We all need to be grateful for what we have. It is a sad fact that so many people in Brisbane do not have the things they need to live life to the fullest. We’re not talking about the latest video game systems or the latest pair of brand name shoes. There are so many people around you, perhaps kids that your child sits with at the lunch table at school or even the man down the street, who do not have the essentials like food, electricity, water or even a place to call home. Homelessness is a major concern in Brisbane. Let’s take a look at some of the horrifying, but true, facts about homelessness in Brisbane.
Homeless shelters in Brisbane provide a very useful service to individuals facing life-evolving issues. There are a growing number of homeless people in the city –and these shelters are the one and only recourse these individuals have until they are back on their feet.
There are certainly far too few shelters in the area to support homeless individuals, but there are few great ones that are striving to make a difference. Your support is very much needed to continue to offer their services.
Oftentimes we paint a picture of what a homeless person should be like, look like or the behaviours. Sadly, this is generally not the actual facts of the matter. Homeless people are the kids that your child attends school with, the lady that you see in the store who you laughed at because of her clothes. All too often it is hard-working, law-abiding citizens who become homeless. Many times children are involved. So many are living pay check to pay check, and when the inevitable happens, disaster strikes.