MDIMH changes lives by making sure people experiencing homelessness with companion animals never have to choose between housing and family.

About My Dog Is My Home

MDIMH exists to keep individuals experiencing homelessness and their pets together. For these families, home means more than a roof over their heads. We understand the power of the human-animal connection, and we believe that all shelters in every city should open their doors to people and their pets.

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Happy #FrequentlyAskedFriday! We are back this week to answer the question, “Does focusing on accessible shelter really help solve homelessness?”
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As we all know, homelessness is a widespread issue with many root causes and just as many unique solutions. For this reason, we believe there is no one way to “solve” homelessness, it instead requires collaboration along with many stakeholders including the government, nonprofits, independent advocates and community members.
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At My Dog Is My Home we see that individuals have a better chance of obtaining permanent housing if they are given access to temporary shelter, resources, and support. Our focus is on creating a more equitable system by making services accommodating for a broader population of people, the populations we focus on are individuals and families with pets.
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We feel if everyone has the same chance at accessing services, there is a better likelihood of more people being able to free themselves from the cycle of chronic homelessness. The barriers to shelter keep people where they are at, without adequate resources and without permanent homes. This is why we at My Dog Is My Home are dedicated to the expansion of access and the creation of spaces for families of all kinds.
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We can not solve homelessness on our own, but we certainly can work to contribute towards the sustainable solutions to end our homelessness crisis with advocates like you on our side.
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•[Image description: Two women are talking on the sidewalk outside a street clinic, the woman facing the camera is holding an adorable cream-colored Pomeranian, while the other woman faces her.]•
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#homelessness #homeless #losangeles #skidrow #california #nonprofit #charity #streetphotography #poverty #dtla #community #communityservice #la #volunteering #volunteer #housing #america #helpthehomeless #newyorkcity #giveback #perserverance #loveoneanother #newyork #skidrowcleanup #onelove #hope #peace #changemakers #bayarea
- Happy #FrequentlyAskedFriday! We are back this week to answer the question, “Does focusing on accessible shelter really help solve homelessness?” . As we all know, homelessness is a widespread issue with many root causes and just as many unique solutions. For this reason, we believe there is no one way to “solve” homelessness, it instead requires collaboration along with many stakeholders including the government, nonprofits, independent advocates and community members. . At My Dog Is My Home we see that individuals have a better chance of obtaining permanent housing if they are given access to temporary shelter, resources, and support. Our focus is on creating a more equitable system by making services accommodating for a broader population of people, the populations we focus on are individuals and families with pets. . We feel if everyone has the same chance at accessing services, there is a better likelihood of more people being able to free themselves from the cycle of chronic homelessness. The barriers to shelter keep people where they are at, without adequate resources and without permanent homes. This is why we at My Dog Is My Home are dedicated to the expansion of access and the creation of spaces for families of all kinds. . We can not solve homelessness on our own, but we certainly can work to contribute towards the sustainable solutions to end our homelessness crisis with advocates like you on our side. . •[Image description: Two women are talking on the sidewalk outside a street clinic, the woman facing the camera is holding an adorable cream-colored Pomeranian, while the other woman faces her.]• . . . #homelessness #homeless #losangeles #skidrow #california #nonprofit #charity #streetphotography #poverty #dtla #community #communityservice #la #volunteering #volunteer #housing #america #helpthehomeless #newyorkcity #giveback #perserverance #loveoneanother #newyork #skidrowcleanup #onelove #hope #peace #changemakers #bayarea
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It’s #FrequentlyAskedFriday and we’re back to answer, “Why aren’t you a direct service organization?”
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As some of you may know, My Dog Is My Home does not frequently participate in direct service activities. This means we do not have our own shelter or outreach programs and don’t plan to implement permanent direct service activities in our programming.
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When MDIMH was created we saw there were a plethora of amazing direct service organizations that were working to meet the homelessness crisis in our nation. We felt it was unnecessary to try and reinvent the wheel, wasting valuable resources and duplicating efforts. We are dedicated to capacity-building, something we feel is more realistic and sustainable than creating a completely new shelter system in every city of every state ---since that already exists! Existing facilities already have communities and already have a working space and staff ready to help end homelessness. That is why we offer assistance in making that existing space function to meet the needs of human-animal families without diverting resources from the work that is already occurring.
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Direct service organizations are a very necessary part of turning the tides on homelessness and we love assisting them in becoming the most effective agents for change possible.
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•[Image description: A group of eight smiling individuals and two big, happy dogs look at the camera.]•
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#homelessness #homeless #losangeles #skidrow #love #california #nonprofit #charity #streetphotography #poverty #dtla #community #communityservice #la #volunteering #volunteer #housing #america #helpthehomeless #newyorkcity #giveback #perserverance #loveoneanother #newyork #skidrowcleanup #onelove #hope #peace #changemakers
- It’s #FrequentlyAskedFriday and we’re back to answer, “Why aren’t you a direct service organization?” . As some of you may know, My Dog Is My Home does not frequently participate in direct service activities. This means we do not have our own shelter or outreach programs and don’t plan to implement permanent direct service activities in our programming. . When MDIMH was created we saw there were a plethora of amazing direct service organizations that were working to meet the homelessness crisis in our nation. We felt it was unnecessary to try and reinvent the wheel, wasting valuable resources and duplicating efforts. We are dedicated to capacity-building, something we feel is more realistic and sustainable than creating a completely new shelter system in every city of every state ---since that already exists! Existing facilities already have communities and already have a working space and staff ready to help end homelessness. That is why we offer assistance in making that existing space function to meet the needs of human-animal families without diverting resources from the work that is already occurring. . Direct service organizations are a very necessary part of turning the tides on homelessness and we love assisting them in becoming the most effective agents for change possible. . •[Image description: A group of eight smiling individuals and two big, happy dogs look at the camera.]• . . . #homelessness #homeless #losangeles #skidrow #love #california #nonprofit #charity #streetphotography #poverty #dtla #community #communityservice #la #volunteering #volunteer #housing #america #helpthehomeless #newyorkcity #giveback #perserverance #loveoneanother #newyork #skidrowcleanup #onelove #hope #peace #changemakers
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