Ways to Help
The problems we face in the inner city are complex and vary greatly from person to person. On the surface it may seem that the problems are simply material problems: lacking food, clothing, shelter, money, jobs, etc. In reality, these are only the most obvious. There are many other factors that contribute to our condition: a lack of support systems, mental and physical health, poor education, spiritual poverty, social dysfunction, substance abuse, etc. To address complex problems, we need holistic solutions. Putting someone in housing can be great, but if we don't help them address the issues that put them on the streets in the first place, history will likely repeat itself.
Here you'll find several suggestions for ways you can help. Click the links on the side bar or below to learn more.
"If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together." (Aboriginal Proverb)