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Almost Home Helping Kids Move from Homelessness to Hope

ISBN-10: 1118230477
ISBN-13: 9781118230473
Edition: 2012
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Description: AcknowledgmentsPrefaceIntroductionChapter 1: Tony: A Son Struggling to Grow UpChapter 2: Muriel: A Survivor Facing Her FutureChapter 3: Abraham: Moving Forward after Foster CareChapter 4: Creionna: A Homeless Teen Mother Reaching for a New  More...

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Book details

List price: $11.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 10/5/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

AcknowledgmentsPrefaceIntroductionChapter 1: Tony: A Son Struggling to Grow UpChapter 2: Muriel: A Survivor Facing Her FutureChapter 3: Abraham: Moving Forward after Foster CareChapter 4: Creionna: A Homeless Teen Mother Reaching for a New LifeChapter 5: Darnell and Jim: A Homeless Teenager and His MentorChapter 6: Meagan: Searching for SafetyChapter 7: Tony, A Coda: Separate Paths UnitingChapter 8: What You Can Do: Steps to Help Homeless Young People ThriveEpilogue          

JONATHAN M. TISCH is co-chairman of the board and a member of the office of the president of Loews Corporation, one of the largest diversified financial holding companies in the U.S., and is also chairman and CEO of its subsidiary, Loews Hotels. Tisch also serves as chairman of NYC & Company, the cityrsquo;s tourism bureau, and helped lead the drive to revitalize downtown Manhattan after the attacks of 9/11. Additionally, Tisch holds positions as Chairman Emeritus of the United States Travel Association, a travel industry lobbying group; trustee of Tufts University; treasurer of the New York Giants football team; and a member of the Tribeca Film Institute board. The author of two books,The Power of We: Succeeding through PartnershipsandChocolates on the Pillow Arenrsquo;t Enough: Reinventing the Customer Experience,he lives in New York City KARL WEBERwrites about business and current affairs.  His books includeCreating a World Without Poverty, co-authored with Nobel Peace laureate Muhammad Yunus,The Triple Bottom Line,with sustainability expert Andrew W. Savitz, andFood Inc.,the companion to the award-winning documentary.  He lives and works in Irvington, New York.   From the Hardcover edition.

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Preface: Years to Understand the Light
Preface: Help and the Homing Instinct
Introduction
A Son Walks Alone: Paulie's Story
Arriving at Covenant House
The Costs of Not Caring
Homeless, but Graduating
A Survivor Facing Her Future: Muriel's Story
Arriving at Covenant House
Helping Trafficking Victims, Holding Exploiters Accountable
Fighting Back on Many Fronts
Moving Forward after Foster Care: Benjamin's Story
Memories of Mistreatment
Working toward Mental Health
Arriving at Covenant House
Fixing Foster Care
A Homeless Teen Mother Reaching for a New Life: Creionna's Story
Homelessness in New Orleans
Arriving at Covenant House
Help for Young Parents
A Teenager with Nowhere to Go and His Mentor: Keith's and Jim's Stories
Arriving at Covenant House
Keith's Thoughts on the Meaning of a Mentor
Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg on Fostering Resilience through Mentoring
The Power of a Presence
Searching for Safety: Meagan's Story
Arriving at Covenant House
Meagan on Her Moms and Her Future
Helping LGBTQ Youth
Separate Paths Uniting: Paulie Revisited
The Death of Decal
What You Can Do: Steps to Help Homeless Young People Thrive
Mentoring
Anti-Traffi cking Efforts
Supporting LGBTQ Youth
Advocacy Work
In the Community
What You Can Do from Your Computer
On the Home Front
Keep Us Posted
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Epilogue
Notes
Index
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