Having recently attended a two-day conference on homelessness, it made me hopeful that we in the U.S., or in this particular conference’s case the upper Midwest, are turning a corner. There is a consciousness I’ve never seen before and an awareness of what the impoverished need. It has taken our society several decades to get here — we used to ignore the vagrant sleeping on the bench or screaming at the light post — only to realize that treated as human beings, these folks will usually act as such.
Anyway, over the weekend I read two articles that lead me to believe we are on the right track, whether intentional or not.
The New York Times: Medicaid Expansion Faces Major Logistical Challenges Among the Homeless
I can think of no better a time to consider those homeless souls — when we are all grateful for that which we have been given.