Chronic Homelessness and Understanding

Mike helps carry the Right 2 Dream Too banner as he chants in unison with other marchers along the route, "Homelessness is not a crime." Photo © Mary Anne Funk
Mike helps carry the Right 2 Dream Too banner as he chants in unison with other marchers along the route, "Homelessness is not a crime." Photo © Mary Anne Funk

Weekly Podcast

Discourse

 

Chronic Homelessness: Today's podcast is about understanding what is meant by chronically homeless and understanding what is inside the mind and life of a chronically homeless person and how to help them out of that situation when you are approached by someone who is chronically homeless.

 


Michael provides insight into understanding that it is a long process and the understanding that you have to work at their pace and the time it takes them to integrate into housing after being outside for years. Not addressing what they want, the time they need and the small steps they need to integrate back into housing, can cause them anxiety. Michael discussing work slowly to help them transition comfortably.