What Beauty Is Like For Homeless Women On The Streets | Shady | Refinery29


Across the country, homelessness is becoming
a crisis. I wanna know how you’re gonna strengthen people
to get out of homelessness. Are you planning to do anything to stop the
increase of homelessness or is this just a welcome sign for the rest of the country? You need to disperse the problem. This is a decision between whether we keep
people on the streets or do we take them off the streets. And in some places, it’s driving a divide
between the housed and the homeless. What does it take to be seen as a person? How’s that feel, queen? Instead of a problem. What is so complicated about that? I get darker tones to put on and then I put
on the concealer to lighten up around the eyes and stuff. I don’t even know what to get anymore. I have a hard time picking what it is that
I’m getting because I want to make sure that I’m not wasting my money on anything because, you know, I’m homeless. 29 year old Arien Williams has been homeless
for the last five years. She’s part of a new wave of homelessness where
women are on the front lines. It’s an epidemic that can be clearly seen
on the streets of Los Angeles. Sometimes I shower at the church on Gower. Most of the time it’s in my tent with a lot of baby wipes and soap. When you see homeless people, your brain can’t
fathom honestly how somebody could be out there. All it takes for you to be homeless is they
raise your rent and you lose your job and you’re homeless for the next month. Point blank. One of Arien’s most surprising survival techniques
involves beauty. This is my makeup bag. I use my makeup to cope with being out here,
to make me feel less homeless. Well, I’ve had a few jobs. I had to wear makeup
to work every day because that’s what everybody else was doing and if I don’t, then I’ll definitely
stand out. When they find out when you’re homeless they
treat you a lot differently. Whether I live inside or outside, I’m still
a human being. I still have needs and necessities just like the next person. For Arien, a thin layer of eyeshadow keeps
her connected to society, but it doesn’t shield her from the realities of the street. What is it like to be a woman out on the
streets? If a woman is out here by herself, she is
a walking target. Every homeless woman I’ve ever met has been
raped. What kind of unique challenges are faced by
women who are experiencing homelessness? The challenge is that there simply aren’t
enough resources. There aren’t enough women-focused programs
or women-focused housing. Just 17% of the shelter beds in Los Angeles
are designated for women year-round, and many of them are in mixed gender spaces. The services that do exist are largely concentrated
on Skid Row. Skid Row has become a shorthand for the area
in cities where homelessness gets pushed to the margins. The most infamous case can be found in L.A.
where the city has historically tried to contain the majority of its homeless shelters, services,
and people. Today there are more than 2,000 people living
on the streets in an area that’s less than half a square mile. It’s become the site for some of the most
comprehensive services in the county, but it’s also known as a dangerous place, especially
for women. Despite this reputation, Skid Row is also the
site of the only shelter in this city that refuses to turn away women. Union Rescue Mission. We refuse to meet ladies out on the street.
They feel like they’ve escaped from a war zone. To meet the overwhelming demand, URM blows
up hundreds of mattresses and puts them anywhere they can. On any given night, three to four hundred women
find shelter here. But it’s just a drop in the bucket. What happens if this continues and there isn’t
a massive intervention? I already think we’re past the tipping point. The other day I got a call. There was a 26-year-old
woman who ran into our building naked after being beaten and raped. It is a FEMA-like, Red Cross-like disaster. And it’s not just on Skid Row, it’s everywhere
in L.A. In the midst of this disaster, one woman is
reaching out. One of each, make sure- One of each. Shirley Raines single-handedly started Beauty
to the Streets. A volunteer-run project that provides home-cooked
meals, makeup, and more. I don’t think I can end homelessness. I think
it’s a gangrene situation right now. We’re trying to put a band-aid on a gunshot
wound. She comes to Skid Row every Saturday along
with a few friends. The Fighters For The World is a biker club
that offered to come out and support Shirley. Skid Row is like, alright, we don’t care what
happens there. Keep everybody in one area, as long as it
stays there. So we decided to come down and lend our aid
to make sure they’re safe. Yeah, I don’t think I’ve seen a single police
officer since I actually got down here. Right, no we haven’t either. It seems like you guys are sort of helping
to pick up the slack. Whatever the powers that be, however they’re
working out their money, I don’t think it trickles down here. It’s very important to put something on and
see something other than what you’re going through. It’s gonna get warm in a second LaFonda, okay? There is nail polish too! This could be any of us out here. I think that’s
the biggest thing people need to understand. There are real-life stories down here. There’s real-life trauma down here. This could be you. I did the whole stay-at-home-mom thing. I never imagined that this would happen to me,
hitting rock bottom. Michelle Fennell is a 37-year-old mother of
four This is them, that’s the family photo. Whose world was turned upside down when she
had to flee an abusive boyfriend. I was in a really bad domestic violence situation. My abuser was trying to kill me. I had to leave my apartment. I became homeless. There was really no resources
for me and my children. My children went to go stay with different
family members. After three years on the streets, Michelle
finally got housing. But the only option available to her was a single room occupancy unit. It means that she still has to be apart from
her kids, except for the occasional visit. What is it like not having your children living
with you? It’s so hard. I have to be strong for my children,
and make sure we get back in, to where we once were as a family. I’m gonna stay here for a while till I’m able
