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See Me

Understanding homelessness from my point of view is first seeing me as a person, one of God’s children.

And to get over the stereotype of “people like me.”

That we don’t work, are on drugs and are uneducated.

Also don’t look at the news and think about all of the programs and money the government is providing and think that they are doing all that they can.

Homelessness will break someone’s will, it will take hope away, make you start feeling less than human. Everyday you have to invent a new reason to keep trying to hold on to the little dignity that you have.

So to interact with me just treat me like a human being, try to stay away from the how did you end up like this question and allow me to open up to you.

Don’t make me feel like a project or something that you have on your to do list. Understanding homelessness is simple.

Remember that they are human also.

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Photo by Rob Curran on Unsplash


  • Kelton McNair

    Resident of Charlotte, North Carolina, and member of Caldwell Presbyterian Church. Working in food service. US Army veteran.






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