Voices from the Street: Truths about Homelessness from Sisters of the Road

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Voices from the Street is a candid, guided exploration of homelessness poignant and powerful. The book aspires beyond mere literary voyeurism. Taken from over 500 interviews with those experiencing homelessness, Voices from the Street: Truths about Homelessness from Sisters of the Road is an exploration of their narratives with photographs and family maps. Monica Beemer, executive director of Sisters of the Road, explains, Our hope is that we will build a sense of community, relationship, compassion, and awareness. This book connects readers to individuals, not to ideas, theories, or politics real individuals whose stories and thoughts will enrich readers lives.

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Operating their groundbreaking cafe in Portland, Oregon, Sisters of the Road has worked side-by-side with the homeless and low-income community for over 26 years. Their nonviolent philosophy and innovative approach have made them a closely-watched, influential community leader.

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"Both depressing and inspirational. All my colleagues in Congress and other public policymakers should read it!" --U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio, 4th District Oregon

"An extraordinary and very moving book. There is not one word of hokum in it. It will break your heart, yet it offers solid hope. Just look at the 'maps' drawn by homeless people of their family, their human relationships. You'll have, in ten minutes, a great, unforgettable picture of human pride, fear, loneliness, and longing." --Ursula K. Le Guin, winner of a National Book Award and Pushcart Prize

"Read this beautiful chronicle of Sisters of the Road customers the crossroads of transient Portland street life for three decades." --Gus Van Sant, director of Good Will Hunting and Finding Forrestor

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