The face of homelessness is usually panhandling. It’s the personal touching point, that gets past the statistics and numbers for many of us. Madison’s official stance is to not give money to panhandlers. So much so they spray painted a small area downtown which was the official legal “panhandling” spot. I find […]

Listening: the holy silence

I attended Dialogues on Homelessness, a terrific opportunity to learn about listening in Motivational Interviewing, and to have a cup of coffee with others. Hats off to Donna Asif for making these meetings possible. The speakers were Mia D. Croyle, MA, and Laura A. Saunders, MSSW, representing The Wisconsin Initiatve to […]