5 Easy Ways to Help the Homeless

Many of us could be steps away from homelessness. The loss of a job, sudden illness, or family death could be the route to total despair. People on the streets and in shelters across America have lost their homes and been deserted by family and friends. Here are 5 super easy ways to make a … Continue reading 5 Easy Ways to Help the Homeless

Real Help for the Homeless

Living in California for the last 20+ years, I see people who are homeless more than I ever have in my life.  As the weather gets bitter, I shudder when I think about men and women sleeping on cardboard in San Francisco. I’m also haunted by the growing number of homeless teens I see hanging … Continue reading Real Help for the Homeless

THE MANY FACES OF HOMELESSNESS: HOW YOU CAN HELP

Knowing how to help a homeless person can sometimes feel difficult, confusing and overwhelming. The dollar you give might be used to buy drugs or alcohol. Even offering food can be a problem – imagine handing an apple to a homeless man and then discovering he has no teeth. Just as there are many reasons … Continue reading THE MANY FACES OF HOMELESSNESS: HOW YOU CAN HELP

Help the Homeless: Think Long-Term

Walking to work in San Francisco, I pass by homeless people every day. They are hungry, dirty and—heartbreakingly—ignored by pretty much everyone. I often find myself wondering: “What is the best way to help them?” As I saw it (and maybe you do to), there were three main ways to help the homeless: Give cash, … Continue reading Help the Homeless: Think Long-Term

Home for the Holidays

Thankfully most of us will never know what it's like to spend a night in our car, find shelter in a park, or not know where we will get our next meal. We identify homelessness with strangers—the man on the street corner asking for change, or the mom and child trying to find shelter to … Continue reading Home for the Holidays