“The average person has a hard job. This is what I mean by that. I go out to speak at groups all the time, and I ask them, ‘When you think of homelessness, what images come to mind?’ And I always hear dirty, drug-addicted, smelly and cardboard signs…all those kinds of phrases. And they’re right. They are kind of dirty, kind of smelly, and they do hold cardboard signs. And then we call them a human being. Right? The homeless person. Why can’t we just admit that whenever we think of homelessness, those are the images that come through our minds?(more…)
“I don’t like to see people suffer. We’re in this world together. I cannot walk away if I see you hungry and I got something to eat.” – Alfred, Spokane
Alfred was featured with several others in this blog post for World Homeless Day.