There are a few people living in the woods behind my neighborhood. Yup, in the woods, no home to go to, no safe place to lay their heads. It makes me wonder if and when our economy is going to rebound. I know nothing about the Dow or NASDAQ, and if you try to explain it to me, my eyes will glaze over and I will start dreaming of rainbows and unicorns.
What I do know is if things don't change, there are going to be more people out of jobs and living in the woods. How can we as a community start to make a change? How can we expect these people who have no other options to change? How can I explain to my children that there are so many more people in this situation than they see? Are there any resources in this county for displaced people who are looking for jobs and a safe place to live, and if so, what are they and how do we help?
I am fortunate in the fact that my family would help us in a pinch if we lost our home, but there are countless others whose families are either not around, or not in a position to help. We all want to live in a perfect world, but the reality is, most people are just a paycheck away from homeless.
If anyone can give me resources and who to contact for these people, please feel free to contact me. The only other thing we can do at this point is make a choice to vote for better people in our government offices, and pray that this does not happen to us.