Have you heard about this book on our approach to homelessness in many communities?
We feel a review by our community of this book & taking on the challenges it gives us would make a huge difference in our communities response, making us better at how we make progress towards addressing the many issues created by homelessness here.
This community came together to address accountability in their faith community & the homeless people they serve as well!
We can do that too!
This response was given to this comment from Beahboomer:
“Anyone who gets off 131 at Leonard sees the same people everyday and they work in shifts. One begs while two others are under the bridge. They never seem to have a shortage to buy cigarettes.”
“In Robert Lupton’s book, “Toxic Charity,” he says often people need love more than they need money. Giving money is a short-term answer to a long-term problem. Directing them to an agency that can offer this assistance is a good place to start.
Also simply saying hello, waving, or making eye contact. Many of these neighbors have been marginalized and not seen by society in general. We just drive by. So let’s at least give them the dignity of being seen and not ignored. Don’t give them money. It is frequently going to feed addictions.”