Most homeless people give up on their struggle with the system. I have seen this among people I know and feel it is a damn shame that they don’t stand up for themselves if they are right. The maze of paperwork and angry faces gets to them and they give up. If you need job training, housing, food, medical help, etc. don’t give up. But if you do ask for help, do the right thing and find a way to pull your own weight or help someone else if you are able. If you get a low-income housing unit, take care of it and don’t be an idiot blasting the stereo all night. If you get food from the food bank and don’t want/can’t use part of it, don’t throw it out, give some to a friend (or stranger!). If you get job training, do something with it. If you pound your fist on the table demanding help, be responsible after you get it. That’s all I have to say about that.
- Demand for food banks triples ‘because of benefit delays or changes’ (standard.co.uk)
- Why some people turn from helping the homeless to becoming homeless bashers (brainsections.wordpress.com)
- Huge rise in use of food banks since welfare changes, says aid body (guardian.co.uk)
- Homeless and penniless – the food bank users with nowhere else to turn (guardian.co.uk)
- Non-profit cuts through red tape, houses homeless (dailynightly.nbcnews.com)
- Working from Homeless (mediasetfree.com)
- A crush of homeless overwhelming Ariz. shelter (usatoday.com)