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The First Step to Ending Homelessness...
...is understanding who the homeless really are.
One of the biggest obstacles that homeless people face is that of public misconceptions about the causes of homelessness. It's easy to dismiss the homeless population as a group of people who made bad decisions and somehow "deserve" to be without homes. That perception is what keeps much of the public from actively trying to help.
The truth is that when we talk about “the homeless,” we’re talking about a wide variety of people; veterans, single mothers with children, people with disabilities, families living in their cars, and people who simply lost their jobs and homes during a tough economy and weren't able to get back on their feet quickly enough.
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