The hardest part of advocating for people who have severe, immediate, life threatening needs is saying, “I know what you need, but I can’t offer that today.” As advocates we see people who have lost connections to their family, have a “street family” but no real friendships with housed individuals, and our street top sleeping neighborsContinue reading “The Hardest Part of Advocating for People with Intense Needs”
You have 2 pairs of pants and 2 pairs of undies. One of each is currently on your body and the spare is in your backpack. You will switch them out tomorrow when you will be near a public drinking fountain or bathroom where you can rinse them out using the shampoo in your hygeineContinue reading “The Homeless Period”
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Demand to be treated with dignity and addressed as a thinking, capable human being. In return, I will expect you to act like one.