Homeless and Surviving in Victoria - Meet Chynaman
My Chat with Chynaman, a Homeless Neighbour
Homeless and Cold
Life on the Streets
I snapped a picture of a homeless guy who, when I got home and saw the picture, I had to go back to get permission from him to use it because it's a great photo, he is looking directly at me, and he's identifiable.
So I went back back to the corner to see if he was still there or if he and moved on. Indeed he hadn't left yet. After an explanation of my intentions and and some good conversation Chynaman kindly agreed to speak to me with my camera recording.
I think too many of us are walking by too many people without considering or realizing that no one expects to land on the streets, homeless and depending on a system that doesn't support getting people back into the work force permanently.
People on that are homeless today are the taxpayers of yesterday and if it could happen to them it could happen to you.
People that are dependent on street living are from your own community whether you want to see it or not. They are the unfortunate ones who the system has failed and we need to realize that.
Do you beieve we have a social responsibility to help the homeless?
We have a social responsibility to help yesterday's neighbours, especially when they are literally living in our streets begging for help. What kind of a society are we when we put more value in consumerism than humanism.
There is a therapeutic farm community named Woodwynn Farms, whose goal is to help turn around the lives of homeless people permanently, and they are in need of support. Please read the Woodwynn Farms article to become familiar with the project and consider helping a respectful and long term solution to a problem that is growing all over the world.
Homeless for 15 yrs, not by choice
Worldwide Homeless Statistics
- Homeless Statistics - Homeless World Cup
An estimated 100 million people worldwide are homeless. Source: United Nations Commission on Human Rights, 2005.
Another Real Life Story
- Being Homeless in America; My story
This article exposes the reality of life as a homeless family in today's America. My family and I became part of those statistics. This is my story
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