Homeless Like Me

Greg Boisselle, whom I met while reporting the Homeless Like Me project. His cousin, top right, is looking for him on the internet.

Homeless Like Me Helping to Connect Estranged Family

The best thing about being a digital journalist on the homelessness beat is that the viral nature of the internet can reconnect people with estranged family members who might be living on the streets. Here’s hoping such is the case with Greg Boisselle, whom I met while reporting the Homeless Like Me project. Boisselle told […]

Drinking Liberally Hosts “Sock It to Homelessness”

Drinking Liberally Hosts “Sock It to Homelessness”

In a fitting follow up to Bob Plain’s five part series  “Homeless Like Me,”  Drinking Liberally Providence will showcase the important work of the RI Coalition for the Homeless tomorrow night, Wednesday November 28 from 7pm – 9pm at Wild Colonial Tavern.  Participants are encouraged to bring new pairs or packages of socks to donate […]

A camp on the banks of the Providence River (Photo by Bob Plain)

Homeless Like Me: Project Doesn’t Portray Problem

Homelessness in Rhode Island, by and large, does not look like it does in the dispatches I filed during my 48 hours of living on the streets and in a shelter. In fact, the slice of homelessness that I portrayed plays to the worst stereotypes about those without homes: that they are drunks, drug addicts, […]