About Facing Homelessness

When confronted with the complexities and hardships of life lived on the street we often find ourselves overwhelmed and left feeling at a loss for what to do.

When we turn away from those moments, we deny our compassion, isolate ourselves and quietly reinforce the negative stereotype against those living on our streets.

It does not have to be this way. As a community of compassion we can face homelessness by choosing to see the beauty of person in front of us rather than the issue that overwhelms us. We can give empathy a voice, trusting in our own creativity and compassion to find the answer that fits each moment of interaction.

We can begin by simply acknowledging those suffering, trusting that we are all the same, all wanting to love and be loved. When we take the time to listen to another’s journey, we begin the process of turning a stranger into a friend and opening our compassion for another human being.

Facing Homelessness is a nonprofit organization working to build a new awareness about our relationship to homelessness and to each other. We encourage everyone to get involved in some way, knowing that when we all do this, we end homelessness.

It all begins when you reach out to “Just Say Hello”. Please visit us at Facing Homelessness on Facebook, Instagram and at www.facinghomelessness.org.