SIX DAYS WITH SHELTER: It’s been six days since Ronald stopped sleeping on the ground and started living in this small house our organization built and he’s already talking differently.
He says, “Now I feel like I have to accomplish some things like getting my ID, social security card and birth certificate. I also want to see if I can reconnect with some of my family back home if I can find anyone.”
Although he has not fully transitioned out of homelessness, having a solid support system has started to build his confidence that it’s possible to start again. He says, “Being warm has given me the space to think…”
Wow. “Being warm….”
Think about it, when life happens who can you call? Maybe a mother, close friend, dad, mentor, etc.
Well, when you’re experiencing homelessness there is a social isolation and depletion of all social equity that strips your strength from community.
That’s why we urge people who make generalizations about the homeless to NOTICE THEM. Noticing someone might give someone the courage they need to keep fighting.
Over the next two weeks, we are going to help him achieve some of his goals.
If you’d like to contribute basic necessities (such as food, bus cards, etc.) until we get him back home safe and sound reach out.