Homelessness is sometimes a result of mental illness. Often that is combined with substance abuse.
My friend and I encountered another friend we hadn’t seen in a year. Our not-seen friend is now homeless. No substance abuse is involved, but there are definitely some other powerful issues at play.
I’ll be talking with two friends who are experts at my church to find out some ways to help him. It’s complicated.
So this Christmastime, I think it’s a great idea to give to an organization in your area that helps the homeless. You’ll be assisting those who have reached bottom and maybe providing hope for the future.