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Heather Thomas featured on NPR
A Place to Thrive Director Heather Thomas shared her lived experience on NPR. National Public Radio featured Heather in an in-depth interview of the effects of poverty and hunger.
Listen here: https://www.npr.org/2022/10/02/1125571699/hunger-poverty-us-dc-food-pantry.

A Place to Eat Director Katy Malesky selected Woman of Influence for 2023. See the article here:

Gordon Brown, Heather Thomas and Heather’s husband, Andre Wyche, were featured in book about “homelessness and the efforts to end it.” Gordon is one of the founding directors of APTS.

Both Heather and Andre have volunteered with APTS. Heather developed and currently directs the A Place to Thrive program for APTS.

Peer-to-Peer Group
A Place to Stand is sponsoring a peer-to-peer support group for homeless or formerly homeless individuals. This allows an opportunity for sharing experiences and resources. APTS will provide space for the meetings and contribute refreshments and other resources for this group. For more information contact us.


A Place to Blog

National Homeless.org: Building a Movement to End Homelessness

Recent Articles

L.A. Declares “State of Emergency” On Homelessness, Commits $100 Million

Surge in Homelessness Tests Wisconsin Capital’s Welcoming Spirit

San Francisco Firefighters Become Unintended Safety Net for the Homeless

Suggested Readings

MacDonald, D. (January 19, 1963). Our Invisible Poor. The New Yorker.

Lepore, J. (September 2012). How a New Yorker Article Launched the First Shot in the War Against Poverty. Smithsonian Magazine.

Kozol, J. (1988). Rachel and Her Children: Homeless Families in America.

Suggested Viewing

A Place at the Table [Motion Picture].Goldman, J., Harrington, R., Jacobson, K., Silverbush, L. (Producers), & Jacobson, K., Silverbush, L. (Directors). (2012) United States: Magnolia

Food, Inc. [Motion Picture]. Pearlstein, E. (Producer), & Kenner, R. (Director). (2008). USA: Magnolia

Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County [TV Movie]. Nevins, S. (Producer), & Pelosi, A. (Director).(2010). USA: HBO

Down and Out in America. [TV Movie]. Fuery, J. (Producer), & Grant, L. (Director). (1986). USA: HBO.