2014 Homeless Awareness Week

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This year, One Roof is organizing several events to honor our first ever National Homeless Awareness Week, which will further our mission of educating our community about homelessness and barriers to housing and offer ways to advocate for those in housing crisis in central Alabama. Homeless Awareness week is held each year the week before Thanksgiving.  National Homeless Awareness Week will be held from November 15-23, 2014.  We invite everyone 18 years of age and older to be a part of these events!

Snacks and beverages will be provided at both events! 

One Roof is partnering with the YWCA Central Alabama and the Low Income Housing Coalition of Alabama to bring this awareness raising event to our community.

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Homeless Simulation

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 6:00 PM
Railroad Park
1600
 1st
 Avenue
South, Birmingham,
 AL 
35233

One Roof will facilitate a community-wide simulation that teaches about the systemic barriers to housing.  The simulation will be followed by a community discussion and education about how and why people become homeless.  This is a fun, engaging activity for community members ages 18 and older.

Check out this video of our Cardboard City simulation:

 

Documentary Screening

Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:00 PM
YWCA Central Alabama
309 23rd Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203

One Roof will host a screening of the documentary Storied Streets, followed by an educational session on smart solutions for what the community can do to end homelessness.  This will include opportunities to volunteer and a discussion about how the Alabama Housing Trust Fund can end homelessness by providing safe, supportive places for people to live.

Watch the trailer for the documentary below:

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