to save up and transition to something else. Just the money to live in a regular apartment
is kind of like intense. Michelle’s case is an increasingly common
one. The lack of housing options and support makes it easy to get knocked off your feet,
and incredibly hard to get back up. We have a responsibility as a community to
care for those who are in this crisis. We’re not accepting people who’ve experienced
homelessness as our neighbors. But not everyone feels the same way. Hundreds of people, many who live and work
in Koreatown, raise their voices in protest today. Homeless housing has proven to be a hot-button
issue in Sherman Oaks. Not-in-my-backyardism is the biggest barrier to
any success of helping people off the streets. As the homelessness crisis grows, so does the
backlash. Some residents, fearing for their personal
safety and property, are pushing back against homeless services and shelters in their neighborhoods. Venice is the site of some of the most vocal
Not In My Backyard or NIMBY opposition. What has become one of the most expensive
beachfront neighborhoods in Los Angeles now fears it’s being overrun by outsiders. Good evening everybody. We’re here in Venice at a neighborhood council
meeting to learn about a newly proposed housing plan for the homeless and as you can see it’s
a little bit chaotic. We could walk away from homelessness. That
would not solve homelessness. This is a decision between whether we keep
people on the streets or whether we take them off the streets. I think that’s an easy decision. Thank you. I have heard the real and genuine fear of
women living on our streets in the encampments, who are afraid of being beaten or being raped. If we do not do this in Venice, the one thing
I can guarantee you is that the status quo will continue and the problem will continue to
get worse. We are going to go to questions from the audience. My name is Wendy Lockett, I’m from Venice
and I’m homeless. What do you intend to do to ensure that we
don’t both have encampments and bridge housing, and we’re just one big homeless community? We could take that same amount of money and
put somewhere else where we would actually get these people the homes they so desperately
need. What is so complicated about that? I am in favor of homeless housing, but I am
not in favor of containment policies. What you’re doing I believe is encouraging
more weakness, and I want to know how you’re gonna strengthen people to get out of homelessness? You need to disperse the problem. That’s what
happens when there’s a riot. You disperse it. That’s… you’re not thinking in those terms,
I don’t understand why you’re not. Cause I’ll tell you why. Cause it’s no longer just in one place or
another. It is everywhere in the city. Regardless of the NIMBY movement’s intentions,
it stalls progress, hijacking the conversation of how to solve
homelessness and making it about who should have to deal with it. I wanted to know what the mayor had to say. Do residents, even wealthy ones, have a right
to fight where a shelter is going in a neighborhood? It’s literally the most complicated issue
I think I’ve ever dealt with, and ever will deal with in public policy, because it has
so many different elements. And each person is different. I think all of
us have a responsibility to solve homelessness. It’s about getting to know one person on the
street. Figuring out what her story is and figuring
out what is that combination lock that we have to crack open to make sure she can get
back off the street and onward with her dreams. So the color she talked about. How’s that feel, queen? What would you say to someone who argues that
hair and makeup shouldn’t be a primary focus with the homeless? What I want to do is just restore dignity. Just make them feel important, and make them
feel beautiful. Now we are cooking with fire. All the women that I take care of right now,
I took care of them with food and water, and I didn’t really get to know them that well. Until I started giving makeup and doing hair,
it’s like the beauty salon. They open up when they’re in the chair. I’m writing ‘I’m still human’ after being treated
like I’m less than human for being broke. You know? I feel like the world needs a reminder. You stay in the mission over there baby? Three weeks? How is it in there? I would say that we have to understand these
women are not out here by choice. Something happened. Somewhere along the line, they were broken. Somewhere along the line, they were damaged. Whatever broke them and put them on the street,
we need to start with that. It’s been about three years. We are fleeing from my abuser and me actually
finding housing. Living in my own place, I’m able to figure
out my game plan. Because if I didn’t have this apartment, I
wouldn’t be able to go out there and worry about a career. You’re not wasting any time. I can’t afford to. I have my children, my babies, they keep me motivated. It’s already lifting. How did it feel when you first sat down, and
Shirley was washing your hair? Alicia, it looks so good! What do you think everyone in the mission
is going to say? I think it’s pretty awesome. How you look and, you know your appearance,
and everything is important to everybody. Cool. What she does here is powerful. Everybody needs to look pretty. Right? Alicia transformed before my eyes. And it wasn’t just the shampoo and color. Shirley’s kind words and compassion made Alicia
glow. They deserve kindness, they deserve food,
they deserve love, they deserve respect. You’re not your situation on the street. You’re not the tent that you sleep in. Open your eyes. And your name is gonna be on the back. Ooh! Look how cute, it’s cute! Oh, don’t cry, love. Don’t cry love! It’s clear that homelessness is an incredibly
complex problem and solving it here in Los Angeles and all across the country will take
time and resources. But just as vital is recognizing that behind
every struggle is a story. It’s something that we can all do that costs
nothing and can make a difference, now. Thanks for watching Refinery29. For more videos
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100 thoughts on “What Beauty Is Like For Homeless Women On The Streets | Shady | Refinery29

