Apr 052014
 

There is a strong coping mechanism within most people that helps them to cope with what would seem on the surface to be unbearable situations–like the situation of homelessness. Early on you may find that you are floundering–trying to locate, for example, a shelter or rehab facility where you can make some longer term strides toward recovery; as time goes by you may transfer from shelter to shelter until one offers a real opportunity to regain a foothold “normality.” “Normality,” for a person, may involve a simple job like washing dishes, if only part-time, a medical clinic that is welcoming to the indigent, a soup kitchen, an outdoor basketball court where one can shoot around, a library or coffee shop for reading or writing.

What are some very basic “amenities” that would help you to regain a foothold in a tenuous situation like homelessness?

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