After 25 years of being homeless, I learned there’s one simple thing you can do to help | Gregory P Smith

I felt so invisible that sometimes being bashed was a relief – at least the thugs were engaging with me

There are as many pathways to homelessness as there are homeless people in the world. For some, it’s a sudden freefall triggered by a lost job, a broken home life or some other seismic personal upheaval. For others the road to sleeping rough winds down a slow, steady and depressing gradient until it arrives – quite literally – at rock bottom. Tragically, some are even born into it. Many have mental illness to contend with.

No matter how they got there, however, every homeless person has one thing in common: they know how it feels to be an outcast.

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Source: The Guardian: Homelessness

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