Being homeless in any situation is tough. However; in Russia it might be a completely different challenge. The annual report of Russia’s largest homeless organization said the following: “There is no truly accessible and efficient system of state assistance for those who have become homeless in Russia. We know that no one is insured against… Read More Homeless in Russia: Who Are They and Will They Freeze to Death?
Working in housing and homelessness the last 10 years has allowed me to meet amazing and inspiring people. I have met people selling homeless newspapers in Hannover, Germany, leaders in Portland, Oregon, real estate developers in Arizona, advocates in Scotland. Every day, I meet people who give their life’s to helping those who have the… Read More The Saint for the Homeless of St. Petersburg Russia: Igor Antonov-
One of the most interesting things I found about Nochlezhka and their organization was the night bus. As the annual report said, “ Going back from the street to a stable life requires a lot of effort. To start homeless people need to eat, otherwise they simply will have no energy to get their papers… Read More Homeless in Russia: Saving Life’s with the Night Bus:
I stepped out of the cab to meet my guide. He was a few minutes late. My mustache and beard froze within 2 minutes where my breath came out. Welcome to a hard-Russian freeze. I visited St. Petersburg in March as they were experiencing a cold-snap which made me reconsider my visit. My guide walked… Read More Homeless in Russia: The Start of The Largest Homeless Non-Profit: