Can You Pass This Month’s Test on Homelessness?
Myths about homelessness abound. And as displaced people emerge throughout west Los Angeles County, false notions about their condition arise with them.
Consequently, as West Side Homeless Outreach strives to meet homeless people’s immediate physical needs, we work hard to spread facts about people forced to live on local streets.
Are you up with what is—and what’s not—regarding west L.A. County homelessness? Let’s find out.
1. Despite the recession several years ago, West Side homelessness has actually decreased.
2. Women are paid less than men are and frequently have less-desirable jobs, so there are more homeless women than men in west L.A. County.
3. The bulk of west Los Angeles County homeless people are drug addicts or alcoholics.
4. Most West Side homeless people prefer not to be homeless. They would resume their former lifestyles of family, home and job if possible.
5. When most unsheltered people receive modest provisions—simple meals, toothbrushes and toothpaste, new socks or clean towels—they’re extremely grateful.
For the ANSWERS, please click here. West L.A. County homeless people need your assistance more than ever. You can help us help them. West Side Homeless Outreach is an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) charity, so your donations are completely tax deductible. Individuals, families, companies and other groups are among our biggest backers. To become one of our valued supporters, click on donate. Thank you for your generous support. The West Side Homeless Outreach blog shares insights about homelessness everyone should know. Visit it today!
The U.S. economy has allegedly improved from its 2008 ebb. Has local homelessness diminished as a result?
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To survive the streets and become permanently rehoused, local homeless people need assistance. Fortunately, because of generous supporters, West Side Homeless Outreach provides help.