Street Roots

for those who cannot afford free speech

Our Mission

Street Roots creates income opportunities for people experiencing homelessness and poverty by producing a newspaper and other media that are catalysts for individual and social change.

Latest News

Apr
20
Chazzi Davis, an Oklahoma street paper vendor, says his art is therapeutic

Chazzi Davis lives with bipolar disorder. Twenty years ago, he lost everything due to his mental health issues. He can never have his old life back but has found that taking abstract photos has become like therapy. Chazzi is also a street paper vendor, selling The...

Apr
20
“Six Feet Under” actress Rachel Griffiths has this to say to her 16-year-old self:

When I was 16, I was drinking too much and killing far too many brain cells. It’s so frightening as your own children approach that age, knowing what you got up to – the self-destructive behavior, the self-loathing and the risk-taking behavior. I think we understand now that at...

Apr
20
'Our lives have been difficult,' Loretta says, 'but I feel like a stronger person'

Compassion is a basic value for Loretta H. And now that Loretta is facing struggles herself, some of that compassion is returning to her through friends, her sister and Street Roots.

“We’ve had people live with us for months when they were in a difficult situation,”...

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