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Word on the Street

Word on the Street is a collection of personal narratives, artwork, and poetry published by guests at Interfaith Sanctuary and Shelter in Boise, Idaho. It addresses the stigma of homelessness in and its material consequences for the population. Word on the Street represents the voices of Boise’s homeless community as a counter narrative against misrepresentations of themselves and a call for connection.

Its purpose is to bring awareness to the voices of homeless individuals and hope for motivating others through change. This paper is compiled and maintained by Project Well-being, a day program, at Interfaith Sanctuary and Shelter.

If you have a story about how homelessness, mental health and lack of resources affect you, please feel free to send them to If you would like to help the homeless, or fund this paper, please feel free to contact us.

Read the latest Word on the Street:

The stigma of homelessness

The stigma of homelessness

People spend their lives tearing each other down destroying each others careers, reputation, and metal health. Society creates an expensive world with sky high rents, pricey automobiles and services that not all can afford. We live in a world where how much you earn is more important than treating another person fairly.

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Where can you find Word on the Street?

Limited print copies of Word on the Street are available at:

Dawson Taylor downtown
219 N 8th St.

Neckar Coffee
117 S 10th St.

The District Coffee Shop
219 N 10th St.

Record Exchange
1105 W Idaho St.

Interfaith Sanctuary
1620 W River St.

Corpus Christi
525 S Americana Blvd

503 S Americana Blvd