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.

libraries offer resources to homeless people

Libraries Play an Invaluable Role in Fighting Homelessness

PTSD and homelessness

Homelessness and PTSD: Why They Go Hand-in-Hand

senior woman homeless in NYC

How Inflation Puts Seniors Disproportionately At-Risk for Homelessness

The Cicero Institute focuses on criminalizing homelessness

The Cicero Institute Makes Homelessness Worse for Everyone

fear of homeless people

How Perceptions About Rising Crime Rates Affect Homeless People

Sad homeless man

Confirmation Bias Creates Unwarranted Prejudice Against All Homeless People

Martha's Vineyard relocation

Martha’s Vineyard: Why are We Not Equally Outraged for Homeless Relocation?

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?

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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