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Category Archives: Home Free

Home Free Series

You can watch the Home Free trailer and the entire 12 episode first season below. HOME FREE The Promo HOME FREE is a documentary web series that explores answers to the crisis of homelessness, and how Sarasota, once named the meanest city in the country to homeless people, is seeking ways to overcome this challenge. …

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Home Free SRQ

You can watch the Home Free trailer and the entire 12 episode first season below. HOME FREE The Promo HOME FREE is a documentary web series that explores answers to the crisis of homelessness, and how Sarasota, once named the meanest city in the country to homeless people, is seeking ways to overcome this challenge. …

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Michelle’s Story

Michelle’s struggle with homelessness has been a long one, building on an already difficult life of abuse and addiction. In spite of the traumas she has faced in life, and those that she continually faces, she is a gracious and caring soul who is trying to create a better life for herself and for the …

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What If We Develop a Tiny House Hamlet?

Since the launch of the 2050 Comprehensive Plan, there have been no developments that have fully utilized the overlay to its greatest potential. Part of the issue is that the 2050 Plan calls for greater risk to the developers to achieve fiscal neutrality due to the costs of “business as usual” development. However, part of …

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Are Addiction and Homelessness the Diseases or the Symptoms of Something Bigger?

Historically, where alcoholism and drug addiction are intertwined with homelessness, Sarasota has been quick to criminalize those who have been seized by the epidemic, and many continue to judge their condition as a moral failing. Regardless of what any experts may have to say, there are those who feel that people that sleep fitfully on …

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It’s Hard To Be Homeless

It is hard to be homeless. For anyone who thinks that homeless people don’t work, I encourage them to attempt 24 hours of living on the streets. It is difficult to get a good night’s sleep while lying on the ground. It is a challenge to find a place to rest without being accosted or …

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The Answer to Homelessness Is Radical Pragmatism

Although I set out to shine a light on the homeless situation in Sarasota, which I will continue to do, I believe that the circumstances surrounding the growing rate of the transient population is as much a symptom of our societal mentality as it is a direct result of the decisions made by those affected. …

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The Labyrinth of the Unbroken Path

The Labyrinth of the Unbroken Path is a mobile, ever-evolving art gallery based on a variety of cultural paradigms and series of steps toward personal and community development. The travelling steps, produced by Steve McAllister, Amy Kern, Van Jazmin, Miranda Massey, and Chris McKenzie, are inspired by a myriad of history’s greatest thinkers, creating an intercultural journey into …

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