Who Are the Homeless?
9 Guidelines for Interacting with Those Experiencing Homelessness
Treat the Homeless With Dignity
Taking time to talk in a friendly manner helps the homeless avoid being driven into potentially dangerous isolation, depression or paranoia.
Understand Who the Homeless Are
Know that homelessness is a complex issue with many causes. Each homeless person is an individual with unique needs. Most are able and willing to work. They are not the perpetual social problem many believe they are.
Share God's Love Wherever You Can
If Jesus were walking the Earth today, He would doubtless spend time with the homeless speaking with, healing and helping them. Today, Jesus chooses to work through those who follow Him.
Pray for the Homeless
Exposure to the elements, disease, dirt and occasional violence all sap years off a person’s life in a very short time! God can use your prayers and the brutality of the streets to bring many of the broken to Himself.
Most of us have closets that need cleaning! Used clothing, and especially new socks and underclothing can be donated to shelters. Having something new to wear gives a psychological lift.
Volunteer at a Shelter
Our ministry is possible because of our amazing volunteers—signing people in, serving meals, counseling and so much more.
Call to get started! (707)578-1830.
Volunteer Your Professional Talents
No matter what you do for a living, you can help the homeless with your on-the-job talents and skills. The homeless’ needs are bountiful–your time and talents are greatly appreciated.
Volunteer Your Hobbies
Every one of us has something we can share with the homeless. Give demonstrations of what you know how to do, teach classes or even just share your hobby one-on-one with a homeless person to make a difference in someone's life.
We’ve all been panhandled for change before. The next time you meet someone experiencing homelessness, take a minute to talk with them and offer them one of our Real Change Certificates. These slips of paper invite them to a meal, a bed and a genuine opportunity to get the help they really need.