Living in shelters or on the streets is likely to be difficult, even for a person whose brain is working normally. For those with schizophrenia or manic-depressive illness, this kind of life is often a living hell. The majority of homeless individuals with untreated psychiatric illnesses regularly forage through garbage cans and dumpsters for their food. A 1988 survey of 529 homeless people divided them into those who had been previously psychiatrically hospitalized and those who had not…

Nacio Brown photographed virtually all of the major anti-war and social protest movement activities in the San Francisco Bay Area

"What was it like being homeless?" I asked. "I was cold a lot. I didn't have shoes for a couple months." "Which months?" "December through march."  "Wow." "Yeah, you don't realize how nice shoes are until you don't have them."

Homelessness has increased by a fifth in the last four years. Policies like the bedroom tax and cuts to welfare benefits have not only exacerbated homelessness but have stretched local authority resources in their efforts to rehouse these people.

Global stratification can vary in types of people and in different countries around the world. Some call it slums while we call it poverty it's all the same and that number is growing every year.

Statistics on homelessness in the United States. Families are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population, making up of homeless Americans.

The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing!

Who Are the Homeless People of America?

"The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing." Albert Einstein quote on acting

How to Help Homeless People in the Wintertime. This article has some great ideas!

How to Help Homeless People in the Wintertime

Ways to help homeless people including children and reasons why people become homeless and how you can help them.

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Fear of Homelessness

Not every homeless person wants help or even want to help themseleves. But, I wish i could help everyone of those that do want change.

Being homeless is illegal in so many cities that you can't legally sleep anywhere at night.  Yet, the cities refuse to provide adequate shelter.  If it weren't for charities, nothing would be done.  I know a man who brings his RV every Saturday to a church so that the 40 plus homeless folks in the area can take a shower and get new socks and underwear.  God Bless Frank.

Why do we call them "homeless" people? People don't refer to me as a "house" person and we don't call people "condo" or "apartment" people. We focus so much I'm the "homeless" part that we forget the "people" part. Passing By the homeless without a care.

Great group service project idea for a Christian Homeschool Co-Op or Church Group - Blessing Bags - Homeless Gift - Giving to Homeless - Charity. Keep in the back of your car for an easy something to give to people in need. #LIGHTtheWORLD

How to Assemble Blessing Bags for Homeless People as a Group

Great group service project idea for a Christian Homeschool Co-Op or Church Group - Blessing Bags - Homeless Gift - Giving to Homeless - Charity. Keep in the back of your car for an easy something to give to people in need.

Im from a small town and never really saw homeless people but whenever i would visit a bigger city or moved here to chico i saw alot more homeless people and began to realize that we need to find a way to help these people.

Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC homeless people with So much ahead of them , have no support no guidance no dreams and nothing to look forward to, THIS IS SO SAD

More and more people are loosing their jobs in America.  Be kind to those less fortunate.

Everyday we walk or drive past homeless on the streets. This is an example of poverty and social stratification in our own country. Most homeless are in a constant cycle of poverty, and are not afforded the opportunity to progress by the elite class.

Heartwarming Photographs of Homeless People with Their Dogs. The juxtaposition of wealth and poverty in number 13 is riveting

Heartwarming Photographs of Homeless People with Their Dogs. The juxtaposition of wealth and poverty in number 13 is riveting

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