  1. Can you think of any solutions to the greater issue surrounding these women living on the streets in L.A.? Share your ideas with us below!

  2. There are homed people out there who would donate or talk to a person wearing makeup and fitting beauty standards but not someone who hasn’t showered or doesn’t “look good.”
    There are disgusting “documentaries” that claim that 100% of homeless people have drug addictions, which is wrong. It makes people not want to donate to the homeless themselves, nor shelters which support the people they believe are drug addicts. These fake documentaries and news pieces add to the sigma around homelessness. Their stories are out there. They are real. They are human. They need support, love and care, not hatred.
    There are people who believe that the homeless chose to be homeless. There are people who believe the homeless are not good people. They dehumanize these people. This is the problem in our society.

  3. For the viewers who think makeup isn’t a need for them, think about it.
    In a sense, makeup improves their mental health. They feel empowered and safe, because for a little bit, they don’t feel like outcasts.

  4. When i get older im gonna buy pads, hygienic products, and food ect for the homeless. I would now but im not allowed to help the homeless because of my parents. They awalys say their drug addicts or alcoholics but regardless even if they are. They deserve a chance to get back on their feet. We don't know their story.

  5. People that got big money why they not helping they helping homeless people other counties need look at this counties USA

  6. I think when you are homeless you should not really care about makeup but care more about getting a job or something like that but I think you should still care about your skin, no hate or anything it’s just my opinion:))

  7. I don't think the food giving and nakeup help, it makes them more lazy cuz they got food for free. Pgive them home or rent and a job.

  8. Omg this is disappointing, I can't imagine that they treats her differently once they discover that she's a homeless,, okay well let me tell you that YOU only you puts those mdfking rules of games: with makeup, dressed well = good one, if not, then fxck it up, DON'T BE LIKE OMGS I'M shocked RIGHT NOW….

  9. People fighting against shelters in their neighborhood are fucked up. Instead of helping and aiding people to help them get back on their feet we dehumanize them. I’m just disgusted by them.

  10. I have an amazing cost effective idea!, like build a big grassy' concreted area and have tiny homes on the area, because its a tiny home it still has everything they'll need!

  11. hella respect for the woman w the green hair she's beautiful and so are all the other women who was in her salon

  12. It's so dumb how people say "use your money for the homeless" bi*ch you do that don't try and make other people do it

  13. Homeless people are still PEOPLE. You cant just sweep these people with lives off your country and into a bin. They have lives, emotions, and potentials to be incredible people with families.

  14. My heart hurts for everyone who is homeless. We are so quick to judge them and assume they are all drug addicts and that’s why they’re homeless. While this is true for some, it definitely isn’t true for all…

    Most of us are only a paycheck away from being homeless so I think we should start being more humble and stop judging them🥺♥️

  15. Wow, This is a difficult situation. There are people that want to do better, and There are people that don't want to do better …

  16. There are communities, small towns, oil rigging companies, and even American contracting companies overseas that will pay for training with a signed contract for a specific obligation of 1, 2 or more years commitment. There should be a federally funded relocation program for the homeless which includes training for need-based placement within professions that are under-staffed. That would be beneficial to ALL of us!

  17. All that FUCKING money being made from legal marijuana in Cali and they can't put some of that money towards helping the homeless WTF IS REALLY GOING ON!!!!!

  18. 🗣GO TO COLLEGE!!! trade school something, to the black girl living in the room. Use the opportunity you have, luxury even, of someone watching your children to get an associates degree in nursing maybe🤷🏽‍♀️ you could change your life in two years instead of crying like a fucking baby!! Nobody cares🤷🏽‍♀️ get your shit together and stop waiting on a savior🙄

  19. Round these derelicts up and take them to a tent city jail in the desert. Force them to work, sober up, dry out. Make them demonstrate a life skill before they can be released. Get them the mental health and medical help they require. Innocent citizens deserve protection. Giving a bum a sandwich never got them off the street, it only perpetuates the situation. We tried compassion and it failed, now its time for TOUGH LOVE.
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  20. This is honestly so scary for me. At the end of the month I'm going to be homeless. My state doesn't have very many programs for the homeless other than a shelter that's always at capacity and a food shelf that doesn't have very much food.

  21. This is a very difficult situation. The most anyone can do is make ask for money to save a few people buy to save all requires immense amounts of money. I don’t know where people want the government to do. Money doesn’t grow on trees. You want them to pay out of their pocket? Well would you do that? Would you pay everything for them? I think not. It is a sad story but there’s nothing we can do.

  22. i got so many chills from this,i almost cried watching this!

    when she said that every woman that she’s ever met had been raped i litterly got so mad.I got so sad and got so many chills this is not ok! we need to do something about this! help the people in need,if you see someone homeless on the steets just give them some money,you have so much you have a house a familie and money. they don’t!😔💗

  23. I've followed Arien's interviews on Invisible People. I was hoping she was able to get into housing. Arien, honey, if you are reading this, I am sending you a big hug from NY. You are a beautiful person. I am praying you get a place real soon. Please keep us updated. Invisible People viewers care about you and the homeless population.

  24. I’m not homeless thankfully…. but I do feel really bad when I see the homeless. I always want to give out money, but I’ve def been burned.

    I bought a lady an older lady a meal and rather then saying saying thank you… she asked why I didn’t buy her soda.

