Senseless Violence - National Coalition for the Homeless

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SENSELESS VIOLENCE: A Survey of Hate Crimes/Violence against the Homeless in 2012

A Report From

National Coalition for the Homeless www.nationalhomeless.org

 

2| Hate Crimes Against the Homeless

Acknowledgement Many thanks to the staff, fellows, interns and volunteers at the National Coalition for the Homeless for preparing this report. Cover Photo by Lee Jeffries. Lee Jeffries is a photographer living in the United Kingdom whose powerful

and haunting portraits of homeless people have gained worldwide attention. The individuals photographed by Mr. Jeffries transcend the role of subjects, making each portrait a personal statement to the viewer – at times defiant, pleading or proud. The portrait series includes homeless people in the United States and Europe.   We are grateful to Mr. Jeffries for the use of one such photograph for our cover. You can see more of his work at leejeffries.co.uk. Tessa Bay, Student Intern, George Washington University, Class of 2015 Brian Brazeau, Student Intern, College of the Holy Cross, Class of 2015, Worcester, MA Sean Cononie, Homeless Voice, COSAC Foundation, Hollywood, FL Lois Cross, Homeless Voice, COSAC Foundation, Hollywood, FL Kristina Dimeska, Student Intern, American University Allison Dinmore, Student Fellow, University of the Pacific Law School, Sacramento, CA Jerry Jones, Executive Director, National Coalition for the Homeless Lizette Landa, Student Intern, California State University-Fullerton Brian Levin, Dir., Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism, CA State University, San Bernardino Hannah Gisness, Student Intern, George Washington University, Class of 2014 Sahana Malik, Student Intern, University of Michigan, Class of 2013 Richard Martinez, Student Intern, Externado University of Columbia, Class of 2013 Sylvia Precht-Rodriguez, Student Intern, Vanderbilt University, Class of 2015 Adam C. Sloane, Esq. Mayer, Brown, Rowe, & Maw LLP Sidney Stern Memorial Trust Michael Stoops, Director of Community Organizing, National Coalition for the Homeless Mark Targett, Homeless Voice, COSAC Foundation, Hollywood, FL

3| Hate Crimes Against the Homeless The National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH), founded in 1982, works to bring about the social change necessary to prevent and end homelessness, as well as to protect the rights of people affected by this issue. NCH achieves this by engaging our membership in policy advocacy, capacity building, and sharing solutions to homelessness with the greater community. NCH is a national network of people who are currently and formerly homeless, activists and advocates, service providers, and others committed to ending homelessness. NCH is committed to creating the systemic and attitudinal changes necessary to prevent and mitigate homelessness; but also, in working to meet the immediate needs of people who are currently experiencing homelessness.

Senior Management, Washington, DC Headquarters Jerry Jones Executive Director

Brian Parks Director of National Service Programs

Megan Hustings Director of Operations

Michael Stoops Director of Community Organizing

Board of Directors John Parvensky, President Colorado Coalition for the Homeless Denver, CO

Bob Erlenbusch Sacramento Regional Coalition to End Homelessness Sacramento, CA

Phoebe Nelson Women’s Resource Center of North Central Washington Wenatchee, WA

Joe Finn, Vice President Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance Boston, MA

Chandra Crawford Kennett Square, PA

Diane Nilan Hear US, Inc. Naperville, IL

Jeremy Haile, Treasurer Washington, DC

Brian Davis Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless Cleveland, OH

Barbara Anderson, Secretary Haven House Services Jeffersonville, IN

Laura Hansen Coalition to End Homelessness Fort Lauderdale, FL

Ed Shurna Chicago Coalition for the Homeless Chicago, IL

Alan Ban