Youth and homelessness

Youth Youth and homelessness go together like cereal and milk.  When you’re young, you don’t mind sleeping on a mat, you’ll do it just to prove how bad-ass you are.  If you are homeless, it means that you are trying to make a point.  I know when I was young that’s how it was for me.  I would leave a shelter because I didn’t agree with the ethics of the place.  It didn’t matter to me that I had nowhere to go to, making a point was more important than my safety.  Now that I am older it seems that making a point is nowhere near as important as having a warm place to rest my head, I call it getting older. I see young people out on the streets, literally sleeping in doorways and out in the open and I think to myself, “You can do that know, but Read More …

Who Am I Talking To?

As a homeless person, I feel that I want to reach out to other homeless people and those that would like to understand more about the homeless, but are/were afraid to ask. The homeless have many resources, they often just don’t know that those resources exist.  I don’t know if it’s done intentionally or there are so many people competing for the same resources that sometimes it seems that people are lost through the shuffle.  Here is a list of basic resources that exist in Denver.  The list exists on the Denver’s Road Home website. http://denversroadhome.org/homeless.php There you can find everything from hot meal to a hot shower.  For those that already have a place to stay but are in jeopardy of losing it due to eviction there are a couple of resources for eviction assistance as well. Sometimes help is all around us but we are too afraid to Read More …