Another Voice PhotoAnother Voice features thoughts and perspectives from a guest columnist who supports SEARCH’s mission. You will hear from a variety of voices: kids who are planning their own volunteer projects from home, teens who intern at SEARCH, seniors who help in the kitchen, young professionals who are taking action in our City, and staff who work directly with our SEARCH clients.

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Getting, Not Just Giving, Something Back

Anthea Page

Anthea PageTruth be told, before I started volunteering for SEARCH (nearly a year ago now), I’m not sure that I thought too much about the homeless, probably like the next person. That’s not to say I had no compassion for people living on the streets. I’m from England and we do have people who live on the streets there too, to be sure, and on the streets of all our towns and cities, not just London. There, Big Issue sellers are a familiar sight. Originally set up by Body Shop founder Anita Roddick, the Big Issue is a national, weekly magazine with high production and editorial values, partly written and produced by homeless and recently homeless people, and sold on the streets by the homeless or those at risk of homelessness. Read More

Homelessness and the High School Student: How Do they Relate?

Abby Blachman

Abby BlachmanI, like many before me, and, many after me, play a difficult balancing act that has come to be known as “being a teenager.” There was a time not so long ago when I was trying to handle finishing my junior year with strong grades, and getting my resume in order for college applications. After exploring a couple of options that might fit my intereste for a summer internship, I decided to pursue an internship with SEARCH. Read More