If you were to see a homeless person on the street begging for a handout, you may walk right on past them or give them some excuse about not being able to help, but what would you do if that same person was a child? The truth is, whether you realize it or not, is that there are many children all over the world who are homeless. This is not usually a choice that they make, but one that is made for them. Often, they are homeless because their family simply cannot afford to have a home. These kids go to school and try to act normally, but they do not have the same security that other children have because their parents are disabled, veterans, and more. Their parents have fallen on hard times and perhaps lost the home that they were living in because they were faced with a choice of, “Food or Housing”. Isn’t it time to put an end to their struggles?
Thing Happen Everyday
We live in a world that is constantly on the move. People work hard to try and get ahead, but then bills pile up. Some of us may say that those people should work to get a better job, but the truth is; it is not always possible. In many areas, state assistance is being cut and the people who need the help most are unable to qualify because of this circumstance or that one. Young parents drop out of school because of an unexpected, unplanned pregnancy and then they are doomed to living on minimum wage. With the price of rent, it is virtually impossible to pay rent while putting food on the table and so things start to go backward. You also have veterans who are unable to live off their disability checks or accident victims that are not quite able to draw the assistance they need. It is a cycle that once certain things happen; leads to other things and before long; there is a family living on the street, struggling to make things better.
We Can Make a Difference
Thanks to a new bill that is trying to go through, Bring Vancouver Home, a program that will enable homeless families to have the home that they need; it is possible to make a difference. The downside is; it cannot happen without the support of the community. Even with sponsors who are supporting it completely, there are still issues with the funding. A friendly contribution or a small increase in taxes can help to ensure that more than 1,900 children can have a home that they can feel safe and secure in. Their families will be more able to own an apartment that is affordable and everyone will have more money for food, bills, and other necessities. Are you willing to give your support to something that can do so much good in and around Vancouver? If so, now is the time to say you want a better life for the children in this area.