Understanding homelessness is difficult for most people. According to National Alliance to End Homelessness, there are 610,042 people experiencing homelessness on any given night in the United States. NAEH focuses on four specific groups experiencing homelessness; families, youth, veterans, and those who are considered to be experiencing chronic homelessness. NAEH is holding its 2014 National Conference on Ending Homelessness July 29, 2014 12:00am- July 31, 2014 4:00pm at the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel.
This conference will cover major areas of how to attack homelessness with each individual case. The city of Washington D.C. is unfortunately faced with a high volume of homelessness. Thankfully homelessness is decreasing due to all of the time and effort that has been spent on campaigns, funding,providing resources, and many other services. NAEH is making a difference by helping those who have lost their way at some point in life and are in need of a helping hand. Homeless people are vulnerable and tend to have high rates of health problems especially those who are suffering from a mental illness or substance abuse disorder. It is important for a community to work together to make sure everyone should be treated with care and respect. Homelessness is a hard lifestyle to live and most require assistance to help them slowly make their way back into our society and be happy independent people who can afford and sustain a roof over their heads.
Our Washington DC Inn cares for those who are without a home. We support NAEH in their quest to get the community knowledgeable about a commitment to end homeless. If a community and a nation works together a lot can happen. Homeless individuals are people too, some are in need of more assistance than others, but it is possible to keep the percent decreasing if we all work together.
Here is a video of last year’s National Alliance to End Homelessness 2013 National Conference.
Brianna, Innkeeper, American Guest House, a Washington DC Bed and Breakfast