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No Excuses! The Homeless Entrepreneur | Philadelphia , Pennsylvania | Huffington Post

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA — Jason Mercado is homeless and currently lives in a homeless shelter with over 40 others. He is one of the many tragedies of this hard economy who has entered into the realm of the impoverished. However, “down” he may be, but “out” he certainly isn’t. On that day Jason told me about the business he had started — “Just Cookies.”

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Homeless Youths See Dreams On A Broadway Stage | New York | New York Times

NEW YORK — “I was this little black girl growing up in Brooklyn dreaming about singing on a world stage,” Ms. Jenkins said. “I was lucky enough to have parents who helped nurture that dream.”

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With A Hyundai And Strong Will, Homeless Woman, 40, Graduates From College | Manatee , Florida | Bay News 9

MANATEE, FLORIDA — Shawna Machado studied at coffee shops, slept in parking lots and sometimes showered at school. In the end, she earned a college degree. For two years, Machado, 40, has been homeless after losing a well-paying job at a doctor’s office. She was let go shortly after the economy tanked. She didn’t have a degree to fall back on.

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Homeless, Abandoned Teen Bound For Harvard University | Lawndale , North Carolina | FOX 19 News

LAWNDALE, NORTH CAROLINA — 18 year old Dawn Loggins has an amazing story to tell. She has been homeless, abandoned by her parents, and called a high school dropout. But she didn’t let those challenges stop her from living her dream of one day attending an Ivy League University. She was accepted to Harvard University. She said her motivation came from her experiences.

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Homeless Count Reveals Uptick In People On The Street In The Bronx, But Watchdogs Claim Figures Even Higher | Bronx , New York | New York Daily News

BRONX, NEW YORK — The street homeless population of the Bronx has spiked, according to an annual survey by the Bloomberg administration. The 2012 Homeless Outreach Street Population Estimate found 169 homeless people on the streets of the Boogie Down, a 47% increase over last year, officials announced recently. Meanwhile, the homeless population of the subway system jumped 28%, from 1,275 to 1,634, and the citywide total rose 23%, from 2,648 to 3,262.

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Homeless Girl Makes It To Harvard | North Carolina | Gaston Gazette

NORTH CAROLINA — Dawn was excited, but she didn’t jump up and down. She didn’t yell. “I’ve learned over the years not to get my hopes up because I’ve been let down so much,” she said. “It makes disappointment easier to handle.” She’s been through years of broken promises.

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Homelessness Rising Dramatically In Twin Cities Suburbs | Twin Cities , Minnesota | Star Tribune

TWIN CITIES, MINNESOTA — A problem once confined largely to the core cities has silently spread due to foreclosures, job loss and mental illness. Shelters are overflowing. The waiting list at Anoka County’s only homeless shelter — a 20-bed facility — hit an all-time high of 80 recently. That didn’t include suburbanites who preferred sleeping at rest stops, couch-hopping or spending the night freezing in cars.

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A Heart Shattered By A Glimpse Into Autism | Canton , Ohio | CNN Health

CANTON, OHIO — Then he asked me to buy him some food and gloves. I thought about what to say. I knew he would have a hard time understanding: I don’t have any money. My family is struggling to survive each day. I was trying to figure out how to explain to him that I couldn’t help, but I was at a loss for words.

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Event Shows That Homelessness Defies Stereotypes | Indianapolis , Indiana | IndyStar.com

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA — “Just because they’re well-dressed and clean-cut doesn’t mean they’re not homeless. Not everybody who is homeless lives directly on the street,” she said. “I consider couch-surfing as homelessness.”

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Homeless In Santa Fe | Santa Fe , New Mexico | Santa Fe Reporter

SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO — It’s easy to characterize homeless people as those who made egregious errors such as neglecting to save their money or becoming addicted to drugs. But Janet used her savings to move to Santa Fe with the promise of a job—only to find, when she arrived, that someone else had taken the position

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