Homelessness On Campus
This CBS Sunday Morning feature story on college student homelessness and hunger are the very reasons Hide In Plain Sight was founded. We are glad to see focus on this issue to raise awareness. Hide In Plain Sight continues to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty through education. Hope you will give this story a view and it’s message encourages you to make a donation that will help Hide In Plain Sight continue it’s mission.
"For tens of thousands of college students in America, the toughest test they face is the lack of housing, or even food, as they try to succeed in class without a proper place to sleep."
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Hide In Plain Sight Expands Its Reach
Douglas County News Press
Douglas County made news recently when word spread it has achieved the lowest rate of child poverty in the nation. That doesn’t mean child poverty is a non-issue at the local level, according to county officials and a local man who in 2015 started a nonprofit to serve Douglas County’s homeless students. Joe Roos began Hide in Plain Sight, also known as HIPS, with aspirations of eradicating student homelessness, starting in Douglas County...
The Long Road of the Reformer: An Interview with Joe Roos
Nations News Press
Joe Roos remembers looking under the hood of his family’s used car at age 16 with his dad. This wasn’t the first time the car had given them trouble, nor was it the first time that their neighbor Jim Finnigan, a used car dealer, came over to offer his help after seeing their heads disappear beneath the hood....
Hope Thrives Here - Hide in Plain Sight
Castle Pines Connection
The numbers are startling. Despite being one of the wealthiest counties in the country, 100 percent of all Douglas County high schools and middle schools have homeless students...
Nonprofit gives hope to homeless, Less fortunate Douglas County students receive scholarships
Douglas County News Press
Douglas County may be one of the wealthiest counties in the United States, but it isn't immune from homelessness. Despite being named the eighth-richest county in the country by Forbes magazine in 2014, last year 910 students in Douglas County schools met the criteria for homelessness. Joe Roos wants those students to know someone believes in them...
Homeless in Douglas County: Scholarships aim to boost students in need
Highlands Ranch Herald
When Joe Roos, 61, worked part-time for the Douglas/Elbert Task Force, he saw a trend in the county’s homeless population: Of the 15,000 people the task force served, about 40 percent were children...