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.
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Where to get warm when there’s no place to go By Nathan Fox Winter: The most wonderful time of the year. Whether it be the holiday gifts, loved ones, hot cocoa, or beautiful snowy days, there’s something about winter in … Continue reading
By Charles M. I am pretending that my disease (alcohol) wrote me a letter. It said very nasty things. so I am writing back. Dear Disease, I’ve been waiting to here from you. Where the f#*k have you been? It’s … Continue reading
By Anonymous If the youth are our future, we can look forward to great progress in the world of homeless policy. Two of my friends and I recently attended the 2nd annual Youth Homelessness Summit at Classical Magnet School in … Continue reading
By Harry Mitchell Hello to all my potential future loyal readers of the beat. Please allow me to introduce myself and my column to you. My name is Harry A. Mitchell. However, on the street I am also known as … Continue reading
By Anonymous Budget cutters in the Congress have sharpened their axes, and are striking a major blow to the federal budget. Unless reversed, slashed funding levels for housing and other critical programs THIS YEAR will result in hundreds of thousands … Continue reading