47. Help The Homeless Apply For Aid
Governmental aid is available for homeless people, but many may not know
where to find it or how to apply. Since they don't have a mailing address,
governmental agencies may not be able to reach them.
You can help by directing the homeless to intermediaries, such as shelters
or organizations like Catholic Charities, that let them know what aid is
available and help them to apply for it. If you want to be an advocate or
intermediary for the homeless yourself, you can contact these organizations as
Often what is needed is a combination of a homeless person who wants to be
helped and an individual who cares enough to get involved and persevere. That
combination produces incredible results. It explodes the tired stereotype that
homeless people do not want to be helped. And it proves that every one of us can
make a difference.