Judgement

"Are you ashamed of him?"

"Do you know where he is?"

"Is he on the streets?"

"Why don't you help him?"

"Why does he not just call you and come home?"

"Is he a drunk?"

"Is he sick in the head or something?"

"Why haven't you tried to get him off the streets?"

"Why don't you help him?"

"Is that your dad?"

Not all people living in poverty or on the streets, are without people who love them. We could try to understand situations and we could easily judge an others situation.

Who is homeless?
In the U.S., more than 3.5 million people experience homelessness each year.
35% of the homeless population are families with children, which is the fastest growing segment of the homeless population.
25% are U.S. military veterans.
25% are children under the age of 18 years.
30% have experienced domestic violence.
20-25% suffer from mental illness.
In urban communities, people experience homelessness for an average of eight months.

As we try not to judge and stereotype the hopeless, they would have to do the same. Shame, depression and loss of hope can be factors in people not looking to family for help.

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