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The art exhibit seeks to bring humanity and life to youth experiencing homelessness. Celebrating 10 years of One Heart One Soul.

December 27, 2019

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." Winston Churchill

This year we entered our 9th year of UMatter Winter Drive with a goal of providing care bags for 400 shelter beds we adopted. Our hope is always to see the power of people come toge...

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...

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