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They Are Not My Problem – December Blog

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Over the past few months, we have addressed some common myths and misconceptions about homelessness. We wrap up this series with Myth #6: “They are not my problem!”

It’s essential we recognize we are all part of a larger community where our connection goes beyond shared physical space; it extends to the shared responsibility of caring for one another. People facing homelessness are still our neighbors, even if they lack a permanent address. 

The consequences of homelessness have far-reaching effects on our community. Individuals struggling with homelessness often face challenges related to their physical and mental well-being, as well as limited job opportunities. Children can become trapped in a cycle of poverty that adversely affects their self-esteem, education, and future career path. Ignoring the issue doesn’t make it disappear; it only makes it more challenging.

Addressing homelessness requires a multifaceted approach involving both the public and private sectors, as well as contributions from community and individual efforts. Support from organizations, volunteers and charitable donations play a vital role in providing food, shelter and support services to those in vital need.

Homelessness is a problem that impacts us all and we each hold the power to make a positive impact. Let’s work together to be a part of the solution.  —  Donate Here


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