Been thinking about homelessness a lot lately.
This has been an awful economy, and people in cities see the more obvious homeless all the time. Walking the streets, asking for money, many with drug and alcohol and other dependencies.
But what about the less obvious homeless.
Parking RVs and trucks in Wal-Mart parking lots.
Finding a way .. barely.
There are these displaced too.
Some at campgrounds, some at backyards of friends, some hiding.
Some are occupying. Many have deep financial, addiction, psychological or even trust issues.
Some are very young and ran away from scary situations at home.
Some are older and couldn’t afford their homes.
Some have had good jobs, but lost them, and lost their partners.
And some are part of the #Occupy movement.
The #Occupy movement has provided a place to have food, dignity, support and a place to talk and be listened to.
It can also be safer then shelters for some.
To me this says far, far more about homelessness in America then the Occupy movement.
People want to forget about the displaced.
They want it to be easier. They don’t want to look they don’t want to care.
When what many of them need is a place to be home, a place to be grounded, a place to deal with their demons, a place to be healthier.
We need to give the homeless homes and help.
At least that’s my belief.