Organized by the Community Alliance for the Homeless, and part of the city and county plans to end homelessness, the event brought together over 825 volunteers and 1,200 people seeking services.
The Shelby County Commission, in a 9 to 1 vote, agreed to provide $450,000 to help fund programs and housing for people currently experiencing homelessness.
Occupy Memphis features several caucuses devoted to women's rights, diversity, homelessness, LGBT, anti-Capitalism, and Agnosticism/Atheism. The protests have been peaceful and widely supported by the citizens of the Mid-South.
A dramatic new plan to end homelessness within a decade was announced by the Obama administration this week.
A recent Human Rights Watch report on California's neglect of children leaving foster care has gained considerable international coverage.
Ira Birkenfeld works with homeless people in Reno, Nevada.
The Department of Homeless Services is wasting millions of dollars on services that lack oversight, some of which are overtly illegal, according to recent audit of the DHS.
"We the people" - Local communities are creating human networks of food banks, community gardens, medical clinics, telephone hotlines and more.