Author Archives: Victoria VanTol

Victoria VanTol

Victoria VanTol


Victoria VanTol holds a master's degree in social work. She is a therapist and freelance writer specializing in topics related to social justice and mental health.

Veterans Row Encampment

How Government Created, Instead of Prevented, an All-Veterans Homeless Encampment

housing as healthcare for homeless people

Housing is the Cure for the Treatable Condition of Homelessness

homeless encampments - no sweeps

New COVID Guidelines Issued to Keep Homeless People Safe

unsheltered homelessness in LA

Why Don’t Homeless People in LA Stay in Shelters?

hiring for jobs

Why Can’t Homeless People Easily Get Jobs Now?

homeless encampments under freeways

Why Do Homeless People Live Near Freeways?


Why Don’t Homeless People Deserve Sympathy?

help homeless people

Warning Signs of Homelessness and How to Offer Help


Risk Factors for Homelessness and Re-Offense, After Incarceration

homelessness takes work

Being Homeless Takes a Lot of Work

Labor Unions

The Role Labor Unions Play in Preventing Homelessness

street psychiatry and healthcare services

How Street Psychiatry Helps Homeless People with Serious Mental Illness

helping homeless people

Empathy and Advocacy Are Key to Ending Homelessness

Homelessness discussion

How to Counter Hate and Prejudice Against Homeless People

Generational Poverty

How Generational Poverty Exacerbates Homelessness

homeless man putting on a mask

Why Did it Take COVID-19 to Make Us Have Compassion for Homeless People?

Homeless families reclaim homes in El Sereno

Homeless Families ‘Reclaiming Our Homes’ Shine Light on US Housing Crisis

Homeless camp San Pablo W Grant Oakland California

Oakland’s New Encampment Management Policy Creates Lose-Lose Situation for Homeless Residents