Why We’re Here
Beat of the Street is a forum where real people can share their real experiences with homelessness. We created the newspaper so that members of our community who often go unheard can share their stories and insights. Through our efforts, we hope to offer opportunities of empowerment along the way.
While homelessness is a struggle many are faced with in the Hartford region, we believe it can be ended through dialogue, collaboration and empathy. But we don’t have all the answers - we see Beat of the Street as the beginning of a conversation on how to improve our community, not the end of it.
Monthly Archives: June 2011
By Joan Artis Dear New Britain Housing Authority, For several months, close friends of mine have gone to you to try to get housing. They have told me how hard it is to deal with you. They complain you do … Continue reading
By Linda Prout My name is Linda and I have lived through the agony of watching a loved one experience homelessness in Hartford. Actually, it has been much more than watching… it has been hurting, fearing, praying, loving, crying, wondering … Continue reading
By Nathan Fox That’s right. My cousin Craig, 45, is currently homeless. But who am I, and why am I telling you this? My name is Nathan Fox, and I’m passionate about fighting the social phenomena we call homelessness, both … Continue reading
By Joan Artis Because our economy is so bad, it is causing more and more people to become homeless. This is America and we should be helping our own people, not all the other countries. There are many types of … Continue reading