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News

Toronto's Homeless Shelter System Is Not Working

'There is no hope for many people, no end. It's just one place to the next, the same goddamn routine every single day.'
Jake Kivanc
3.9.16
News

How New York's Homeless Lived Through This Weekend's Blizzard

Outreach workers attempted to get the city's most vulnerable citizens to safety, but some homeless people say the system was more accommodating.
John Surico
1.25.16
Stuff

For Homeless Women, Having a Period Isn't a Hassle, It's a Nightmare

As long as sanitary ware is classified as a "nonessential" and "luxury" item, and isn't given out for free like condoms, homeless women may be forced to shoplift for tampons and towels, or resort to using tissue from McDonald's toilets.
Maya Oppenheim
1.23.15
Travel

Flagstaff, Arizona, Is Giving Panhandlers Coupons to Stop Them from Buying Drugs

Flagstaff, Arizona, is trying to combat panhandling by giving homeless people coupon booklets called "Better Bucks." I tried them out to see if they were all they were cracked up to be.
Troy Farah
10.7.14
VICE News

A Chinese Multimillionaire Duped New York's Homeless

Things turned ugly when a Chinese multimillionaire screwed over a bunch of disadvantaged New Yorkers.
VICE Staff
6.29.14
Stuff

How to Survive Being Rescued from Sex Trafficking

It's now illegal in Alaska to induce a minor to work as a sex worker, but in the 1990s, Alaska's foster-care system repeatedly took away my money, forcing me to work as a sex worker—and my situation wasn't uncommon.
Tara Burns
6.7.14