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Go to a homeless person, and share what you want to share

on December 12, 2015

homeless family

Stop giving to organizations that just stuff the money in there pockets.  Go to a homeless person, and share what you want to share.

Most of the time, they will share what they have to you.

Most have worked there whole life, and paid TAX’s more then what is given to them.  There are endless ways to help the causes you believe in. Not only can you donate money, create charity fundraisers, or give charitable gifts, but you can also volunteer your time.

Here are several simple steps you can take to more actively participate in your local community and support charities around the world:

“It hasn’t crept up on us,” Commissioner Bratton said during a panel discussion on quality-of-life issues in New York, held by the Manhattan Institute, a right-leaning think tank. He also suggested the mayor had been slow to acknowledge the problem.

Utah Reduced Chronic Homelessness By 91 Percent; Here’s How

Advocates and officials say a few factors helped Utah near its goal of ending chronic homelessness.

For one, Utah is small. Ten years ago, when the efforts first started, there were nearly 2,000 chronically homeless people in Utah. By comparison, there are currently more than 29,000 chronically homeless individuals in California.

Second, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which has significant influence in Utah, was a big supporter of Housing First.

As well, Utah had a champion in Lloyd Pendleton — someone who believed in the idea and was willing to push politicians and advocates to go along.

And finally, most of the advocates and agencies in Utah know each other and work well with each other. They also know most of the homeless people by name.

Matching The Homeless With Homes

Every Tuesday in Salt Lake City, people in all the organizations that work with the chronically homeless gather in a small meeting room at a nonprofit called The Road Home.

On a recent Tuesday, Kevin Austin, the group’s housing supervisor, looks through a list of 86 chronically homeless people in the Salt Lake region who qualify for housing.

Even though Utah is committed to Housing First, there still isn’t enough housing for every one of the chronically homeless. And so the group has to assess need, and match the right apartment opening with the right person.

(For privacy reasons, NPR is not revealing clients’ names.)

For instance, there’s an opening at a group living site with shared bathrooms. Austin notes they need a candidate who is male and “plays semi-nice with others.”

One person recommends a name from the list. And just before the group is ready to finalize that decision and move on, Ed Snoddy, who does medical outreach for Volunteers of America, a faith-based nonprofit, speaks up.


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