You can’t say Black Lives Matter and let homelessness fester
Tom is an MIT graduate who was homeless, living in a a tent in the woods, when the Jewish Family Service of Metrowest (JFS), reached out to help.
“There are people, some of whom have mental illness, who are vulnerable to influence by the trends that are occurring around them in society.”
“It never dawned on me what it must be like to be homeless and have your period.”
“None of my friends had ever given directly to a homeless person. I wanted to change that.”
To date, Warm Winters has engaged over 500 youth volunteers, who have provided more than 32,500 items of warm clothing, new socks and personal care products to our homeless community members across the United States, with an impact value of $900,000 so far.
More than 1,000 people in Great Britain donated food and other goods made in Israel to homeless shelters.
In Leonard Fein’s neighborhood, there is a problem of “unsavory” individuals hanging around. But who are they and can we help them?
Lakewood is the fastest-growing town in New Jersey and is also home to the largest homeless encampment in the state. The tent city has been a controversial topic in town for years, but with the influx of Orthodox Jews, a debate about poverty, politics and fairness has split the community.
The umbrella body for Jewish public policy groups joined other religious organizations in asking Congress to provide $1 billion to the National Housing Trust Fund.