Homelessness can stem from a variety of factors such as job loss, mental and physical illness, abuse, and much more. These situations can leave people vulnerable and sometimes helpless, as they lack the resources to get back on their feet. As a result, homelessness can easily become a cycle that is extremely difficult to break.
In our busy lives, it can be easy to overlook certain problems that others face; however, it is important to remember that there are people facing challenging circumstances who need help from others. If those who are more fortunate work to make a positive difference, they can make a huge impact on the lives of others.
When it comes to helping those facing homelessness, it is common to see people giving money to those in need. However, many say that we should not be giving money to those facing homelessness because they will spend it on drugs rather than something more substantial. There are pros and cons to giving money to those facing homelessness: the money could be well spent on necessities, or continue to trap someone in a cycle of homelessness.
In the past, homelessness was looked at as a personal failing, something that only happens to the weak; or it was seen as something that only happens to lazy people. However, in recent years, with the rise of social media and the effort to humanize those dealing with homelessness, many have begun to see the nuances and layers that encompass the struggle of homelessness.
There is a massive demand for compassion. Organized compassion usually comes from nonprofits, no matter the size. There is something to say about localized nonprofits that serve a particular community. That isn’t to say that larger nonprofits are terrible or not good. Regardless of size, nonprofits often rely on each other for reach and help in times of crisis.