Help Us Help Our Homeless
New Jersey is Facing a Hidden Crisis
Thousands of our neighbors are currently homeless. Our shelters are overcrowded and it’s considerably difficult for people in a state as expensive as ours to work themselves out of recurring homelessness on their own. The number of unsheltered people in our state has grown by more than 74% since 2014. These unsheltered neighbors of ours are sleeping on streets and benches and, very commonly, unsafely camping out in the woods of suburbia. Our homeless aren’t just at risk because of their exposure to the weather, they’re also liable to having their makeshift dwellings slashed and vandalized and their few belongings stolen or damaged. In some cases, our homeless in New Jersey have been prejudicially threatened with violence and even physically assaulted because of cruel views about what it means to be without a home.
A better way: hope for our homeless
Everyone deserves a safe place to be able to sleep at night. Land for the Homeless is passionately working to achieve this and beyond through the establishment of a supportive, transitional community for those in need of shelter to seek self-betterment on a plot of land we have acquired in Central Jersey. This community would provide the homeless with direct and personalized social services helping them with life skills education, job skills training and placement, relevant referrals to healthcare professionals, and transportation along with assistance acquiring and retaining permanent housing. A community like this, a model of which is pictured above, is long overdue and would make a world of difference in the lives of the many local homeless who are faced with otherwise nearly insurmountable circumstances and would provide compassion and a sense of community to those who are struggling to survive.
You’re the missing piece!
Despite the relatively young lifespan of our charity, our volunteers have already been successful in providing many of the local homeless with the food and supplies they need to be able to survive living on the streets and in the woods. We have also been able to counsel and temporarily shelter several homeless individuals across our state. In addition, we have raised a great deal of awareness about the plight of our homeless on a state and national level, including educating public officials about the issue.
We want to be able to do so much more and we can only with your help! It is up to us to help our neighbors without homes.
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Thank you in advance for your heart for our homeless.