Arrest Your Judgement

Dr. Gary Cameron-Xavier strives to arrest the conception that you don’t have to be homeless to be hungry just as you don’t have to have low body weight to be malnutritioned. Many people tend to think that just because a person has a home, they are well off in other aspects. Join us at our scheduled feedings, nutritional educational sessions and clothes drives.

How you can help end homelessness: 

As an individual or as part of a community, you can help raise awareness and end homelessness.

Faith Community

  • Deliver a sermon on homelessness; consider publishing it, in part, as an opinion piece in your local paper
  • Join an affordable housing coalition in your area
  • Collect items for your local food shelf
  • Invite your local elected officials to discussion housing/homelessness
  • Ask your members to make a donation  to the World Wise Care’s Coalition or another local homeless program.
  • Become a member of the Coalition
  • Publically resolve to help end homelessness by adding to the My Homelessness Resolution blog
  • Sign up for the Coalition’s action alerts and updates

Students and Educators

  • Organize activities outlined in  World Wise Care’s Student’s Guide to Ending Homelessness
  • Organize a sleep-out or night tour to raise awareness in your community.
  • Organize a drive for clothes, food or school supplies to help homeless youth
  • Volunteer at a local program
  • Participate in World Wise Care’s educational programs.
  • Sign up for the Coalition’s action alerts and updates
  • Publicly resolve to help end homelessness with your classroom by adding to the Homelessness Resolution blog
  • Visit the World Wise Care’s community blog by youth experiencing homelessness.

Community Members

  • Host a community event to raise awareness of homelessness (sleep-out, book discussion group, etc.)
  • Volunteer at your local shelter
  • Be kind to homeless people you meet; if you worry about giving them a dollar because they might not spend it the way you’d like, consider giving them a clean, dry pair of cotton socks instead.
  • Review homeless reports in your area.
  • Write a Letter to the Editor about why ending homelessness matters to you
  • Sign up  for the Coalition’s action alerts and newsletters
  • Publicly resolve to help end homelessness by adding to the World Wise Care’s Homelessness Resolution blog

People Experiencing Homelessness

  • Contact the Coalition to share your story and insights on solutions to end homelessness
  • Sign up for the Coalition’s action alerts and updates
  • Attend a Homeless or Homelessness meeting in your area.
  • Publicly resolve to help end homelessness by adding to the World Wise Care’s Homelessness Resolution blog

Elected Officials

  • Visit your local homeless shelters, food shelves, battered women’s programs, at-risk youth programs and workforce centers to educate yourself on the issues of homelessness and poverty
  • Review Homelessness reports in your area.
  • Participate in your local affordable housing coalition groups
  • Submit a letter to your local paper as an opinion piece and send it to the Coalition for possible inclusion in our newsletter or website
  • Sponsor a food drive, clothes drive, school supplies drive, etc.
  • Volunteer at a local program to highlight that the need is year-round
  • Publicly resolve to help end homelessness by adding to the World Wise Care’s Homelessness Resolution blog

Direct Service Providers

  • Become a member of World Wise Care’s Coalition for the Homeless or a coalition in your area.
  • Share your thoughts and concerns about the Coalition’s legislative agenda
  • Participate in your local continuum of care and/or affordable housing coalition planning processes
  • Sign up  for the Coalition’s action alerts and updates
  • Publicly resolve to help end homelessness by adding to the World Wise Care’s Homelessness Resolution blog

Volunteer

Contact the volunteer coordinator at a shelter in your area  to serve a meal or do an overnight shift.

Get involved personally or with your community with ideas from World Wise Care’s Coalition for the Homeless advocacy list.

Write, email, or call your elected officials.  Explain why ending homelessness matters to you.

 

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