In case you missed it, here are some of the things we discussed at Homelessness 101 last week:
(We’ll have a similar class this summer, so keep an eye out for that!)
What is LMM doing to address homelessness?
A great place to find out is over here. Or schedule a tour with one of our staff here.
Is poverty simply financial or material?
No. We found poverty can also be social/relational, emotional, spiritual, educational, and physical (health).
What should our response be to people experiencing homelessness?
While keeping safety in mind, smile and acknowledge people you encounter, perhaps start a conversation with them if it feels right. Don’t give money, but do encourage people to come to the Lighthouse Mission for help with food, shelter, and other immediate needs.
For more info, visit our post How to Help Panhandlers.