Yesterday the New York Times reported on a homeless soccer team: Homeless Team Roots for New Life Through Soccer.  The idea of a homeless soccer team initially made me nervous, because I wonder how helpful it is to create organizations that help incorporate the status of homelessness into a person’s identity.  (I think it must be harder to move out of homelessness if part of your self-definition and identity is your homelessness.)  But this soccer team seems to be about assisting people out of homelessness.  It enables people in trouble to feel like winners, provides a valuable means of stress relief  and gives people a healthy way to spend their time.  It also provides community and a sense of purpose.  Be sure to watch the video.

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