So I would like to start this blog post with a brief history lesson on the history of the American Welfare System. As a response to the Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt created the New Deal in the mid 30’s, which was relief for the unemployed and poor. Our current welfare system, which we know today, dates back to the mid 60’s and “The War on Poverty.” The War on Poverty...

During the next six weeks we will be discussing issues that the homeless face, most of these issues you may not be aware of. There are issues that the homeless face that keep them from getting off the street that you may not realize. One of the reasons for this series is to try to help you gain a better understanding of the circumstances they find themselves in. It is really imp...

Please know that some of these answers may be tough, but they've been time tested and observed in real life situations for over a decade. We pray that they may lead you into a deeper understanding of homelessness and what you can do to help.

 

 

Question 1: What Should I Do About the 'Will Work for Food' Guy?

 

I know you have seen him; he is holding a sign that says 'Will Work for...

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