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Imagine... a movement inspired by the arts to open the eyes of Americans to the plight of their own people. Imagine, through art, music and poetry, we are shining a much needed light on our own crisis: HOMELESSNESS

Art4TheHomeless was once a blog called Colors of Ink with Blogcharm, which closed down. Nutang, became the new home of Colors of Ink and was renamed Art4TheHomeless, by a really good friend, Samantha Medd. She is now the Co-Founder of Art4TH.

Now Art4TH is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization that unites artists of all venues to promote homeless awareness in the US.

Art4TH does this through the Art4TH Webzine, a monthly online magazine that features a musician whose music plays throughout the website, a feature artist, and a feature writer while also featuring a homeless relief organization. All artists featured retain their copyrights and all of it is free. If you would like to be a featured artist, musician, or writer contact me at johnnacrider@att.net

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It's been ages
Wednesday. 4.9.08 10:19 am
Hi blog! I haven't forgotten you or my goals to help the homeless. I have been trying to stay off the streets myself. I have been at work. I work at the airport now and I love my job. I will not be able to go to college, though, unless my financial aid kicks in before my first fee is due--May the 1st. I am barely able afford to pay rent and my phone bill, and food also, but I am okay.

I stay near the Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless and see so much there. There are so many crackheads that just hand out on the corner day in and day out even when its raining! I know, I was walking from the train station home from work that night and it was a whole group of them. I hate that its a bad area, but there is nothing I can do about it. My goal helping the homeless is only helping those who want to help themselves. I don't feel sorry for any of them. They chose crack and decay, and obviously don't mind not bathing and living on the streets.

Some of them even hit on me talk about what they want to do to me. I even had one guy tell me straight up that he wants to fuck me. I told him that I wanted to kill him and left it at that. There is security where I stay at and one night when a few guys tried to follow me the guard ran them off. I stay to myself but I hate having to live in that area--but at least I have a roof over my head. I can fight, and I have almost killed before. I know how to take care of myself. I just hate that I may actually have to do it one day.

I do have a new link that I haven't put up yet. It's called Miriam's Kitchen. Miriamís Kitchen provides breakfast, case management, and transitional housing services. As part of their case management they offer After-Breakfast sessions which are "therapeutic workshops". The workshops are things like poetry, art, writing, and crafts. The purpose of these sessions is for the case workers to foster and maintain a safe environment where people feel comfortable seeking help and treatment.

You can check out their website at http://www.miriamskitchen.org/

As for college...I am not going to be able to go. SCAD is great, I went to one of their luncheons... but I just can't afford it. My financial aid has not kicked in and my matriculation fee is due on May 1 and a housing fee is due June 1. I owe the bank $413.00 it was $600.. and I have to pay that by May 31. That is more important to me. I took out the money to that place to stay. I know there is more to life than surviving, but right now I gotta survive otherwise I can't find out what else life has to offer. I gotta do what I gotta do and if that means not going to college and making my dreams come true, so be it.



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