I received a call around midnight that there was a homeless family living in a tent in a city park. Today, I was able to put them up in a hotel while we work on housing. This is the story of the lost American Dream, of stolen family vacations, and of innocence lost to greed. Ending this silence is why I finally wrote my book, because the story of the homeless youth needs to be heard. And it is why  the Tiny House project is so important, because we have to try something bold and different, because whatever we’ve been doing as a society so far isn’t working. It’s past time to do the impossible and end childhood homelessness.




Nathan Monk is a husband, father, author, and former Orthodox priest who writes about growing up in childhood homelessness, and brings awareness to the social and justice issues related to first world poverty.

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