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A woman searches a clothing rack at a homeless shelter.

Where Can the Homeless Get Clothes?

When you’re living outside and sleeping on the streets, clothes can be one of the most important necessities you’ll need to survive. You may also need nicer clothing at some point so that you can…


A man panhandles with a sign on a public street.

How Do Homeless People Afford Drugs?

Substance abuse is a major problem in society and has become one of the main contributing factors to homelessness around the world. Many regular people with nice jobs, homes, and families end up losing everything…



A woman applies for a job while standing at a counter.

How to Get a Job When You’re Homeless

Getting a job when you’re homeless and living on the streets can be one of the most difficult things some people will have to face in life. Many people straight out of college complain that…




A man is sitting in a small tent on a mountain in snow.

Where Do Homeless People Sleep in Winter?

Winter time can one of the hardest times to be homeless, but for some it can also be one of the easiest times. This isn’t to say that any aspect of being homeless is easy,…


A tent is set up beneath an overpass.

What to Expect When You Become Homeless

Nobody expects to become homeless in their lives and people always think that it could never happen to them, until one day it actually does happen. When you find yourself homeless and living on the…


An electrical outlet is displayed on a bench.

Where to Charge Your Phone When Homeless

Sometimes finding a place to charge your phone, laptop or other electronic devices when you’re homeless can be a difficult task. As I found out for myself, this can even be true in large urban…