The Hidden HomelessNov 22nd, 2010 | By tami.snowden | | Print This Post |
In any major city throughout the United States, you will see the homeless on the streets. But, there is another group of people who don’t have a home – and you will never see them on a street corner; they are the Hidden Homeless.
And, while they might have four walls and a roof – they don’t always have a home. They are consistently in transition, constantly living a life of survival. They live in cars. They find temporary beds in church basements or abandoned buildings. They sleep on somebody’s couch. They are seniors on fixed incomes. They are adults with full-time jobs. They are single mothers. Many are children.
I was invited by my friend Donna to attend a fundraiser called Night in a Box, Friday December 3rd. The fundraiser is for the Hidden Homeless in Denver. If you live in the Denver area, consider participating. For those outside Denver, find out about the Hidden Homeless in your area—there just might be an opportunity to help in your city.
December is a cold month! Our Take a Stand Opportunity for December is to prepare a Jesus Cares Kit. I would encourage you and your family to make a few bags, and have them ready for any homeless you might encounter.