Angel O'Fire:

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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About Angel O'Fire

New Zealand born, this kiwi chick took flight to live in the great land down under in Queensland Australia in 1988. I am clumsy at times not known for my tact and or grace, straight to the point, and somewhat impatient, I have come to accept that what is in this life simply is. Far from religious, I do not believe in a divine god per say that will come down and save the world, although I accept each to their own when it comes to their views and beliefs of what religion is or should be. I consider myself to be my own worst critic as I tend to strive for best, and have a tendency to push myself physically and emotionally beyond my limits. Still naive at times, still hoping to see the good rather than the bad in people, this has not been one of the qualities that I can say I am fond of, as it has come to burn me time after time over the years. I am a strong believer in Karma, as I do believe in what we put out is what we do get in return, good bad or indifferent. With a tendency to stand my ground when it comes to opinions, as we all have one, there is no right nor wrong, it is a perspective, a view point on how we view a subject. Zero tolerance for others who are self-riotous, I have no interest in people who claim to have never done any wrong in their lives, and who judge others, prior to walking in those they cast judgement upon’s shoes. I am just your average girl who is trying to make my way through life as it is. I am a mother, lover, friend, partner, co-worker, manager, coach, and referee, a Jill of all trades. A firm believer that ‘ignorance is not bliss’ nor is ‘ignorance’ and excuse to be an arsehole in the world we live in today, those who continue to use the ‘ignorance is bliss’ rule are plainly arrogant and uneducated. I love the water, beach surf and sand, the water is where I seem to find myself when I need to take 5 mins out of life's hectic cycle. I figure that each to their own, as it takes all kinds of people to make the world go round. I believe that life is not learnt out of a text book, and often wonder why we teach our lessons from one to our growing generations. Although I can be a surprising wealth of knowledge I find it amazing how a person can actually no so much about nothing, yet be a master of the topic. I am that girl who cuts her jeans into shorts because she got hot, am not one to enjoy shopping, in fact I hate the entire nightmare of going shopping and it has me fkd how so many chicks say 'lets make a day of it' and love bouncing from shop to shop looking at things that are well pointless. All in all that is me so hello world I'm Angel.
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