Sometimes there is no simple text book answer, sometimes the way it is is exactly that, the way it is, No Text Book, is the best way I can find to sum up in word form, what it means to be homeless to feel isolated to not fit into any particular place, when we so desperately need to feel that we as a person are worth something, anything, other than just a standard text book case, just another number waiting in a line of numbers to be turned down, pushed around and told sorry, next.
Originally posted on Angel-Shoot-2-Kill:
On any given day or night there are 105,000 people in Australia living below poverty living with the reality of homelessness.
There is no stereo typical look of a person experiencing hardship or homelessness; there is no specific age, or gender.
Homelessness does not always mean sleeping next to a rubbish bin in an ally way as the stereo type has portrayed.
The definition of homeless is:
A person is homeless if, and only if, he or she has inadequate access to safe and secure housing.
Departments assisting individuals with homelessness and poverty issues have defined homelessness into five groups these groups determine the assistance individuals can receive from which organisations and/or government departments.
Five operational groups of homelessness:
- Persons who are in improvised dwellings, tents or sleeping out
- Persons in supported accommodation for the homeless
- Persons who are staying temporarily with other households
- Persons who are staying in boarding…
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