The first things that come to mind when thinking about helping the homeless are volunteering, donating, and simply working to make a difference. Voting is just as important to help in need, so it is vital that registered voters cast their votes.
When it comes to homelessness, there are many factors that “encourage” a negative perception. Those experiencing homelessness are forced to face the assumption made by society that they aren’t “good” individuals. As the news and media often reinforce negative stereotypes, it is hard to sway the general public’s negative perception of homelessness. Additionally, those experiencing homelessness often do not have the chance to establish themselves as “good” people. The stigma regarding homelessness doesn’t just come from bystanders and media: it also comes from places of authority.