Ending Hunter homelessness starts with changing perceptions

By Jenn O'Sullivan
May 2 2018 - 11:00am
GET REAL: Homelessness results in significant social and economic costs, not just to individuals and families, but to communities and the nation.

The common perception of someone experiencing homelessness is an old man with a drinking or drug problem and mental health issues who sleeps in a park or doorway. I hear people say “homeless people” bring it upon themselves, don’t want to change or that they just need to get off the drugs. This perception is far from the reality of the people experiencing homelessness.

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