On September 20th, many of you joined us for “The Many Faces of Homelessness” symposium. Thank you so much for your interest and your support.
Our goal was educational: to build awareness of the issue and promote sensitivity to the wide array of people who are without shelter, from single moms to immigrants, children to veterans to LGBTQ young people. We hope that we all learned a little more, as individuals and as a community, about what’s at stake and what it will take to solve this problem.
If you were able to attend, perhaps you learned some really good solutions already exist…but solutions need financial support to continue and expand. Perhaps you learned something about the deep well of humanity that underlies the efforts of those on the front lines. Perhaps you learned about a single mom’s choices—pay rent or pay for childcare so she can work? Work two jobs or three? And perhaps you had a “There but for the grace of God…” moment.
In truth, we are all in this together. The symposium was a clear invitation to reflect on how homelessness affects our communities and what you can do to help alleviate it. As the “giving season” approaches, we hope you will choose to support those of us who work to help people living on the edge, especially our partners, all listed here on our website. Thank you for your generosity!