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Is Housing the Answer to Homelessness?

Jul 20, 2022 1:16:32 PM

Has America misdiagnosed the problem of homelessness? In her article “Does Poverty Cause Homelessness?” Marchauna Rodgers argues that we have. She says the error is that we've equated it with a lack of resources, or specifically one resource—a home. As a result of that misdiagnosis, she claims, government programs and social services have focused on addressing symptoms rather than root causes.

It’s easy to see how we went astray. It’s right there in the word: home-less-ness. If someone is home-less, it would seem we could rectify that situation by providing the thing s/he is lacking.

Toward Better Relief and Development

Oct 22, 2019 10:50:59 AM

We must develop relief and development systems that stop rewarding behaviors destructive to both homeless people themselves and others. 

Is Housing the Answer to Homelessness?

Jul 10, 2019 12:45:15 PM

Homelessness doesn't begin with a lack of housing. Most of the time, it begins with a lack of healthy relationships.

The Real Poverty of Relationships

Jun 19, 2019 8:48:23 AM

Nicholas Walker had prestige, respect, and power. But it was empty without real, loving relationships.

Healing Homeless Men through Relationship

Feb 16, 2017 10:43:53 AM

Men's Shelter staffer Joe Marsh sees homeless guests as a field ripe for harvest. God is working powerfully in their lives through relationship.

Coming Together to Find Balance

Jul 22, 2016 2:00:14 PM

UGM Camp is about having a fun experience where kids can simply be kids, but it's also about learning to take risks and build trust.

Lose the Label: Tweaker

Apr 1, 2016 4:50:57 PM

Jeff LeBlanc was heavy into meth for many years, self-described as “the tweaker of tweakers,” until he gave his life to God in jail.

Relationships: the Problem and the Cure

Apr 10, 2015 12:53:25 PM

UGM LIFE Recovery Counselor Yvonne Wilhelm discusses relationship addiction, how it manifests itself and how it's overcome.

The Cycle of "Love"

Apr 8, 2015 2:55:00 PM

UGM LIFE Recovery Counselor Yvonne Wilhelm sheds light on relationship addiction - what it is and how it affects the women at UGM.