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.
Category Archives: Issue 3 – May 2011
By Joan Artis Let me tell you what the Beat of the Street newspaper is about. We are a volunteer-based group of people - some of us are homeless and some of us work for organizations that help homeless people. But … Continue reading
By Joan Artis HUD/VASH is a joint program between the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that provides stable and independent housing to veterans who experience homelessness. The program requirements … Continue reading
By Jhon Pacheco A recent visit to the Immaculate Conception Homeless Shelter made me come to the realization that on the sur-face, reality is a perspective. Just a couple of weeks ago reality was returning to Miami to a world … Continue reading
By Harry Mitchell Harry Mitchell Hello and a happy spring to all of you loyal beat readers. If you’re anything like me, I’ll bet you’re glad to see the warm weather emerging with it’s April showers and May flowers blooming. … Continue reading
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