Invisible

A Lawyer's Prayers

A homeless man outside the UN in New York, Author/Source CGP Grey (CC Attribution 2.0 Generic) A homeless man outside the UN in New York City, Author/Source CGP Grey (CC Attribution 2.0 Generic)

We have learned to ignore them:  the homeless.  Fixtures on every street corner.  Present but, for all practical purposes, invisible.

Population Size

On any given night there are over a half million Americans sleeping on the streets [1].  Slightly under half those are homeless families. Approximately 50,000 are veterans (down from a high of 76,000 in 2010).

About 15% of the total are chronically homeless.

Contributing Factors

“…for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in…” (Matt. 25: 35).

The problem of homelessness is complex.

A significant percentage of the homeless will, when questioned, reveal that they were abused.

A large number are children, made homeless along with their parents.  This creates issues involving…

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