A person becomes homeless when they do not have the means to provide a place for themselves to live, usually because they lack the employment to do so. Often there is a pattern involved of financial and social conditions that ensue poverty to linger in families through generations.
As an impoverished child grows up lacking adequate food and housing, it leads to poor hygiene, malnutrition and insecurity. These children are trapped in a pattern of low quality of health and a declining power to earn money. Education becomes difficult as the need to drop out of school to earn money becomes part of their survival. As these young people grow up and have children, this cycle of poverty and homelessness is perpetuated to the next generation.
To break this cycle, we must provide these children with adequate food and housing and an education that will support gainful employment. It would help ensure that as they grow up they will be able to care for and support themselves. Helping with these basic needs can end the awful pattern of poverty and homelessness in their lives.
The Barrett Foundation works to provide housing and support for homeless women and children, serving over 43,000 meals a year and supplying over 11,000 bed nights along with hundreds of hours in case management to support their needs and help them obtain opportunities for education and affordable housing.
Ways You Can Help Break the Cycle of Homelessness by Supporting the Barrett Foundation:
1) Donate your unwanted vehicle through Donate-a-Car.
2) Donate items needed most through their Amazon Smile Wish List.
3) Print out their everyday wish list of items that is desperately needed by the homeless children and donate to the Barrett Foundation.
We all can agree that the level of homeless children in America is unacceptable. Let’s all do that we can to make a difference, and do something to support these children.