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Facebook and the Homeless

The Austrian National Railway (ÖBB) has offered the use of its premises as temporary night shelters for the homeless, in response to a citizens’ campaign on the social networking site Facebook. The ÖBB management reacted swiftly after a Facebook group entitled “Please ÖBB, keep train stations open overnight in this cold” attracted over 5,000 members. […]

Giving Shelter

Giving Shelter

The descent into homelessness can be dizzyingly fast, explains social worker Susanne Peter, but the climb back out is painstakingly slow. “The path is strewn with obstacles,” she says, raising her voice against the background din as she cradles a coffee in the dining room of the Gruft  – a shelter for the homeless in […]

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