Autumn is officially here. Some of the trees will begin the annual process of having their leaves turn some of the most remarkable colors: colors that the human mind can only begin to imagine. Some of the birds will be heading to warmer climates. Some of the furry creatures will find some place to build their burrows and begin storing food for the winter. Most of the reptilian creatures will go into hibernation.
For the local area homeless, autumn is a prelude to preparations as well. Many are already starting to think about trying to find a way to stay warm and dry this winter. They are starting to collect blankets, warmer clothing and so forth. The majority of homeless will be sleeping out of doors this winter – not out of choice, but rather out of necessity. They have no place to go. They have no homes. There aren’t enough shelter beds to go around. (more…)