April Ballard

World Toilet Day

World Toilet Day: Housing status should not determine access to clean, safe bathrooms

Bathrooms, when sufficient, provide us the space to care for ourselves and have dignity. We need to extend this right to people experiencing homelessness in US cities.

ATLANTA—It is a typical Saturday morning in downtown Atlanta. On one block, I see about a hundred people sitting on a wall and staircase across from Hurt Park, eating meals provided by community members and organizers; perhaps the only meal many will eat that day.

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dignity for the homeless

Striving for dignity in homelessness research and outreach

"I never met a Kentuckian who wasn't either thinking about going home or actually going home."- Kentucky Senator A.B "Happy" Chandler.

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La investigación y alcance en la lucha por la dignidad de los desamparados

La investigación y alcance en la lucha por la dignidad de los desamparados

"Nunca conocí a un kentuckiano que no estuviera pensando o en regresar a casa o que ya realmente hubiera regresado a casa". - Senador de Kentucky A.B "Happy" Chandler.

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