Harsh winter weather across the nation intensifies the need of finding shelter availability for our needs of the homeless person and the level of compliance and response to available assistance is the foremost concern to both the homeless who needs the service and the person or organization willing to provide the assistance that is being sought out.
Emergency shelters which provide homeless community more now than at any other time of the year.
The services may be provided by a variety of community –based organizations such as mental health clinics, abuse treatment programs, developmental disability service agencies, faith-based programs and other organizations specifically concerned with housing and homelessness, or as part of the communities criminal justice system or social service agencies.
Depending on the individual brief-stay, mostly overnight accommodation to people who have no safe place to stay for a short period of time during the extremely frigid weather are available in most communities in the United States. Getting those who need them to the shelters and even informing the homeless of the availability is a very important part of reducing the homeless population, as well as guiding them to the resources that may be unknown to them.
It may take an act of unselfish kindness and compassion on our part to be the first to step in to lessen the homeless population. It may agency that can.
A cup of coffee on a cold night just might be the step up, a step in the right direction to help a fellow human being defeat homelessness in their life start by simply asking someone in need if they would like it if you gave them a cup of coffee. From there you might be able to find out what is needed and how you may be able to help or direct them to an available resource that can.