Individual reality – being homeless

It is hard to think about homelessness and childhood. It is almost so painful that we just don’t think about it.

Homeless child
She sleeps in a car . . . every night

 Being “homeless” is still viewed as a grown man’s problem. It is an epidemic in our Veterans or issue regarding the adults who sleep in the bus stops.

But the truth is that Homelessness is an individual reality that is also equal opportunity. It strikes all age groups and cultures and is on the rise in women with children.

For the rest of the week – when you think about someone being homeless – please think about my 5-year-old friend in the picture. Think about the talk she and I had yesterday when she told me that her house was a car and all she will ask Santa for is a bed this Christmas.

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