Archive for April 14, 2008

There are folks who see homelessness as a lifestyle. I don’t. I see it as a condition that is devastating not only to the person who experiences it but to their families, as well as to the community.

To be sure, there are individuals who deliberately have chosen to be homeless. However, for the most part, homelessness is something that comes about in a person’s life because of a number of different circumstances happening in combination. As a result, it is difficult to prevent homelessness from occurring altogether.

I have always, and continue to maintain the belief that homelessness can afflict anyone. And, that is how I view homelessness: an affliction, which like many other afflictions can have devastating and long lasting effects.   (more…)