Er Abhishek Gautam
Er Abhishek Gautam

it should have a great reason.

Marija Dordevic
Marija Dordevic

no comment, that's important, it's all!

Marija Dordevic
Marija Dordevic

no comment, that's important that's all.

Marija Dordevic
Marija Dordevic

!

Gerald V McKenna Lmhc
Gerald V McKenna Lmhc

The homeless have the usual range of issues. On the left those are liberals and are amazing people who give their all to help. However, somewhere in another galaxy were some awfully cruel people posing as human beings.

Janice Burdick
Janice Burdick

I have to tell you, that most of the suggestions (up above) on how to approach a homeless person, are pretty corny. I was homeless for about 4 years. Unless one is brand new to the street life, they already know where the shelters are, and how to get food stamps or meals. Not all, but most people on the street have either alcohol or drug issues...or both...and all they really want from you is money so they can go get a beer...or whatever. In this town, there were people who went around...

I have to tell you, that most of the suggestions (up above) on how to approach a homeless person, are pretty corny. I was homeless for about 4 years. Unless one is brand new to the street life, they already know where the shelters are, and how to get food stamps or meals. Not all, but most people on the street have either alcohol or drug issues...or both...and all they really want from you is money so they can go get a beer...or whatever. In this town, there were people who went around and handed out bags with helpful things inside like socks, warm gloves, toiletries, and so forth. Now those things were helpful...far more than someone who has never been homeless, trying to tell me about the Mission. LOL...oh my god....you have NO idea how many times homeless people hear, "go to the Mission." I doubt they had ever seen the inside of a mission.

Jen Whitwell
Jen Whitwell
  • Janice Burdick

I heard about a lady who had an outside bathroom and she let homeless people have showers there if they asked. I thought that was a good idea.

Janice Burdick
Janice Burdick
  • Janice Burdick

Yes! Very generous of her and an excellent idea. Staying clean is so hard when you live on the streets.

Kittie Lassiter Grimm
Kittie Lassiter Grimm
  • Janice Burdick

Very true, Janice! Good points...

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  • Janice Burdick

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Tumutoreine Kenneth
Tumutoreine Kenneth

I AGREE & ASK EVERY ONE OF YOU GOD`S PEOPLE TO SUPPORT US & THE CHILD SUPPORT MINISTRY IN UGANDA AFRICA.

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Dawn Arant Steen
Dawn Arant Steen

agree with you Dee but I also disagree to the fact that you feel "you don't hve to talkt o one today!" Remember what you said about th fact you would have been happy to have someone smile and talk to you instead of look away from you?" Let them know you know how they feel and share how you got out of the situation. Spreading hope, love and inspiration is all about GOD"S PLAN and PURPOSE for us all! I tlaked t three homeless people today. Gave one a cigarette, another a phone call and a...

agree with you Dee but I also disagree to the fact that you feel "you don't hve to talkt o one today!" Remember what you said about th fact you would have been happy to have someone smile and talk to you instead of look away from you?" Let them know you know how they feel and share how you got out of the situation. Spreading hope, love and inspiration is all about GOD"S PLAN and PURPOSE for us all! I tlaked t three homeless people today. Gave one a cigarette, another a phone call and a blanket and asked the third one where they would be eatting on Thanksgiving? They didn't know so I walked them 3 blocks over and showed them the Newport Club, a place whee they hold 12 Step meetings, and told them from 1-4 Food is FREE to anyone who would like to stop in and eat with us! I love spreading God's Word....Dawn.

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  • Dawn Arant Steen

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Dee Huffstetler
Dee Huffstetler

As someone who had to go to the streets - at the age of 48 - I can tell you this - I would have appreciated a smile, a prayer or anything "kind" from ANYONE! In response to Janice B.'s statement...first of all, there is nothing corny about not having a home, and NO I did NOT have drug issues or alcohol issues - I was just at the lowest point in my life, and life itself had beaten me down to the point I believed I wasn't worth saving! I felt that I was just a failure as a human being and...

As someone who had to go to the streets - at the age of 48 - I can tell you this - I would have appreciated a smile, a prayer or anything "kind" from ANYONE! In response to Janice B.'s statement...first of all, there is nothing corny about not having a home, and NO I did NOT have drug issues or alcohol issues - I was just at the lowest point in my life, and life itself had beaten me down to the point I believed I wasn't worth saving! I felt that I was just a failure as a human being and would have loved for people NOT ot look away when I walked by, pulling all I owned behind me in a broken "rolling" suitcase! I remember walking all night long - to keep from going to sleep and falling asleep because if I had, I'd have died in the snow. So, I do not have to talk to a homeless person because I was once one myself...and all I can say to ANYONE is this: THERE BUT FOR THE GRACE OF GOD, GOES YOU! THINK ABOUT - IF YOU CAN COME OFF YOUR HIGH HORSE AND PUT YOURSELF IN THEIR PLACE, FOR JUST 1 MINUTE! These over pious people make me sick!

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  • Dee Huffstetler

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Carol Sylvester
Carol Sylvester

I've been there and now I try to help as much as I can.

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