Books: “The Girl’s Guide To Homelessness”

Brianna Karp is an employed, educated capable young woman who has been working her whole life.  She is also homeless.  Her first book, “The Girl’s Guide to Homelessness” chronicles the journey from typical Southern California teen to becoming one voice out of millions of people without a permanent address.  Her book is touching, funny, infuriating and hopeful.  You can check it out in Fresh Start’s Library, too!

As we enter the summer months here in Arizona, it becomes an especially dangerous time for people without shelter.  The heat can kill, and keeping cool and healthy can be a challenge.   

If you are currently seeking shelter, here are some resources:

  • CONTACTS Shelter Hotline: 602-263-8900 24 hours a day/7 days a week
  • HOPE Homeless Outreach: 480-350-8950  M-F/7am-5pm
  • Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness: 602-340-9393

 If you want to get to know Brianna, you can also follow her blog at: