A blog of Steve Kimes, giving his considerations on homelessness, justice and some stories of real homeless folks in Portland and Gresham, Oregon.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Giving Tip #4-- Don't Ask Where The Homeless Live
If you’ve got homeless folk, they may not be able to trust you thoroughly, or just not be sure. So one of the rules is just not to ask where they live. If they tell you where they camp, that’s fine, but don’t ask. It is technically illegal to be without a house in almost all urban areas, so it’s a difficult thing to answer.