could catch River trout? As much as I enjoy fishing, I can't sit for hours a day fishing. You think I can catch a fish in less than an hour on a regular basis for protein?

2) what is the current cost for 6 eggs in the is?

3) how much is a large bags of peanuts

4) how much is a bad of like 6 ramen?

5) how much do apples, tomatoes, bananas cost?

6) how much is the average price of a head of lettuce?

7) how much is a bottle of vinegar?

8) how much is a big box of Lipton yellow label tea?

9) how much is a canister of Coleman fuel?

≠==========[ What is the cheapest Sim card with largest data rate in Reno cost? Is Google fi a good option?

Thanks if you can answer any of these questions

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Back ground, me and my girl have been homeless independently for about a year and we've been together for six months now. We lived in Olympia Washington for a while and where trying to make it and eventually move out of the toxic town. I received about 3.5k$ worth of back pay EFC payments the state owed me and shortly after my girl's grandmother died and she wanted to make it to the funeral so we decided to make a road trip of it, get jobs in florida and be set. We figured the lower cost of living would offset the vastly lower minimum wage and we'd be fine. We both got jobs at her old workplace (Wendy's, never go to the Lakeland Highlands Wendy's so many healthcode violations btw) and worked for two months and got fired for bs reasons (I got trained wrong and wasn't told about 60% of my responsibilities by a guy who was on his phone 75% of the time and quit a week later, she overslept and no call no showed one day and got immediately taken off the schedule) Fast forward two months, we've spent over 5k total in the purchase of this van, gas, and making this van a viable livable solution and now we don't have jobs anymore and we broke af waiting for her severance pay so we can get as far back to Washington as possible and gasjug the rest of the way We've spent the last two months living in a van in a Wendy's parking lot. I'm just so fucking depressed dude I feel like I pissed away my golden ticket out of homelessness. At least I still have my car and we're together.

I don't expect help I'm just ranting, but I am up for suggestions.

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My boyfriend and I are out of options, night has fallen and we have no place to stay for the night. We're terrified beyond all reason. Neither of us has been this bad off before, and all nearby shelters have closed their doors for the night. All we have are two suitcases with our clothes and our phones. Where do we sleep in the city? Is there any safe place to rest our heads for the night? San Antonio is a big place, I'm sure there is some safe place for us, right?

Edit: Location

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I hope I can find even one compassionate person. I have exhausted all my efforts for assistance, this is my lasy hope. My lease ends 8/31/18 I will be homeless until my new lease begins 9/8/18. I will have money for next months rent on the 9/1 but no funds at the moment for the security deposit. I need $300 for a security deposit, it was $400 but I have paid $100 already. I don’t get paid again until 9/1/18. This is the only low cost apartment near my school. What can I do? I’m desperately in need help and it has to be paid. Very comfortable and willing to show proof of security deposit from the leasing portal.

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Sending out applications non-stop and haven't gotten much responses but when I do, I just end up getting my hopes up. I got an email from an employer saying, "We're almost done with the interview process but we really liked your app. Can you come interview today at XYZ time." They had only given me a 6 hour notice for the interview. I was out donating plasma so there's no way I was going to make it on time. Emailed them back to ask for a change of time. Guess what?! NOTHING. I called the number that was given online, not the correct number. How frustrating?!

Another situation: got an email from a resprentative saying he was going to call me the next day to schedule an interview. Do I get a call? No of course not.

Why can't employers act normal and sane?

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I applied to some assistant type programs. One helps females with deposit or first months rent to get a place to stay. According to the representative, that program hasn't started even though she said 'it should have already started but call us back in 2 weeks." Yesterday was 2 weeks. I called the and it still hasn't started. Second one is General Relief Assistance through the government. The representative said that my "income" was too high. I had disclosed that I donate plasma for money and a friend had helped me out so the money that I had was over the limit. The most amount of money I can make donating plasma is 50 per week which is definitely better than nothing.

It's ridiculous...

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I hope I can find even one compassionate person. I have exhausted all my efforts for assistance, this is my lasy hope. My lease ends 8/31/18 I will be homeless until my new lease begins 9/8/18. I will have money for next months rent on the 9/1 but no funds at the moment for the security deposit. I need $300 for a security deposit, it was $400 but I have paid $100 already. I don’t get paid again until 9/1/18. This is the only low cost apartment near my school. What can I do? I’m desperately in need help and it has to be paid. Very comfortable and willing to show proof of security deposit from the leasing portal.

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anyone in the st. louis mo area? ty

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I have a cousin who has two teens who we are helping get settled in our town. I recently discovered that they've been repeatedly homeless over the last 15 years.

My question is phsycho emotional. What does that do to you? How do I best extend patience, understanding, support? How do I help them, but perhaps more to my point, how do I avoid fucking up with helping them?

Tia

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First of all, please nobody try to talk me out of this plan. I have already thought about it and am committed to it. Please just give me your thoughts on if it'll work or not. Thank you.

So I'm from a small town in California, but it sucks. My family is abusive, the town sucks, and I have no future here. I need to get out of this town.

I want to go to Vegas for the adventure and opportunity of a big city. Don't worry, healthy adventure. I don't have any addictions or drug addictions. I have a lot of self control and I'm not gonna get addicted to drugs or hookers or gambling or any other dumbass clichés people love to associate with Vegas.

I just think that Vegas is an exciting place and has a lot of opportunity for those that work hard.

Anyway, if I go to a Vegas homeless shelter and they know I'm from California, will they send me back or take me in there?

Obviously if they don't ask about it or sweat me about it, I won't say anything. But if they do, I'll just make up something. Just say that I moved out to stay with a friend or to do a job, but it fell through or whatever.

My plan is to go to Vegas and check into a homeless shelter. From there, get a case worker and let them know that I want to find a job and get into either a low income house/apartment or a transitional living house.

Yes, I'm aware that life in a shelter or transitional house may be difficult but I don't really care. I'm motivated. I just work hard and stay to myself. Don't get involved with drama.

Can this work? Thoughts?

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Man, I am so happy right now. Just now I got a call from one of the places that I applied to and they booked me for a phone interview on the 15th. If I get the job, I'll be a sales associate. I know that the sales associate needs to hit some kind of quota but If I can do that, I will have more job security and above minimum wage pay. I've applied to so many places and there was only 1 other place that even called me back. I will not F*** this up!

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I was working the park, and for a Monday, it was busy. A guy pulls up and said the cops are on the way. He gives me a ride and we just get out of the parking lot when cops are all over, bugging everyone...especially the homeless and kids skating and stuff. We saw a few people getting arrested, but just cops messing with people.

2 good things came out of all this. I didn't get busted and I made a new friend who got me lunch and wants to see me.

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