Do you KNOW a homeless person?
Homeless people are often in the news of late, as we learn about The Jungle under I-5 and tent encampments and families living in cars. It can seem overwhelming, sad, stupid … and also very impersonal. Its so easy to think of homeless people as “they”, some group or statistic that doesn’t have a name or a story or a mother. Who are these people? Why are they like this? Can they be helped? Should I care… can I help?
If you’re interested, here are some resources to help you know a homeless person.
video: Facing Homelessness – a brief TEDx presentation on how small, simple steps can start to make a difference.
facing homelessness – a collection of personal stories, surprising and poignant, of Seattle people telling their own stories about being homeless in Seattle.
I would love to hear your feedback – what do you think about this? firstname.lastname@example.org