Florida has one of the highest rates of assault and victimization of those experiencing homelessness. So much so, Florida made us a protected class, but it hasn’t helped.
By Andrew Fraieli Thursday last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law a bill expanding certain programs and services for unaccompanied homeless youth. Proposed by Senator Ileana Garcia
Homeless status was added to Florida hate crime laws in 2010, but for eight years they were unreported by the state. By one non-profits estimate, homeless hate crimes
By Mary Stewart Many people have questioned me as to why I’ve slept outdoors for over ten years. Professors, social workers, classmates, recovery support groups, and well-meaning individuals
By Mary Stewart I was recently picked up on a warrant for damaging property in the midst of an anxiety attack. Spring semester has just begun at Palm
By Mary Stewart Whenever I’m standing out there on the sidewalk or median with my tattered cardboard sign, attempting to scrape up enough money for survival, I have