An inside look at how the homeless survive and what measures they must take in order to make it through another day.
With the right help from charities, programs, companies, education, volunteers, feeding drives and guidance many people in need and ready to receive the help are successfully getting work and housing through non-profit programs in place such as
Making It Happen, Inc.
After serving in the Marine Corps I ended up homeless. I also suffer from PTSD and other disorders I couldn't cope with on my own without the proper care. I then lost my job, my family and spiraled into a dark place. Being homeless I realized how very few people are kind to those in need. Sometimes, all we want is someone to talk to, someone to care and show human kindness. After reaching a milestone and with the help of organizations and veterans aid, I am now proud to say I am no longer homeless. JB Shandrew
Being disabled comes with many challenges in life. But, being homeless and disabled presents many more challenges no one is ever ready for.
"I have to provide not only for myself, but for my homeless family also and sometimes taking extreme measures to survive is a must." says a Veteran in a wheelchair on the sidewalk holding a sign and a money jar.
Pets can make a great companion, but a homeless pet can also suffer lack of nutrition, high risk of being hit by a vehicle, can carry illnesses and at times can be a danger to others mostly due to being scared. Cause 4 Paws a non-profit for pet rescue and owner Jasmine Dustine is also highly committed in helping people and pets in need .
Children often suffer from hunger, malnutrition, lack of education, the elements and illness due to homelessness.