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Archives for: January 2019 (6 posts)
The Best Article I Have Read on Homelessness - Ever
January 30, 2019 @ 1:25 PM by: Richard Steinecke

Here is an excerpt:

Ask people the reason they’re homeless, and most trace their situation back to the moment their back went out, the day they were evicted, the depression that set in aft ... [read full post]

A Sinner's Theology
January 25, 2019 @ 2:12 PM by: Richard Steinecke

Oscar Wilde, in his play “A Woman of No Importance” put the following words in the mouth of a “fallen lady”:

The sick do not ask if the hand that smooths their pillow is pure, nor the dying care if the lips that tou ... [read full post]

The Scourge of Homeless
January 19, 2019 @ 7:13 AM by: Richard Steinecke

In my day job, I am a problem solver. People come to me with a serious concern that they cannot handle on their own. I research possible solutions, present the available options, explore the client’s goals and work towards a plan of action. ... [read full post]

Context is Everything
January 14, 2019 @ 5:12 PM by: Richard Steinecke

“Beatrice Are You Going to the Strip Club Tonight?” The question, innocently posed, by the founder of Oasis to one of our team, rang across the lunch table seating almost 20 people. A few shocked expressions bolted upright. But for mos ... [read full post]

Coldest Night of Year
January 12, 2019 @ 12:23 PM by: Richard Steinecke

Oasis is proud to be part of this national event to raise awareness, and funds, to combat hunger, homelessness and hurting in this country. Despite being affiliated with Oasis for over fifteen years, I am still shocked that these scourges afflict ... [read full post]

There Are No Typical Days at Oasis
January 10, 2019 @ 6:48 AM by: Richard Steinecke

My daughter, a student teacher, just taught a lesson on “averages”. One definition of “average” is “usual” or “typical”. Yesterday, at Oasis, I experienced the following:

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