Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day Music – Song #113

The Youngbloods “Get Together”

The Youngbloods were an American rock band consisting of Jesse Colin Young (vocals, bass), Jerry Corbitt (guitar), Lowell Levinger, nicknamed “Banana” (guitar and electric piano), and Joe Bauer (drums). Despite receiving critical acclaim, they never…

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Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day Music – Song #110

John Weldon “J. J.” Cale was an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Though he deliberately avoided the limelight his influence as a musical artist has been widely acknowledged by figures such as Mark Knopfler, Neil…


Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day Music – Song #109

The Hollies are an English pop/rock group, best known for their pioneering and distinctive three-part vocal harmony style. The Hollies became one of the leading British groups of the 1960s and into the mid 1970s….


Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day Music – Song #108

“Almost Home” is a song co-written and recorded by American country music singer Craig Morgan. It was released in November 2002 the second single from his album I Love It. The song was Morgan’s first…


Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day Music – Song #107

I listened to and enjoyed this song for years before discovering the real message that Phil Collins conveys in this tune regarding homelessness. As it turns out, this was his second hit that he wrote and…


Homeless Persons Memorial Day Music – Song #106

Robben Ford is an American blues, jazz, and rock guitarist. He was a member of the L.A. Express and has collaborated with Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, George Harrison, Larry Carlton and Kiss. Ford was born…


Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day Music – Song #105

  Pearl Jam is an American rock band from Seattle , Washington. The band’s line-up consists of Eddie Vedder (lead vocals), Mike McCready (lead guitar), Stone Gossard (rhythm guitar), Jeff Ament (bass) and Matt Cameron…


SSA Benefits Are Essential

By: Tim Houchen May 8, 2018 I think that most homeless advocates in Orange County will agree, it’s difficult to watch as members of our homeless community suffer in place while the leaders of our…


OC’s Painless Solution for Ending Homelessness

February 6, 2018 By: Tim Houchen On December 6, 1994, The County of Orange filed the largest municipal bankruptcy ever in the U.S. After 22 years of paying-off the debt that averaged approximately $68 million…


Top 30 Myths About Homelessness and The Realities

Myths are widely held thoughts or beliefs that are not generally true. Beyond just being misinformation, myths and misperceptions are born of ignorance and often create negative attitudes and even prejudice. This is most often the…



What is a Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness?

The homeless population was once assumed to be largely urban, suffering from mental illness, and unable to live independently. The solution was to manage homelessness through the creation of emergency shelters, transitional housing, and other…


What is a Continuum of Care or a CoC?

A Continuum of Care (CoC) is a regional or local planning body that coordinates housing and services funding for homeless families and individuals. In 2007, 461 CoCs submitted application for federal homeless assistance funds in…


Andrew Do Caught in “Homeless Crackhouse” Scandal

Just in case you have not yet seen the now infamous video that recently caught County Supervisor Andrew Do saying that giving homes to homeless people would be like giving them “crack houses,” there’s a…