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Homelessness is the condition of people without a permanent dwelling, such as a house or apartment. People who are homeless are most often unable to acquire and maintain regular, safe, secure and adequate housing. The legal definition of homeless varies from country to country, or among different jurisdictions in the same country or region. The term homeless may also include people whose primary night-time residence is in a homeless shelter, a domestic violence shelter, long-term residence in a motel, a vehicle, squatting, cardboard boxes, a tent city, tarpaulins, shanty town structures made of discarded building materials or other ad hoc housing situations. According to the UK homelessness charity Crisis, a home is not just a physical space: it also provides roots, identity, security, a sense of belonging and a place of emotional wellbeing. United States government homeless enumeration studies also include people who sleep in a public or private place not designed for use as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings. There are a number of organizations who provide help for the homeless.

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This man is known to the local people there since 17 years, his last Dog just died because it was so old of "age" and then people gave him this new puppy. The puppy got vaccines and everything, and he took care of him like his old dog who died. And then those scum wannabe animal right assholes took his dog without any right

Contributed by Jax Nemphis

When I was 15, my childhood home was foreclosed on. My parents separated and I went with my dad. I'm 17 now. For almost 3 years my mother has been homeless. She is starting to get back on her feet. It's not because she's lazy it's because she was thrown out of her home, with no money, no job and she was alone. I have been trying to help her in every way I can for these past couple of years and it has broken my heart to see her so desperate. I almost decided to no go to college for a year so I could work and help her. Homelessness is real and it can happy to anyone, ANYONE. Do not take what you have for granted. If you see a homeless person, please help them.

Contributed by Victoria M Nahley


Ugly but still a person who sees out of eyes just like every one of us.

Contributed by Madeline Johnson


Don McCullin – Homeless Irishman

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photos by Lee Jeffries

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Lunch to Raise Awareness of Homelessness

A nearby middle/elementary school had an outdoor lunch during the cold Vermont winter to raise awareness of homelessness and it's struggles, because after all we may be complaining about the cold of winter while we can stay inside while others are forced to live, eat, and sleep in that cold. The lunch also raised money to go to the COTS program.

Contributed by Courtney Meunier

This is a blog run by an actual homeless person who writes his posts from the library. Check out this great article about what he says homeless people really need!

Contributed by Katie Leavitt

For Someone Who Can't

Enacted by The Passage, these citizens of the UK help to raise money for homeless people in their country.

Contributed by Darby Oliver

Care Packages for the Homeless: Way to Help the Homeless

What we included in our care packages: Hand warmers Snacks Wet Wipes Toothbrush/toothpaste Water bottle Mints/gum Kleenex Chapstick Note/bible verse (Commentors are giving additional suggestions – socks, gloves (Dollar Store has great ones), first aid kits, pillar candles, cough drops, pain medicine…)

Contributed by Tess Chaffin

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