Maureen Collins

Maureen Collins

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Alone in the cold, homeless women in Anchorage, Alaska need somewhere to turn—somewhere to feel safe. Many of these women are victims of unspeakable trauma, including domestic violence, sexual assault, and even sex trafficking. But often, the only refuge from the cold is a co-ed shelter where these women feel unsafe due to the presence of men. Some of them would rather sleep in the woods in the frigid Alaskan temperatures than next to a man.

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It’s easy for homeless women to feel like outcasts—like they don’t matter and are not loved. This is why the Downtown Hope Center exists.

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For homeless women escaping abuse, violence, and sex trafficking, the world can feel like a hopeless place with nowhere to turn.

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For over a decade now, governments have been ending their partnerships with faith-based adoption and foster care providers.

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We all love a good adoption story. Reading about children finding their forever home warms our hearts and reminds us of the best of humanity. But we often forget that behind many adoption stories lies tragedy.

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We all know that the First Amendment protects us from censorship of what we say, but we often don’t think about the flipside. Our constitutionally protected freedom of speech also means that no one can force us to say things we do not want to say—especially things that violate our deepest beliefs.

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