Being an Ally for homeless

Most of the other ‘ally’ information can almost directly apply to Homeless people (or really any oppressed people). I would like to point out some common myths, and try to correct them here:

  • There are different levels of homelessness, People living in cars, people couch surfing, people tenting it up, etc.
  • Some people literally live on the streets, others live outside of communities all together.
  • Some people might choose to live without a home.
  • Not all of them are mentally insane/troubled/etc. Not all of them are alcoholics, or have other substance abuse problems.
  • Not all of them are old. Every age range is susceptible.
  • It shouldn’t be a crime, but it is in most places.
  • Homeless people are still PEOPLE.