What happens when you hand out 45 disposable cameras to people living on Ottawa’s streets and tell them to photograph whatever they want?
Liz Fitzpatrick and Nina Garacci believe an important bond with people who open your eyes to a new perspective of life in the capital.
Full Story: Photography project equips homeless with disposable cameras – Ottawa – CBC News
The theory of the four-month-old Storefront — a collaboration between Mural Arts Philadelphia, community organizations, and the city Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services — isn’t exactly art therapy, though Mural Arts has done that with people in recovery for years. It’s more like art as harm reduction, the same principle that guides needle-exchange programs and safe injection sites. Now, they’re finding out just what that looks like in practice.
Full Story: Pa. woman helps homeless opioid addicts through art
More than 127,000 people reportedly slept in New York City’s municipal shelters last year. Countless more slept on the streets.
The homeless population is often overlooked, but CBS News’ Michelle Miller spoke with one man who’s paying it forward.
A 29-year old Wall Street banker and a homeless veteran living on the streets of New York City is an unlikely duo.
Full Story : What a Wall Street banker learned while playing music with New York’s homeless – CBS News
A Bristol author made a promise to her friend, a homeless man, that if her book ever got published she would send him on a holiday. Now she is making good on her promise and he is leaving the streets of St George for a week at the seaside.
Read the full, sweet story at: Bristol author promised homeless man a holiday if her book was published – now he’s off to the seaside – Bristol Post
These are pretty amazing people who are bringing great music to the Homeless and Incarcerated. I never cease to be amazed by the thoughtfulness and creative ideas by many in the arts industry, especially when they themselves have first-hand knowledge has to how easily any of us can become one of the lost.
Street Symphony brings live music to the homeless and incarcerated, including critically acclaimed performances of Handel’s “Messiah.” Gupta, a TED senior fellow, will talk about his work Tuesday at Washington University’s Graham Chapel.
Source: Bringing music to those who need it: Vijay Gupta on Street Symphony | Arts and theater | stltoday.com