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I shall never quite understand what it is like to live on the street

"I have more than eight years of experience from working with people who suffer homelessness. I have established countless relations, listened to endless numbers of life stories and often from the sidelines watched a merciless downfall from alcohol and substance abuse. I have followed several persons during their later years and have buried a few. But despite the harsh insight it still doesn´t give me the right to say that I know what life as a homeless person is like." Justine Mitchell, manager at Hug & Food

NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AT PROJECT OUTSIDE

From September 2018, Lisbeth Pilegaard will be taking the helm of 'project OUTSIDE', heading the organisation’s efforts to improve conditions for vulnerable homeless people in Denmark.
(Photo: Jens Juul)

Most Danes are comfortable around homeless people

The Danish Council of Socially Marginalized People has asked the research company Epinion to enquire about the attitude of Danes towards socially marginalized people. Let's have a closer look at the attitudes expressed towards homeless people.

The media should concentrate less on the personal stories

Råbin Bille is 19 years old and has just received housing placement after almost three years in the streets. She has been in touch with the media several times, while homeless. Here she shares her experience:

People know that it’s cold to sleep outside in January – but there’s a lot they don’t know. Why don’t they ask about that?

Kåre lives at a shelter after having lived on the street for 3 years. Project UDENFOR met up with him to talk about the media and homeless people.

Diversity in the Media

"A new way of thinking and a change of habits are needed among those who decide what the media run and how they do it"

a home outside – exhibition at aros

In August around 12 young homeless people are participating in the art project A home OUTSIDE, which is a collaborative project between projekt UDENFOR, the artists Jens Haaning and Mikkel Carl and the museum ARoS in Aarhus. The project consists of...

FEANTSA FOCUSES ON LGBTIQA+ AND HOMELESSNESS IN EUROPE

projekt UDENFOR welcomes FEANTSA’s magazine ’LGBTIQ Homelessness’. The initiative offers sound research insights and a number of references that can be used for praxis within or further study of an area which is fortunately becoming more and more visible. Read more and download the magazine here.

Are there any homeless children in Denmark?

Unfortunately, the answer is yes. The national mapping of homeless people in Denmark in 2017 shows that there were at least 39 homeless children under the age of 18 in week 6 in 2017.

20 Social Workers Out on the Streets to Count Rough Sleepers

Most Copenhageners had already gone to bed, unfazed by the sound of the steady rain falling outside, when 20 social workers trailed through the streets of Copenhagen at around 01 a.m. on September 7. Each social worker was armed with a map of a specific area, out to locate people sleeping on the street and help create an overview of the number of rough sleepers in Copenhagen at present.

Homeless People in Aarhus Deserve Longlasting Solutions

Aarhus is to be a city where there is room for everybody – high and low, rich and poor. Otherwise we stake the community that helps us all obtain the sense of security, solidarity and unity immensely important for our common good.

Homeless migrants need help – not harassment and victimization

During the spring of 2017, Project UDENFOR has noticed that an increasingly spiteful tone is being used towards migrants living in the streets of Copenhagen. Project UDENFOR does not deem it worthy of a welfare society to victimize and exclude the most vulnerable from city space. Let us meet them with understanding, inclusiveness and help.

Homeless migrants need help – not harassment and victimization

During the spring of 2017, Project UDENFOR has noticed that an increasingly spiteful tone is being used towards migrants living in the streets of Copenhagen. Project UDENFOR does not deem it worthy of a welfare society to victimize and exclude the most vulnerable from city space. Let us meet them with understanding, inclusiveness and help.

The Homeless Youth Situation in the United States

Youth homelessness is not an isolated issue but rather a systematic societal problem - sources estimate that between 500,000 and 2.8 million youth are homeless within the United States each year.

Women who are exposed to violence risk becoming homeless

Homelessness is often the result of an interplay between several factors, of which violence is just one of many risk factors. Violence multiplies a woman's risk of falling into homelessness because violence typically starts a chain reaction in many other areas of life, which may lead to exclusion and homelessness.

Report on Homeless Migrants in Copenhagen

Homeless migrants have few rights, just as this is a group of homeless people about which very little documented knowledge exists. This report describes the experiences Fonden projekt UDENFOR has had in relation to homeless migrants, som that – hopefully – it can contribute to qualifying the future social work.

INTERNATIONAL WORK OF PROJEKT UDENFOR

On 16th February 2016, a conference will be held at the European Parliament called – ”Homelessness among mobile EU-citizens” The conference is a cooperation between two members of the European Parliament and FEANTSA, the European umbrella...

Thoughts subsequent to reading the SFI report 15:41, December 2015: ”Family Background and Social Marginalisation in Denmark”.

By Preben Brandt, January 2016 Not for a second you should doubt that it is important knowing the entire life story of a human being in order to understands its circumstances of living. Therefore, the research forming the background of this SFI...

YIPPEE – EVERYTHING’S WORKING PERFECTLY!

Last week, projekt UDENFOR's Mobile Café received a donation from the company Modul-System HH A/S . This has equipped the Mobile Café so that it is top-tuned and ready for delivering food to the homeless people of Copenhagen. ”We did not doubt...

Knowledge that makes a difference!

For almost twenty years, projekt UDENFOR has conveyed knowledge and facts on homelessness. Abroad and in almost all corners of Denmark. We do it with great pleasure because every time we experience that our audience obtains new knowledge of...

PROJEKT UDENFOR ELECTED MEMBER OF THE NEWLY ESTABLISHED RECRUITMENT PANEL AT MASTERS DEGREE IN KNOWLEDGE-BASED SOCIAL WORK AT THE UNIVERSITY OF AALBORG

In June 2016, the first students will be awarded their Masters' degree in knowledge-based social work from the University of Aalborg. The education was opened in September 2014 as a new part-time education providing qualifications in developing...

projekt UDENFOR counted 196 roughsleepers

projekt UDENFOR, the municipality of Copenhagen and Frederiksberg counted 196 roughsleepers a night in september.

projekt UDENFOR and the Municipality of Copenhagen Continue Their Excellent Cooperation

The visit of Frank Jensen, Lord Mayor, to the Mobile Café, and the meeting of the Lord Mayor, the mayor of social affairs and the daily management of projekt UDENFOR on Monday, was concluded by a handshake on a continued cooperation concerning the most vulnerable homeless.

Politicians and People will help young people out of homelessness

We must help young people out of homelessness. This is the answer of 80 percent of the Danish people and a large majority of the National Parliament of Denmark 2 new surveys show. The people of projekt UDENFOR welcomes the positive announcement and has a reform proposal ready.

Large Donation gives important vitamin supplement to the homeless at The Mobile Café

projekt UDENFOR’s refrigerator is filled with fruit and vegetables after Kaj, who has been a long time in the homeless business, has donated the first but fortunately not the last supply of fruit and vegetables to projekt UDENFOR.