Top things a person will need if they find themselves homeless. A good paying job, nutrition, a place to get adequate rest, friend & family support, quality healthcare, a place to expel human excrement, and finally a house. Below are real life solutions with community support and sponsors that can help our local homeless person.
3 step process:
1) Vet an individual to build trust & connect with reliable sources.
2) Build a community of passionate people to help people out of homelessness.
3) Maintain relationship with necessary education & support.
The vetting process | Must be:
Welcoming, safe housing
This can be in the form of a:
A good paying job
Complimentary Food Pantry
Homeless Solutions by Category
- Only help those who will accept your help.
- Locker boxes, picture ID's, showers, RX refills, & laundry services found at First Stop.
- Missing birth certificates & coordinated assessment please contact NACH located on the 2nd floor of the Huntsville - Madison Library.
- Be sure to be knowledgeable in established organizations to properly help homeless individuals & support those organizations. If they need gas, give them gas cards. Medicine? Give them the address to free clinics. Food? Tell them about the Rescue Mission.
- Be certified in Mental Health First Aid. It's worth knowing to truly understand homeless people. Check out SPEAK local & complimentary mental health text services.
- Help your sponsored individual reach money goals. Go over their finances together & figure out how they can be helped other than already existing complimentary locations. Do they need $10/ day? Help them reach that goal. They should always work for cash. Hand ups are more effective than hand outs.
- Housing can also be in the form of room mates, weatherproof camper, mother in laws, & apartment complex's.
- For Veterans visit Stand Down Together
- For our homeless & addicted visit Samhsa.gov
Cortney L. Brown