The definition of homelessness is not having a fixed place fit for human habitation. Contrary to common belief, not all homeless people are drug users…

The definition of homelessness is not having a fixed place fit for human habitation. Contrary to common belief, not all homeless people are drug users or alcoholics. Some are, and it is probably harder for them than others to get out of homelessness due to their conditions but a a lot are just struggling with hard times in their lives. They are just as unique as you or me — each with their own circumstances, their own lives, their own reasons for why they are in their current situation. For many of them, they may be there due to a job loss or family problems and an inability to support themselves. It might also get depressing for them as they continue to linger in the homeless stage where they have to depend on a scarce amount of resources to get through daily life when they are perfectly functional but are only looked down upon because of their situation. So think twice before you shoot a look of disgust at every homeless person you come across — they don’t know your story as much as you don’t know their story.
– Vivian

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