A Critical Piecedrea-headshot

During the polar vortex weather event of 2019, HQ closed due to weather for the first time in its four plus years of operation. One of HQ’s core values is to be boldly transparent and Drop-In Manager, Drea McKinney sat down to share some thoughts and observations on a week when the weather posed unique challenges for everyone struggling with housing insecurity.

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mini-lockersA Trip to Social Security

“I don’t think about my vital documents super often. I’ve had a passport since I was 12 – that’s my privilege.”

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H20180906_122409ealth and Home

In the United States, about 70% of homeless Americans live without health insurance, a significant barrier to health access. We spoke to Nurse Sharon Hiemstra and Educator Tracey Fahner about the important resources they provide: first aid, education, advice and answering questions.

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Meet Megan Huxhold, a volunteer whose life has led her around the world, giving her a unique perspective around the ways we trust people, create relationships, and reach healing. From an early age, Megan was involved in creating relationships

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946835_287631551383604_1405951064_nBreathing in the Sun

I feel the sun breaking up the chill bite of the morning/ the soothing sounds of chillstep flow from my headphones/ breathing slows as the music swells/ and the cars slow/ the sun on my skin is warm now/ a golden glow/ transporting me/ sends me sliding back through my memories

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