Homelessness can happen to anyone

Tonight in America more than half a million people are homeless.

in America

Anyone can become homeless in America.
We desperately need more housing.

You watched our film about Homelessness and want to know more. There are many ways you can help. Please choose an option that suits you. Every little act of kindness helps.

Donna's Story

Donna was on the streets for 6 years, and as of very recently she has been helped by a charity called ‘Sisters on the Streets’ to get into low cost housing.

Find a place to stay

The Homeless Shelter Directory is the most complete list of homeless shelters in the United States. It contains the contact details of more than 3,000 homeless shelters.

The Homeless Shelter Directory is the best site we could find when it comes to listing shelters, soup kitchens, rent assistance and other resources.

Kristina's Story

Kristina was passed around between family members and foster care until she turned 18. When she aged out of the system she found herself with nowhere to go and no-one to turn to.

Donate to a shelter

A lack of funding for shelters means more and more families are living in their cars or on the streets.

The shelters need our help right now. If we don’t help them, there’s no one else coming. Please help with any donation you can afford. The links below will take you to a donation page on the shelter’s website where you can donate directly to your chosen shelter.

Click the city name below to see a list of shelters in that city that we know are doing good work and desperately need your help

Los Angeles     San Fransisco     Seattle     Detroit     Philadelphia     New York      Boston 

Los Angeles

San Francisco & Santa Clara




New York


What else can I do to help?

This is one of the reasons it is so difficult to get back into housing if you lose your job. Please petition your Senator to make it easier for people to get low income housing.

About the Movie

Sonja Phillips is a writer and director based between London and Los Angeles. She has been successfully working in broadcast and commercials for the past 20 years.

Her drama debut, The Knickerman (2005), won her best film at the L.A. Short Film Festival, and led to the creation of Andsome Films, her own production platform. She repeated her success with her second fiction short The Pond.

Since driving aid to Bosnia during the war, Sonja has continued her humanitarian work raising donations for the refugees in Calais and cooking in homeless shelters in England.

After moving to Los Angeles, Sonja volunteered with outreach workers on Skid Row and the encampments in the valley, and after hearing harrowing personal stories from the women, she was compelled to raise awareness to how easy it is to lose everything and just how dangerous it is sleeping out on the streets.

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