Despite what people believe, not everyone who is homeless has come from poverty. I know of people who were singers who have traveled the world entertaining before they fell on hard times, a contractor who once owned almost three dozen properties before the economy soured, and an investor with a failed $400,000 portfolio. A friend of mine even knew an actor that was on a television series in L.A. that returned to a homeless shelter every night after filming (he was in bankruptcy).
Here is the story of the son of two well-known actors and his experiences with homelessness.
Note: The story about the church in Erie, PA sounds great. I wonder how many of the churches in my town (and yours) would do something like that?
- Erie church opens overnight shelter to help homeless (goerie.com)
- A place to stay (goerie.com)