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  • Editorial: Fighting Homelessness

    Nov 12, 2019     admin   1 Comment         Film

    NOTE: This editorial was previously published in The Virginian-Pilot on December 30, 2018. I LOVE LILY. For a few days earlier this month, this sweet “Sesame Street” puppet turned our gaze to a problem hidden in plain sight in this country: family homelessness. Despite a booming economy, homelessness in the United States continues to persist and grow. After 20 years of disinvestment by the federal government in our affordable housing infrastruct...

  • Top 3 Things to Know About Homelessness & Housing Instability

    Nov 12, 2019     admin   0 Comment     News

    Family and youth homelessness is often hidden and heartbreaking and there is not enough shelter.  5,297 households with children requested shelter through the ForKids Regional Housing Crisis Hotline last year. Family homelessness looks like the young mom who had the courage to leave an abusive relationship but just can’t make enough making coffee at Starbucks. It is the 22-year-old who was granted custody of her 16-year-old sister when their pa...

  • Q & A with Director Kendrick Hopkins Jr.

    Oct 12, 2019     Belinda Elliott   3 Comments         Film

    As production on City Voices wrapped up, we sat down with the film's director Kendrick Hopkins Jr. to ask him about the documentary. How did the film come about? Being that the Goode grant/documentary is a yearly project, I always try to keep my eyes open for interesting art related stories that have a connection to Hampton Roads. Funny thing about the Norfolk Street Choir is that I first learned about it after Bryson Mortensen, who was a key figure in our...

  • Get Involved: Here’s How You Can Help

    Oct 10, 2019     Belinda Elliott   1 Comment     News

    If you’d like to assist people who are experiencing homelessness in our community, there are many ways to help. We’ve done the research for you and put together this list of the most helpful ways to get involved, along with a few “don’ts” that you should be aware of.   To help local organizations, you can donate your money, time or other resources. Donate money. Most local organizations work off of financial support from donors. It’s a go...

  • How Nadine Found Her Voice

    Oct 9, 2019     Belinda Elliott   0 Comment     Film

    Nadine F. has a beautiful voice, but she hasn’t always realized it. A native of Africa, she grew up doubting that she could sing because whenever she did, a family member stopped her. “I really thought I was bad at singing,” she said. As a teenager, she was a good dancer and decided she wanted to become a singer as well to be like pop stars that she had seen. She asked her father to send her to an academy in Africa where she could study the arts, bu...

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