So you think you understand homelessness? I did… until I discovered I didn’t!
As we approach the feast of St. Vincent de Paul we can draw strength and be challenged by all that St. Vincent did. Many may not believe that one man could do all that Vincent did!
The deeper I got into the article I realized I had more of a stereotypical and simplified understanding.
“If you want to resolve street homelessness, you have to think about prevention: how do you turn off the tap?”
Mark Horvath has been trying to bring home the reality of homelessness for real people who are homeless.
Cynthia Griffith, writing for Invisible People, backed up this “new math.”
Did you ever think about these issues homeless people face? The following four headlines caught my eye during the past month.
Seeing a homeless person with a cell phone raises eyebrows for some people. A formerly homeless person tells how it was a lifeline.
Everything you thought you knew about the homeless population is wrong, at least if your source is the one most people cite- the media or your own personal experience.
Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol?” Who hasn’t read it, or heard it or seen it on stage or screen?
We all know Pope Francis is advocating for “listening church.” How might listening apply in our efforts with the homeless community?
I have read about the need for shelters and rapid rehousing. But Robert Davis, writing for Invisible People, captured an insight in two metaphors – “Bridge” and “soft incarceration.”