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August 23, 2019

For my last interview, I had the pleasure of interviewing Jennifer. Her story is one that many other individuals are likely to relate to. It is the story of not quite living on the streets, but not having a secure place to live, of always being displaced.

Before her sea...

August 23, 2019

For my second interview, I had the amazing opportunity of interviewing Byron, one of our speakers at One Heart One Soul. Byron, like many other individuals, had a fairly stable home life before his season of homelessness. He had a wife, children, and a job in insurance...

August 23, 2019

It’s no secret that there are many misconceptions about homelessness. Oftentimes, some individuals are under the impression that those who are experiencing homelessness brought their situation upon themselves. Of course, that is certainly not the case. There can be mul...

August 23, 2019

The purpose of this initiative is to shine light on the variety of reasons people have entered into a season of homelessness. For nearly a decade One Heart One Soul has traveled into homeless youth drop-in centers, transitional spaces, adult emergency shelters, domesti...

April 4, 2019

Spring season is rain season, we know this. And on these rainy days we acknowledge that rain brings forth life, so we smile. We smile at strangers, we smile with our friends and even smile to ourselves! Looking for more reasons to smile? According to Psychology Today "...

March 5, 2019

Early February 2019 one of our awesome supporters connected us to Walgreens who invited to host a private silent auction for One Heart One Soul artwork. Can we say, "Hello Innovative Awareness!"? The hope was that this would bring awareness to the program and talented...

December 28, 2013

Every year I say to myself, “This may be the last year of planning UMatter…”, then here comes September with an abundance of emails and requests pouring in about the next UMatter. Before I know it I find myself in the midst of organizing, planning, running around, and...

August 2, 2013

"For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?" (Luke 14:28)

This year has truly been a year of new beginnings for many of us, including myself.  The hardest decision to make was pausing ou...

January 13, 2013

"Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you  did for me." (Matthew 25:34). Serving the community, praying and loving each one of them. This mission is like a double-edge sword in that BOTH hearts get pierced. Thos...

August 7, 2012

"Congratula​tions! We are pleased to announce that your project is one of the four outstanding grant proposals selected to be presented at the July 18th dinner salon!"...was the email received on July 10, 2012. As excited as we were to be a finalist, we knew it was tim...

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