#Homelessness and how we can help

I turned around, and there was a homeless person approaching me in the alley behind the Salvation Army kitchen in Dallas…

Before we continue the story, a primer – what causes homelessness, what are the stats nationally, what is being done to help them, and more importantly, how can we help.

The National Coalition of Homelessness details several reasons for homelessness – ranging from a lack of affordable housing to domestic violence to mental illness and addiction. The National Alliance to End Homelessness stated in a recent report that at any given night, there are over 500,000 people experiencing homelessness! However the same report also mentioned that “36 states reported decreases in overall homelessness since 2007, while 14 states and Washington D.C. reported increases”, which can be attributed to the efforts by various organizations to help the needy.

Source: #Homelessness and how we can help – Tribe Desi