I have had my ideas of homeless people for many years. I’m not sure where this way of thinking of them has begun. I imagine someone shared their opinion with me and it made sense and it stuck. But either way, my daughter believes I’m wrong. I believe that the majority of homeless people in the US are in their situation because of mental illness. Yes, I am stereotyping. I think MOST can get out of that situation if they were sane and/ or not an addict if they wanted to. I know I am probably going to catch hell for this.
Kari is wanting to help them all. Pass on a cup of coffee or a biscuit to those begging on the street corners. If it were up to her, she’d bring a few home to “help” clean up and try to find them a job. I am so grateful her boyfriend is blocking her generous charity.
I believe there is the rare exception of homelessness that is heart breaking and sad but true. Those who were laid off, have no family and few friends and have lost their home because of this economy. I pray that none of my family or friends or myself end up in that situation. I do know it CAN happen and it CAN be real. I just don’t believe it is the main reason of this epidemic. I also think some might be those who were in prison and just got let out and have no money and nowhere to go. I do hate that and I think the prisons are partly responsible for that. They should have social workers set up to counsel, guide and assist with setting up their housing for when they are released.
But…to the masses of mental people filling our under passes and sleeping in tents, help is needed. But I do not believe it is money. It is prayers. If you must help them then offer food but no ride. Offer clothes but not a bed. You would be subjecting danger to your self and your loved ones.
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