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10 Things You Need to Know to Live on the Streets

How to make the best of a traumatic transition: Learn the best bathroom options and soup kitchen schedules, carry a blanket and more.

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10. Don't go it alone! Always be part of an informal network of trust and mutual aid. Start your own organization, with homeless people themselves shaping the fight for a better life and world. Check out the Picture the Homeless Blog for news, updates and reports on homelessness in NY.

This monthly feature was conceived by writer and Nation editorial board member Walter Mosley as a kind of do-it-yourself opinion and action device, and Rae Gomes provided research. Most often "Ten Things" will offer a brief list of recommendations for accomplishing a desired political or social end, sometimes bringing to light something generally unknown. The purpose of the feature is to go to the heart of issues in a stripped-down, active and informed way. After getting a visiting expert--or everyday citizen--to construct the list, The Nation will interview that person and post a brief online version of "Ten Things," with links to relevant websites, books or other information. Readers who wish to propose ideas for "Ten Things" should e-mail  NationTenThings@gmail.comor use the e-form at the bottom of this page.

 
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