Tonight in America more than half a million people are homeless.
Perhaps you have seen our film and want to know how you can help. There are many ways you can get involved, not only financial. So please do as much or as little as you can.
Every action counts. Every act of kindness helps.
Donna tells us about her love of photography and animals growing up. Little did she know what would happen to her when life threw her a curveball.
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 loved music and spending time at the beach as a child. When her parents died she was passed around family members and care homes.
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
San Francisco & Santa Clara
The situation is such that if we are going to find solutions, we’re going to have to find them for ourselves.
It is no longer enough to sit back and complain that someone else needs to fix things. It’s time to come together, step forward as one and make change happen.
Click the city name below to see a list of organisations in that city that we know are doing good work and will welcome your involvement
Los Angeles organisations
New York organisations
The credit system in America is failing its people. Without a good credit rating you can’t rent anywhere to live. If you can’t find somewhere to live, you end up on the streets.
This is one of the reasons it is so difficult to get back into housing if you ever get into debt or lose your job.
Please petition your Senator to make it easier for people to get affordable low income housing.
Use the button below to find out your senator’s email address
Now you have their contact details, use them. We’ve put together an example of what you might like to write to your senator. Feel free put your own spin on this, or lift it as is.
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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