Andrew Huff, Author at Generocity Philly

Andrew Huff

Andrew Huff is a Generocity contributor. He has worked in homeless services since 2015.

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The “homeless hero” trope won’t save us column

Feb. 21, 2022 6:30 am

The “homeless hero” trope won’t save us

Surrounded by stories of economic success, it's a cheat to wait for a superhero, writes this homeless advocate.
The problem with homelessness ‘innovation’ column

Jan. 24, 2022 6:45 am

The problem with homelessness ‘innovation’

In the context of homeless services, innovation needs to move us closer to a fully realized human right to housing—not more tents, pods, or makeshift shelters.
How we use restorative justice in shelter column

Aug. 11, 2020 1:27 pm

How we use restorative justice in shelter

At Bethesda Project's Church Shelter Program, guests and staff speak with each other openly about what justice means, what it looks like in their shelter community, and then decide together how to achieve it.
What homeless encampments can teach us about the state of nature column

Jul. 17, 2020 8:20 am

What homeless encampments can teach us about the state of nature

"When people live on the margins of society and government, they do not necessarily or inevitably descend into chaos, anarchy, or violence," says columnist Andrew Huff.
For people experiencing homelessness, watching television is a meaningful act column

Jun. 24, 2020 9:18 am

For people experiencing homelessness, watching television is a meaningful act

Paying attention to those TV choices can help social service workers forge connection, says Andrew Huff.
If we’re brave, COVID-19 can teach us to grieve and grow simultaneously column

Jun. 17, 2020 6:47 am

If we’re brave, COVID-19 can teach us to grieve and grow simultaneously

The pandemic has been traumatic but post-traumatic growth can, among other things, lead us to a deeper sense of community, says columnist Andrew Huff.
What does Friday the 13th have to do with homelessness? column

May 18, 2020 3:00 pm

What does Friday the 13th have to do with homelessness?

After sitting through another horror film marathon at the emergency shelter where he works, columnist Andrew Huff wonders if "perhaps a film franchise is a useful metaphor for understanding trauma therapy."

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