Thank you to Monica Nilsson for continuing to shine a light on people experiencing homelessness. Last night Monica spent the night documenting life without a home in the Twin Cities. It was 30 degrees below zero last night. While most of us screeched at the thought of running to the car – Monica met people sleeping in train stations, trains and transit stops.
What can you do to help?
- Please ask your legislator to support the Homes for All Coalition ask of $15 million for the Emergency Services Program this legislative session. The current budget for the entire state is $844,000 for shelter and crisis services. (Find your reps.)
- Call your elected officials at each level of government, asking how they are a part of making sure that people have access to shelter you around?
- Donate time or money – find a cause that touches your heart at Volunteer Match or Hands On Twin Cities
- Contact Monica with any questions or ideas firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are the stories:
- 4:12am Union Depot, St. Paul: overflow shelter at Union Depot in closes
- 2:27am Mall of America: The safest place for a lady
- 2:30am Mall of America: The apple of your eye
- 3:02am Mall of America: Warm thoughts
- 4:07am Union Depot, St. Paul: Social worker with a badge and gun
- 4:18am Union Depot, St. Paul: The Gray Hairs
- 4:19am Union Depot, St. Paul: Minnesota’s workforce
- 3:30am Hilton Hotel, Minneapolis: Young, pregnant and schizophrenic
- 5:02am Twin Cities Metro Transit light rail: The Winter Carnival Prince
- 1:50pm Sunray Shopping Center, St. Paul: The cost of suffering
- 5am the floor: No More Heroes