Selected resources from the library's holdings.
Every homeless person is an individual with his or her own story.
Learn how the causes of poverty and homelessness arise from complex social forces.
Meet teens who face not only the challenges of adolescence but the struggles of broken homes, addiction and homelessness.
No one is too young to experience homelessness. See this world through a child's eyes.
See homelessness as depicted in both movies and gripping real-life stories.
Why should we care? How can we help?
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Directories of support organizations in Pittsburgh.
- Allegheny County Department of Human Services
Pennsylvania 2-1-1 Southwest
Pennsylvania 2-1-1 Southwest, the free human service hotline operated by United Way, is professionally staffed 24/7 in Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler, Fayette and Westmoreland counties. Call 211 (or 888-553-5778) for help with human services and community resources.
Homeless Law Blog
A law librarians' compilation of information about how law applies uniquely to homeless people. Topics include: privacy in public places, police treatment, going to court, protecting possessions, dying without identification, and much more.
National Coalition for the Homeless
National advocacy organization working to end homelessness. Provides information on homelessness and related issues, as well as links to local and state agencies.
National Alliance to End Homelessness
The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a nonpartisan, mission-driven organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness in the United States.
National Resource Center on Homelessness and Mental Illness
Trainings, publications, bibliographies, referral lists, fact sheets and resource library.
Red, White & Blue Book
The National Survey of Programs and Services for Homeless Families: The Red, White, and Blue Book is an online resource for service providers, advocates, researchers, and public policy makers working in the field of family homelessness.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Homelessness Resource Exchange
This site contains information for those people assisting persons who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
United States Interagency Council on the Homeless
Here visitors can learn about the details of this plan and consider statistics on homelessness.