  25. we fight one another as our US military fights never ending Rothschild banking cartel wars.. how many countries have been demonize by the Rothschild owned Associated Press media? and then bombed..war contracts our big contracts 👉money

  26. Homelessness is an issue. A HUGE issue. But the bigger issue the people that refuse to see the big picture. These people have lives. They have the right to look beautiful and feel beautiful and should have the right to live in homeless shelters. They should have the right to be safe.

  27. Step 1. Move out of the major cities. Find a smaller town that has a homeless center. The best ones are cold places where there is a strong since of community. Ironically most homeless move to warm places for that reason those places get over run and funds for services get depleted fast. I moved from California to a small town in Minnesota with a suitcase and backpack got a low income or subsidized appointment withen a month.

  28. Kudos to those helping the homeless out there and curse those NIMBY-f'ers. My community has a small homeless camp and while I wish they would get the help they need, they don't cause any problems (other than panhandling). I would not oppose a shelter or halfway house program in my area.

  29. Technically everything here applies to men too but much much much worse only because people focus on women and expect men to take care of it themselves because they're men.

  30. BRING BACK THE COST OF LIVING…LIKE…. RENT PRICE'S…PLUS…FOOD COST……BUT ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE…COIN WHEN YOU YOU..AS THE RENTER..YOU SHOULD ALSO RESPECT YOU SHELTER…AND MAKE THAT THE PRYORITY…TO PAY FOR YOUR RENT AND FOOD.. BEFORE… YOU THINK…DRUGS IS OPTIONAL..AND BOOZE IS YOUR ..SAVIOUR….

