Saturday, December 8, 2018

When the Invisible Become Visible



Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about ways in which we can give back to our communities.  Personally, I consider my community most of Southern California.  Just think about it, if we can make a weekly visit to Starbucks, have a roof over our heads, and aren’t starving most of our day, then we can consider ourselves one of the “lucky” or “blessed” individuals living in the state. 








However, this isn’t the way we should see the homeless problem.  These people are hungry, lack shelter, clothing, medical, and mental health care all year long.  It’s not just a problem that occurs during the holidays, it’s unfortunately a very normal and real problem for a growing number of individuals living in this state.  How many of you know people who have been forced to live out of their cars or even on the streets? I do...and it has moved me to begin studying the issues surrounding the problem of poverty and homelessness.

The face of homelessness includes: 

  • Mothers
  • Children
  • The mentally ill 
  • LGBT youth
  • Veterans
  • College students





How we can help:



We can volunteer all year long at:



9 comments:

  1. Most certainly welcome, stay tuned Regine! =)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thank you for this important post. We should really support them as far as possible!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. This is wonderful a great resource.. thank you for putting it together and for sharing!

    http://www.henatayeb.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're welcome, thank you for taking the time to check it out.

      Delete
  4. You're so empathetic, great ability to have.

    ReplyDelete