Category Homelessness

Thursday Statistics (07/09)

This past Thursday we were a group of eleven volunteers and welcomed two more Ticos into our group. We are really happy to see the number of locals increasing in our program! We started off at the usual place Bairro California and walked around the city skipping the Red District zone to avoid…

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One small gesture goes a long way.

I thought I could not make a difference, that the problems the homeless face were too big for me to handle, but then I went out on the Outreach Program and realised that one small gesture can turn the life of a homeless around… Just like watching our volunteers make a difference inspires…

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Thursday Statistics (31/08)

This past Thursday we were a group of 8 volunteers and welcomed two more newbies into our group! We started off at the usual place in the AMPM in Bairro California and walked around the city according to hints we would get from the people we talked to of where there would be…

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The Unseen Correlation Between Homeless Youth and Human Trafficking

Human trafficking and exploitation have been around for thousands of years, but in this era that we live now of globalisation it is undeniable that the problem has intensified immensely. Therefore, now more than ever, it is the time to consider why for decades activists and legislators have fought to end human trafficking…

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Thursday Statistics (24/08)

Last thursday we were a group of 12 volunteers despite the rainy day. We started at our usual spot where we struggled to carry all the donations we had that day. We had “arroz con atún”, noodle soups, sleeping bags, sandwiches, orange juice, té frío, shoes, clothes and toiletries! Also, because we were…

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Thursday Statistics

Last Thursday we were a large group of ten volunteers. We met a good majority of the people at our starting point, the AMPM in Barrio de la California, and continued through the Zona Roja, down to Avenida Central. In total we gave out food, drinks and clothes to thirty-three people; three children…

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Thursday Statistics

Last Thursday we gave sandwiches, drinks and clothes to 33 people living in San José’s streets. Fourteen of those were over the age of 30, five people were between 24-29 years of age, ten young people were between the age of 18-23, and four children under the age of 18. One of those…

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Street Outreach Statistics

Last Thursday we stuck to our usual route through the centre of San José, starting from Parque Nacional and passing through Calle Central. In total, we encountered twenty-three people, of which twenty were over the age of 30, two were between the ages of 18-26, and the last person we met was a young…

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Counting the Cost

Here is a great article written by one of our advisers, Steven Procopio, for the Boston Pride Guide 2017. Steven founded the first freestanding program to serve commercially sexually exploited boys and adolescent males in the United States, and highlights some well-informed and expert points that also ring true among boys that have been commercially…

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“They Almost Killed Me”: Elisa’s Story

Last night, as we do every Thursday, volunteers headed out onto the streets of San Jose to offer assistance to those who were in need of food, drink, clothing, or just somebody to talk to. We encountered 23 people in total: three young people between the ages of 18-23, one 24-29 year old,…

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