How is it that people in our community are homeless?

There are the people we see living “rough,” carting their entire lives in bags and carts, surviving with very little through all weather conditions. They frequent shelters or live in parks and ravines.

Then there are others who do not have a home to call their own but are able to rely on friends and family, or barter for a night or two of couch surfing.

Why would anyone live like this? Is it a choice? Are they just lazy? Why don’t they just get a job?

The reality is this is a hard way to live and no one would choose this, unless the alternative was worse…