How We Help The Homeless
Backpacks For The Street is a boots on the ground organization providing assistance with food, necessities, employment, health care, and housing, among other essential services to those experiencing homelessness, in addition to its live-saving backpacks, 365 days a year.
A lot of people know us because of our backpacks program. But we very much about the solutions.
To that end, we go out into the community and work one on one with people where they are, to find long-term and viable solutions that directly address their specific situation.
There is no cookie cutter solution.
Why one person is homeless may not be why another person is; and what their needs are also unique to them.
For us — meeting them on their turf, where they are trying to survive and exists — is the only way to start curbing the problem.
Having someone look at you in the eyes and treat you with respect and compassion, and say, “hi, I’m here to help. Let’s work together,” as opposed to being a faceless name in a case worker’s computer can be (and often is) life changing.
People need hope and to be able to know that there are solutions.
Homelessness doesn’t take a day off and neither do we.