Friday, November 7, 2008

November is National Homeless Awareness Month

November is National Homeless Awareness month, created to bring attention to this significant social problem. Homelessness used to be considered an urban problem, but no more; the decline of the economy and the soaring foreclosure rate has caused homelessness to now be seen in every suburb of the country and Collin County cities are certainly no exception.

At the Samaritan Inn, the county’s only homeless shelter, we regularly see men, women, and children at our door who never expected to be in this situation. Homeless families are the fastest growing number in the homeless population and they are the majority of our residents. We provide a safe place to sleep and food to eat, but we also provide a comprehensive program that leads to independence. We supply the support, they provide the initiative.

To address this problem and put people back on their feet again, we need collaboration and we are pleased to say we have it.

To read more of this story click on here

What can you do to help? Contact the Samaritan Inn.


Toni said...

Thanks for the info, Laura. A scary situation for people. You never know in this economy. . .someday it could be someone I know, or me!

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