  31. WITH ALL THE TALENT…IN THERE THEY SHOULD START ..A CAMUN….GET GRANTS TO START….A AQUA INLAND..CONTAINER FAR..THJAT..ALSO CREATES….A.FARMING..SELF CONTAINED….INDUSTRY THAT AT LEAST WOULD FEED ..THE MASS'S…AND THEN START ..ANOTHER …BUSINESS..WITH THE …BY PRODUCTS OF THE…….THE FISH…LIKE CALAGEN…AND…COD LIVER OIL OR ..FISH OILS….AND THE WASTE WOULD GO INTO..THIS…BIG…TENT…THAT ..WHERE ALL THE….PLANT BASE WASTE….ALSO GOES INTO …PLUS ALL THE GARBAGE….NO PLASTIC…ONLY PAPER..AND…..FOOD WASTE…..WHERE…THE BLACK FLY LARVEY….WOULD THEN…..TURN ALL THAT WASTE INTO….COMPOST THAT THEN WOULD…BE WASHED OVER CAPTUREING…THE SOUP OF THE COMPOSED THAT THEN WOULD THEN…..GO..INTO..THE PLANT TRAYS…FOR THE NUTRITION…..
    FEEDING AND LITTERLY….PRODUCEING THE BEST..,….PLANT FOOD..FOR FAST HEALTHY …NO CHEMICIAL..ADITIVE…
    THE FLY'S…AT NIGHT TIM E ..THARE WOULD BE A LIGHT.AND VACUM…SET UP ALL THROUGH THE COMPOUND….THAT WOULD LOORE THE FLIES AND FLIENG…….INSECTS TO THEM AND BADA BING BADA BONG… LOE AND BE.HOLD..FOOD FOR THE…..FISH AND CHICKENS……PLUS THE LARVIES
    AND WORMS…I SAY…LET THE LARVIES ..TURN INTO FLIES…AND ALLOW THEM TO..LAY THE…..LARVIES…MILLIONS…AND BILLIONS…THE NEVER ENDING.. SOURCE OF FOOD FOR THESE..FISH..AND CHICKENS……STOP LIVING IN THE CITIES…GOE OUT INTO THE WILDERNESS…..AND START YOUR OWN….TOWN…..YOU COULD STaRT..SOME KINDA..INTERNET BUSINESS…..EVEN THROW A ..CONCERT THAT GOES TO ..BUYING PROPERTY ..TO START…A INDUSTRY…..OF SOME KIND…NEVER …STOPPING THE GROWTH OF THE …AQUA FARM …NEVER EVER..NEED TO ….WORRY ABOUT THE MAIN PRIORITY OF LIFE AND THATS……FOOD.. AND SHELTER…..
    AND AS THE TIME GOES ON AND ON…..EVERY ONES GOT TO PUT IN….
    TO THE KIDDY CAT.. TAX..FOR…OTHER NEEDS….INVENT OR START TO MANUFACTURE..ELECTRICAL GENERATERS…ALSO OTHER DEVICE'S…..TO HELP SAVE THE PLANET FROM..THE HUMAN CANCER…..AND BELIEVE YOU ME THEIRS …BILLIONS OF..THESE IDEAS OUT THERE…………EDUCATE.. THE
    CHILDREN….IN TO THE NEW REALITY..OF …BIRTH INTO THE WORLD THAT HAS BEEN FORGOTTEN AND…..DISCARDED…..FAMILY..COMUNITY…AND SELF WORTH BY WORKING AND CONTRIBUTEING…YOU WOULD BE SO SERPRISED…HOW ..WELL OFF ONE WOULD END ..UP ..GOING BACK INTO THE BASICS OF LIFE…….EDUCATE LAWYERS.. NOT TO MANY…EDUCATE…DOCTORS…..EDUCATE EVERY ONE ON THE NATURAL PATH OF HEALLING…BE FORE AND PHARMASUTICAL…..RAISE…PLANTS ..LIKE MORINGA..AND ALLOEVERAS……BLAH BLAH…BLAH…BLAH….
    WHO KARES…..STOP FEELING…FAILER..AND ..RE ASSESS YOUR OPTIONS….
    PUT CARDS OUT TO DO CAR WASHING…HOME CLEANING..HOUSE WASHING…HOUSE PAINTING….
    CONCRETE…SEALaNT….MAKE CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS CALLED…AIRCRETE…DON'T BY THOSE OVER PRICED…EQUIPMENT ..TO MANUFACTURE THESE ..TYPES OF WALLS THAT LITTERLY ARE LIGHT…AND
    GET THIS…TOTAL FIRER .RETARDENT…AND..KEEPS THE HEAT OUT AND THE COLD OUT.. AND…IS A VERY..STRONG.WATER RESISTANT PRODUCT THAT DON'T BREAK DOWN…..EVERY ONE …THAT ..IS IN THE COMUNITY.. THAT..GETS STARTED BACK ON THEIR FEET….WOULD ALWAYS PAY IT FORWARD BACK INTO THE KIDDY CAT…PURSE…..OF THE COMUNITY…..ALWAYS…BUILDING HOMES THAT CAN'T BE SOLD.. BUT…YOU PAY ..YOUR ..RENT.. AT A VERY..LOW LOW RATE…OF…$350…FOR. A ONE BEDROOM PLACE..JUST SAYING…ALL THAT THERE MONEY….THAT'S BEING MADE FROM A PROPERLY… RUN STYLE OF ..INDUSTRYS ..LIKE THE FISH FARMS…..WOULD AND …IF POSSIBLE…THAT YOU SENT ME…1%..OF ALL YOUR…PROFFITS…..AND PRODUCTS……AND REMEMBER.. WHERE YOU WERE….ONCE YOU….GET ..HEALTHY AND SETTLED ..IN.. FEELING ..GOOD AND…IMPOWERED THINK YOU NOW ARE SAVE….STAY HUMBLE….GET THE BASICS…GO OUT AND EXSERCICE…PLAY BALL
    STAY OFF OF DRUGS……DRINK…MODERATLY…..LIKE JESUS DID….
    GOD BLESS..LEARN FROM YOURS AND OTHERS…KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID….GROW OLD GRACEFULLY….DISAPLINE ..YOUR SELVES…..KEEP THE PRICE OF EVERY THING IN YOUR COMUNITY…..WAY DOWN..AT A LEVEL PLAYING FEILD..MOSTLY THE RENT….AND BE KLEAN….

