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DignityMoves Origin

The Homelessness Crisis -Bad to Worse -The Birth of Dignity Moves

Prior to COVID there were 151,278 people homeless in California.  In one of the wealthiest places in the world, this is fundamentally unacceptable.    Those 151,278 people spend their days figuring out how to get their next meal and shower; they cannot possibly go find jobs and apartments while living on the streets.  Unfortunately, this problem is about to get much, much worse. 

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From Leadership | Smoke Wallin

My Why… A Journey of Discovery and Commitment to DignityMoves.Org

I moved to the LA area from Indianapolis at the start of 2018.  While I frequently visited and had business in CA for many years, the level and extent of the homelessness crisis did not become front of mind for me, until this move.  

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DignityMoves Origin

The Homelessness Crisis -Bad to Worse -The Birth of Dignity Moves

We are facing a homelessness crisis in California that is about to explode. How is this possible in one of the richest states in one of the richest countries of the world? It’s because our standards for the definition of “housing” are too limited. There are several rungs missing on the housing “ladder.” 

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