The harsh winter weather can be brutal for those enduring homelessness, especially for the many that don’t have access to a homeless shelter. Having to live in the cold puts one’s health, safety, and even life at risk. How can we get involved and help these individuals during the winter?
How You Can Help
According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) annual Point-in-Time (PIT)’s 2019 study, “you could fill five football stadiums with the homeless population of the U.S.” Homelessness is a pressing issue in the United States, affecting millions and resulting in a brutal cycle. The American Institute for Research has shown that “a staggering 2.5 million children are now homeless each year in America. This historic high represents one in every 30 children in the United States’.” Homelessness is a daunting issue, and people may think their efforts will not make a difference. However, that is not the case. Here are four ways you, individually, can support the social issue of homelessness and make a difference in the world.