Hearing from the Homeless
“Video presented by permission and originally screened at Lifetree Cafe. Visit www.lifetreecafe.com“
“If each of us tries to help the homeless and those in poverty in one small way, eventually we can end homelessness. Homeless Gear helps those who endure the elements to survive not for the challenge of the mountain and the outdoors but to make it through the night.” – Sister Mary Alice Murphy
Every night in America, more than 500,000 people are without a home; that number includes more than 10,000 in Colorado, and hundreds in Fort Collins alone. Thousands more are on the brink.
For those who are homeless, the struggle is real and constant. It encompasses everything from the short-term (staying safe, finding shelter, eating a meal and meeting other basic needs), to the long-term (landing a job, finding a house) and everything in between.
A broad segment of the homeless population is without hope, disengaged from the community and no longer accessing services through the traditional agency system. Our goal is to bridge the gap: to instill a sense of hope in the people we serve, reconnect them to the community-at-large and provide them with the supplies and support that they need to survive, move forward and escape the grip of homelessness.