Link to Save the Chidren           Web Site

"Sign sign everywhere a sign...saying don't do this, don't do that."

Truth is stranger than fiction

A review of homelessness in 50 cities found that in
virtually every city, the city's official estimated number 
of homeless people greatly exceeded the number of
emergency shelter and transitional housing spaces
National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty,




Research indicates that 40% 
of  homeless men have

served in the armed forces

National Coalition for the Homeless



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Lay in the open

in front of God

in front of the State

it is safe here not hiding

sleeping in the open

on the street

in front of God




Their things...their stuff is so important...alone without anything and swirling around the drain on the wrong

side of rock bottom...I need a basket to put my scraps

in...a cart to push my bags and blankets around in...

a bag to carry my life...for I am a bag lady


You like to shop too don't you?  Have things?  Even

here in the street she said...I want my things with me.


Infanticide 333


In Their Own Words
Poems and words from the streets


Sins of the Fathers


The Throwaway Child


All created by

Benford E. Standley


Well you've cracked the sky, scrapers fill the air. 
But will you keep on building higher 
'til there's no more room up there? 
Will you make us laugh, will you make us cry? 
Will you tell us when to live, will you tell us when to die? 

I know we've come a long way, 
We're changing day to day, 
But tell me, where do the children play?

Cat Stevens



I know we've come a long way, 
We're changing day to day, 
But tell me, where do the children play?

Crackdown Demanded on Skid Row Camps

A group of downtown Los Angeles civic leaders and residents on Monday said the growing homeless
population on skid row is a public health and safety CATASTROPHE and proposed that the city
enact an anti-encampment ordinance and other measures to improve conditions...the number of
homeless living in SQUALOR on downtown streets--many with severe mental illnesses and addictions --has reached CRISIS PROPORTIONS and is threatening downtown's economic revitalization.

We see figures that run from 15,000 to 30,000 homeless live on the 50 square blocks of downtown's
skid row.

In Their Own Words
Poems by Runaway Youth

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Homeless words 
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Down and Out in LA
The National Coalition for the Homeless