I Help Homeless People

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 111 People

    Maybe I Do

    Well I am not sure if I am helping or hurting the homeless. But whenever I am in the city and  pan handlers asks me if I can spare some change - I will give them some. It used to bug me because I figured that they would probably just by drugs or alcohol with the money...
    Nanoose Nanoose
    61-65, M
    Mar 25, 2008

    Been There

    I have heard people make remarks about the homeless and they are almost always from spoiled well to do people who have never known a day of real hardship in their lives. People who think it's a choice don't often think so when it happens to them. I was homeless, really truly...
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    2 Responses Mar 10, 2011

    I volunteer for a homeless group called night

    safe. We help young homeless people 16-24. We give them a room for 9 nights and food and a hot shower. We also have a daycare centre where we help and mentor them to get back on their feet, teach new skills and help with forms. Tonight we are doing a sponsored night out. Me and...
    Builtbymusic Builtbymusic
    26-30, M
    Dec 4, 2015


    I woke up, and told everyone I was going to work out. When no one else was in the kitchen I took stuff from the pantry and stuffed it into my backpack. I walked around and around. Not as many people out as usual. I saw him first, on the other side of the...
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    1 Response May 26, 2008

    An Atypical Hobo

    I'm not writing this story to blow my own horn. I'm writing it because people in general have a callous attitude toward the homeless. They are lazy, they are crazy, they are scam artists etc.... When I worked in downtown Lansing, Michigan, I'd say the above labels applied to...
    bitterdregs bitterdregs
    46-50, F
    1 Response Mar 23, 2010

    I Try...

    Anytime I go into the city on business, I try to take along a few "brown bags".  I usually will put in a PBJ, a piece of fruit, some juice, snack cakes, and a couple of dollars.  I also, will throw in unused bus tokens, if I have any.  During winter...
    JusDifferent JusDifferent
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jan 7, 2008

    Community Kitchen

    I love to work at the community kitchen as often as they need me. We have so many volunteers, its fantastic. My family and I volunteered for thanksgiving. It warmed my heart to see so many people fed. We even got the police force and a few other places to hand out warm meals...
    KathrynSky KathrynSky
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 23, 2012

    Remember Them......

     I was once homeless, I lost my house because my fiance' gave up on life and committed suicide, I found myself sleeping in my car behind a Target shopping center. I pawned my engagement ring so I could get a motel room so I could shower...at the pawn shop they told me about...
    2BnLove 2BnLove
    36-40, F
    12 Responses Nov 7, 2009


    Hey my name is Timothy Adam Edwards i go by the name of Adam. Well im 22 years old from Rocky Mount,Nc I grew up in a small town called Coats,nc along with my mother little brother an 3 sisters. I am the oldest in our small family so things were very rough! for me growing up. I...
    TimothyEdwards89 TimothyEdwards89
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 27, 2011
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