Homelessness is Unacceptable—A Conversation with John Lozier, MSSW

August 3, 2013
Hosted by Marianna Cacciatore

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We have an epidemic of poverty and homelessness in America. It’s a sorrow we all live with and a solvable problem we must work to change. Each of us can do something. Join us as we talk with John Lozier, Executive Director of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council. This is a heart-full organization whose size has not diminished its capacity to truly care—in fact, the opposite is true. They work from the foundational premise that homelessness is unacceptable. That every person has the right to adequate food, housing, clothing and health care. And that all people have the right to participate in the decisions that affect their lives. Toward this end, they advocate for the homeless to insure them adequate housing, health care and access to meaningful work. Generosity takes many forms and being an organization dedicated to nurturing the seed of generosity in every human heart, in the past 25 years, Bread for the Journey chapters have invested many dollars and our chapter volunteers have given many hours of time to serve those in need. Join us for this enlightening conversation about the plight of the homeless and ways we can help.

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Today’s news is filled with stories that break our hearts. On Bread for the Journey Radio, you’ll hear stories that help mend it back together. Join Marianna Cacciatore as she interviews ordinary people who are doing extraordinary things, often small and always meaningful, to make our world a better place. Some, like Marianna, have suffered a tragedy, and, as a result, have created something beautiful to bring others healing. Others are helping women in crisis, making life better for children living in poverty, greening their neighborhood, or any number of creative things that make their community more beautiful, healthy, and connected. These women, men and young people inspire us to think about our own lives, and what we can do to make a difference in the world. Their stories become Bread for our Journey, inspiration and nourishment for a life well lived.

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Marianna Cacciatore

Marianna Cacciatore

Most would agree Marianna Cacciatore’s life has been one well-lived. Through her work over 25 years with people who are working to bring about a better world, she has a unique vantage point from which to tell the stories we don’t generally hear in the media today. Marianna possesses the rare gift of presence, a deep listening which evokes in people the desire to tell their story.

Having suffered a childhood tragedy that spiraled downward into her teens and young adult years, she eventually turned things around and created a grief center that has brought healing to thousands of people. She recounts the full story in her book, Being There for Someone in Grief. Today, she serves as a Lifetime Emeritus Board Member of Tu Nidito in Tucson, Arizona, the parent agency for the organization she founded in 1988 called Children to Children, a Center for Children and Families in Grief.

Everyday Marianna meets ordinary people doing extraordinary things through her work as Executive Director of Bread for the Journey, a philanthropic organization with 20 locations nationally. Each volunteer-run chapter practices neighborhood philanthropy in their respective communities, helping everyday people bring their community-minded ideas to life. The Bread for the Journey vision is to nurture the seed of generosity in every human heart and Marianna’s life is a living expression of just that. Join her as she ignites the heart of generosity in you.

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