How to Help Homeless Citizens

Homelessness is a problem in many nations around the world. You see them everywhere from street corners, to stairways to alleyways and so on. Ever wondered how to help a homeless citizen, here are some ways you can make it happen.

Steps

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    Love them like they are your brother/sister.
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    Don't give cash, instead buy the homeless person a sandwich and a cold beverage. By giving the homeless person cash, it can be easily converted to drugs and alcohol.
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    Treat the homeless person with respect. By taking time and actually talking to a homeless person in a friendly and very respectful manner, you can give them a wonderful sense of civility and dignity. Just by being friendly, it gives the person a weapon to fight the isolation, depression, and paranoia that many homeless people face daily.
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    Know that the homeless and their problems are not always the same. The homeless are commonly very diverse. A homeless person you meet could be a battered woman, an addicted veteran and so on.
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    It is always a good idea to protect yourself at all times because some of the homeless are often wanted fugitives and criminals on the run from the law. Always be very cautious when talking to street people. stay in areas where other people can see you. Don't take any chances.
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    Encourage the homeless to get help through their respected homeless shelters.
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    If you really want to help the homeless sign up at a homeless shelter.

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Categories: Volunteer and Community Service