homeless shelters

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 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,…


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…



A homeless shelter with rows of beds.

How Homeless Shelters Work

If you’re down on your luck and thinking about staying in a homeless shelter, you’re not alone. Millions of people are now without a home, and while some live in their cars, RV’s, or on…


A homeless man sleeps on the ground in his clothes.

Where to Sleep When You’re Homeless

When you’re homeless for the first time, figuring out where to sleep is one of the most stressful problems that you will most likely deal with. When I first became homeless, it was bad enough…