Why Street Art?

Art — why make art on the streets with homeless people? Don’t people who are homeless have much bigger needs, like shelter, food, and clothes? Why make art? Last month I had the privilege to present in Miami at the American Art Therapy Association about this very question…

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A Time To Belong

As the holiday season approaches, many of us eagerly anticipate the joy and festivities ahead. It is a time of year often rooted in excitement and family tradition. At the same time, we are keenly aware that this time of year can also bring with it a sense of loss, sadness and loneliness for our friends on the street…

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You Met the Need! Vincent’s Story

This “meet the need” post is a bit unconventional in that our wonderful community of friends, volunteers, donors and supporters has already met this need. If you made it to our 5 Year Celebration on September 6, chances are you saw Vincent rocking a giant smile. We met Vincent on August 2, 2018, almost exactly one month after his right leg had been amputated just below the knee. But let’s rewind a bit…

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Street-Side Salon Recap: Fall 2018

I became close friends with Elisabeth Jordan as she sharpened the vision of The Human Impact and learned from first-hand experience what the people needed and what she, as the spearhead of The Human Impact, could do to provide a solution for basic needs. The need for community and long-term support network for people suffering from all kinds of illnesses was evident, as well as some more practical needs that could be provided through service or small donations.

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Want or Willing?

There is a common misperception that some people are homeless “because they want to be.” When people think this, it’s often because they’ve had a conversation with someone who is homeless in which that person has said, “I want to be out here. It’s my choice.”

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Reflections from Our Fellows, Pt 2

Our team had the privilege of working with 6 college-aged men who participated in the Dallas Fellows Program this summer. They came alongside us as we accomplish our mission of befriending the homeless and bridging the relational gap. This week, we’re sharing Zach Hughes’ reflections on working with The Human Impact team…

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Street-Side Salon Recap

Earlier this year, North Texas Honda Dealers reached out to us and asked if they could sponsor one of our Street-Side Salons. You may have heard Honda's commercials recently about giving back to their local communities through Random Acts of Helpfulness. They had read about The Human Impact in the Dallas Morning News, and wanted to come alongside us and be helpful. We quickly and gratefully said yes.

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