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  • INNOVATE, Part I

    INNOVATE, Part I

    Westerners have a knack for new and innovative thinking, as this special issue of HCN shows.

  • Pulling an Everett Ruess

    Pulling an Everett Ruess

    When you're out of work and homeless, it's inspiring to remember young wanderers like Everett Ruess, even if he never returned from his mysterious sojourn in the canyon country of Utah.

  • Slumdog U.S.A.

    Slumdog U.S.A.

    Most Americans associate slums with places like Mumbai, India. But they exist here, too.

  • Tarp Nation

    Tarp Nation

    Throughout the West, tent cities and shantytowns with names like Taco Flat have sprung up to house the poor and dispossessed.

  • Tent cities and what they tell us

    Tent cities and what they tell us

    Most Americans associate slums with places like Mumbai, India, but all over the West, tent cities and shantytowns are springing up to house the dispossessed.

  • The teenagers we're not helping

    The teenagers we're not helping

    The West's gay teenagers are too often ignored -- abandoned by their families to live on the streets or in overcrowded homeless shelters.

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