I took the pledge to end homelessness when I moved to San Francisco in 1994. I have been writing about homelessness and housing issues since then. There has been an exponential jump in homelessness in SF brought on by the home foreclosure crisis. One of the most valuable things you can give to an unhoused person is just to stop and talk and get to know them. I have many homeless friends, and I learn from them every day about life's basics and what pure survival means.
It is so sad that we have any homeless people in our country....an issue that should have been addressed a long time ago. It breaks my heart of think of the women with children living in cars and on the streets and we send so much to other countries and do not take care of our own....how wrong is this?
Great pledge! Something all Americans should pledge to do!
Existing “safety net” health systems are gravely inadequate for homeless people and the very poor who are not likely to receive Medicaid in most states. Comprehensive, affordable health care is essential to ending homelessness in America.
Thank you Maria and the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty for your continued leadership in helping communities prevent and end homelessness.
Please end homelessness. Learn more by visiting www.nlchp.org/all-in.cfm.
A worthy cause! Thank you for bringing attention to this important, but often invisible, issue.
I think it is something worth fighting for, cause I know I would never want to be homeless.
Working on plan for a different kind of rehab program for homeless families: http://www.dirtnnails.org or http://www.facebook.com/DirtNNails.