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Preview & Purchase Our CD: GIVE US YOUR POOR Give US Your Poor Album

This CD has exclusive new tracks by Bruce Springsteen & Pete Seeger, Jon Bon Jovi, Mario Frangoulis, Buffalo Tom, Natalie Merchant, & more in collaboration with currently or formerly homeless musicians on benefit CD to fight homelessness.

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Our Values

  • Interconnectedness: We are all connected (economically, politically, spiritually, environmentally) and there is collective self interest in a healthy community
    • The value the power of art (film, music, photography, etc.) to connect
  • Partnerships: We wish to complement the efforts of other homeless organizations, never compete with them for attention or dollars
  • Non-partisan and/or Bi-partisan in All Approaches
  • Inclusion:
    • Homeless people are the true experts of homelessness and need to have a consistent role in informing and participating in our work
    • Inclusiveness in ideas and approaches
  • Valuing the whole Person: We see the homeless person as whole person, not just a person in need, but someone to be part of the solutions and equally responsible for outcomes
  • True Partnership: We look to benefit our partners (non profit, for profit, government, celebrities, homeless, educators) wherever possible
  • Innovation: Innovative approaches need to be fostered and promoted whenever possible to speed existing solutions to aspects of homelessness, and find new ones (testing and promoting out of the box approaches and partnerships including profit based solutions)
  • Systems thinking: Solutions to homelessness that include the whole system and are sustainable, cost effective, humane, inclusive
  • American tradition: Our approach looks to build on the American tradition of innovation, and inclusiveness at our best moments historically (e.g., World War II, The Revolution, Civil Rights Movement). This is done with full awareness of the globalized world we live in the 21st century