The Homeless are People too!
There are many misconceptions and assumptions made by the public about the homeless. The stereotypes range from laziness, drug addicted, mentally ill and illiterate to the misnomer that they are people who just want hand-outs and prefer to take the easy way out by panhandling and begging.
According to Marilyn Fountain, Director of Communications for the Houston-based Star of Hope mission, “the prevalence of stereotyping has created a sense of apathy and resentment on the part of the public, particularly in a time when the financial realities of many families have changed for the worse.”
Would you help a homeless person if they asked you to?