Press: Helping Them Help Themselves

A new publication tries to get the homeless off the street

For three months after he lost his job at a restaurant and his bed at a New York City shelter, Johnny Williams slept and panhandled on the subways. Landing a new job is all but impossible, he explains, without "your proper rest, a way to get clean and a place to store your clothes." But two months ago, Williams, 32, found an occupation that doesn't require any of the above: selling Street News, the new "motivational" monthly designed to help the homeless help themselves.

"We'll take practically anybody," says Street News founder and editor in chief Hutchinson Persons, 33. Persons, a...

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