Part of A.D.’s goal is to raise awareness of the issues of homelessness and poverty. We want the public to know that these are average people like the rest of us and all are deserving of our help and compassion. So, as we meet new people, we will be documenting and capturing their story. We will post a story about one person every week, starting Monday the 3rd. Many thanks to John Borders, a soldier at Ft Sam who has agreed to be our photographer for this project and is willing to share his time and skills to further our cause. Continue Reading
One of A.D’s next projects will be a Co-Op daycare (Little Hands) that will afford working single parent families (and those that are simply lacking in financial resources) an opportunity to utilize childcare that would otherwise be out of their reach Continue Reading
Many of the families and individuals that have the misfortune of finding themselves homeless in this city tend not to have been set there by the traditionally perceived reasons for homelessness, substance abuse and mental illness. Many of the people in this situation today were already living paycheck to paycheck in a state where Rick Perry boasts to have created so many jobs for his constituents he called it a “Texas Miracle”. Yet our great state also boasts the highest percentage of workers employed at minimum wage jobs. In the entire country, only Mississippi who is tied with TX, has such a dismal distinction.
The path to homelessness is a seemingly-fast and incredibly painful one. It humbles and shames the proudest, and tests the limits of faith and strength for even the most pious. Continue Reading
Yay!! We added a new page called “What You Can Do” This will hopefully make it a lot easier for people to volunteer and help out. There is a list of ALL the things we need help with. So, now all you have to do is go down the list, find something you want to do and fill out the short form at the bottom of the page and we will be in contact with you shortly!
This is a picture by an amazing artist, Lee Jeffries, who was gracious enough to allow us to use his work to further our cause. To see more of his work click here Lee Jeffries