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Karam: Giving a Future to Syrian Refugee ChildrenA couple months ago, the world was moved by a photograph of a young, lifeless Syrian child washed up on a Turkish beach. The death of this boy, Alan Kurdi,... more
I really believe in what Family Care does. They are constantly trying to make a difference in the county and keep families together.... more »
- San Luis Obispo, CA
i was accepted into this program a month after i turned 18. this program has helped me Tremendously. they taught me how to be... more »
- Riverside, CA
I have volunteered with WCCKY for a little over a year now and it has been such an inspirational partnership. As a volunteer I... more »
- Covington, KY
The Amos House is a first rate organization. The Executive Director, Eileen Hayes, cares about her employees and everyone who... more »
- Providence, RI
The Mission and the story is compelling but they do not have their 2014 990 up to date or available. This should give... more »
- Sacramento, CA
caring family wrote:
They do a lot with a little. Great staff working hard to create a great place for babies and families. They provide families... more »
- Atlanta, GA
For over 20 years, POPC has been an invaluable resource for my patients and their families. Working with the underinsured and... more »
- Farrell, PA
Live Violence Free serves the needs of so many in the South Lake Tahoe community. This organization is vital to educating community... more »
- South Lake Tahoe, CA
The back to school give away, Women's housing project and homeless feeding programs alone make this organization worthy of your... more »
- Jamaica, NY
I was in a postion where I had to do community service for an assistance program. At first I was not exactly excited about having... more »
- Lansing, MI
On any given night in the United States, there are 643,047 people experiencing homelessness. Although many are adults, there are teenagers and children living without a home. 12% of people who find themselves homeless and below the poverty line are veterans. We need to help these people, and these nonprofits and charities help get these homeless people off the streets and back on their feet.
While unemployment rates remain low, more and more people are being forced into homelessness and onto the streets. These poor people need shelter, but beyond a place to sleep, these families are faced with hunger and danger while living on the streets. We need housing for the homeless.
Nonprofits play an important role in helping the homeless, especially homeless families. They may offer services such as job training or rehabilitation. They may offer daycare to enable parents to go looking for jobs or they may even have employment services that help connect employers with these people. Some nonprofits even refurbish old homes for homeless families to temporarily live in.
But while shelters and ministries can provide safety and a place to sleep, they still need your help to make it all possible. Volunteer or donate to a homeless shelter near you or any other charity for the homeless and help get a person off the streets, out of poverty, and on their way to a functional life.