  32. Yeah..another thing we need is education for young girls, teenagers, etc about how to recognize red flags in men who are going to be abusers and also you know..actually do something about the men who do that. A restraining order won't stop a crazy person from killing you if they want to kill you, and if someone breaks a restraining order, the penalty needs to be YEARS

  33. Dear Lexy, what you're doing with these investigative stories has touched my heart and inspired me. I'm going to college to be a writer with a focus on the environment, but your stories are so impactful and they have made me realize that I can incorporate so many more themes into my writing – social justice, human rights, fair wages, etc. Your work makes me so excited for what the future holds for me and how I can make a difference!

  34. It's a choice sometimes, but I think hard times hit fir some of us. Fortunately, some of us are lucky to have family and our faith keeps us on….

  35. The lady with the green is so kind and for sure when i get alot of money i want to help all the homeless ❤😌😊🙂

  36. Me and my sister is homeless I’m 11 my sister is 15 we ran away from foster abuse all I’m gonna say is cops don’t give a shit about homeless people me and my sister asked a cop for help and all he did was tell us where a homeless shelter is me and my sister went to homeless shelters asked for help and we get turned down the L.A. mayor don’t give a shit about us

  37. wtf is wrong with these people this is everyones problem these are future plagues that affect everyone in the world. The powers that be are just shooting themselves in the foot. Typical man will kill man

  38. It's a difficult decision to make, whether or not you want a homeless shelter near where you live. On one hand im super for it because most of these people are just good people down on their luck. They deserve a roof over their heads at least. On the other hand, homeless shelters dont turn away rapists or sex offenders of any kind, not to mention drug addicts or people with severe, untreated mental illnesses (like schizophrenia etc). I definitely dont want a building with a handful of people like THAT around my neighborhood

  39. it’s not easy living on the streets help others in need were all human we all have feelings no one should be treated differently don’t judge people without getting to know them or there story you don’t know what there going through or what they’ve been through.

  40. What is going on American !!! You donate so much here in Africa !! Yet you can not house or feed your own ??? America what is going on !!!

  41. I live in New York and whenever I go grocery shopping with my mom, I would see homeless people but my mom wouldn’t do anything. She would say negative things about them and I would look away. I’d feel bad about them…

  42. That state is like a third world country. The politians let people do whatever they want. U can't run a state like that, It will be like Detroit.

  43. I'm angry and sad at the same time. I just can't belive how people don't care about homeless people but luckily we have good people who help to homeless peolpe. We need more persons like that!

  44. They’re the same as us. We’re all humans. People just need to realize what it feels like to be in someone else’s shoes.

  45. When I was 1 years old my parents broke up and I moved in with my mama life was not easy I almost became homles because my mother could not afford a home for me my brother and her self but she didn't give up and didn't become fully homles.Me my mama and my brother where travelling around Europe and that was tiring. I changed schools all the time. When I became 7 I moved in with my dad my life changed totally I had a home and a stable house I visited my mama every weekend. Its bin 5 years from the day I moved to my dad and now I look back and I think that it could be me the homles one and I was lacky. I promise to all the homles people out there that I will fight for your rights as human beings 🤞🤞💙

  46. This broke my heart seeing so many homeless people who are just looking for compassion

    This also made me angry with how many heartless people was shouting bullshit and saying homeless people should get themselves out of homelessness. Dont you think they would of done that already if they could!!!!

  47. People don't think about stuff like this, people are rude to homeless what if u were homeless.its messed up how people do bad things to a woman,its sad to think about.there human to!

  48. My heart goes out to every person that has no home. I’m a single mother with a decent job and an ok support system, however I still struggle monthly to make it through. Something as simple as registration, a tire having to be replaced , anything really , can push me right over the edge of making decisions about how I’m going to pay rent and other necessary bills. We really need to support each other and treat others with respect.

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